Eaves meaning

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The projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof.
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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.

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The lower edge or edges of a roof, usually projecting beyond the sides of a building.
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The underside of a roof that extends beyond the external walls of a building.
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Origin of eaves

  • Middle English eves from Old English efes upo in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English eves, from Old English efes (“edge of a roof”), from Proto-Germanic *ubaswa (compare Old High German obasa (“porch, hall, roof”), Gothic ubizwa), ultimately from the same root as over.

    From Wiktionary