- 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.
The eaves of a house.
eaves definition by Webster's New World
Origin: origin, 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
eaves definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English eves, from Old English efes; see upo in Indo-European roots.