The eaves of a house.
- Eaves are defined as the part of the roof that overhangs the building's walls.
An example of eaves is the small overhang on the end of your roof.
plural nounsing. eave
the lower edge or edges of a roof, usually projecting beyond the sides of a building
Origin of eavesorigin, originally singular , Middle English eves (pl. evesen) ; from Old English efes, edge, border, eaves, akin to Old Norse ups, church porch, Old High German obiza, porch ; from Indo-European an unverified form upes- ; from base an unverified form upo-, up from behind from source up, Classical Latin summus
The projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof.
Origin of eavesMiddle English eves, from Old English efes; see upo in Indo-European roots.