Eve Definition

ēv
noun
The evening or day before a holiday.
Christmas Eve.
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Evening.
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The period immediately before some event.
On the eve of victory.
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The first woman, Adam's wife: Gen. 3:20
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Eve is defined as evening, or the day or night before a holiday, or the period of time before an event.
An example of eve is the night before Christmas; Christmas eve.
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pronoun

(Abrahamic religions) The first woman and mother of the human race; Adam's wife.

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A female given name.
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An unspecified primordial woman, from whom many or all people are descended.

The Seven Daughters of Eve; mitochondrial Eve.
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(cryptography) A conventional name for an agent attempting to intercept a message sent by Alice that is intended for Bob.

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verb

To come before something, usually used for holidays, such as Christmas Eve.

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Other Word Forms of Eve

Noun

Singular:
eve
Plural:
eves

Origin of Eve

  • From a variant of the Middle English noun even (itself from Old English ǣfen), with a pre-1200 loss of the terminal '-n', which was mistaken for an inflection. See also the now archaic or poetic even (“evening”), from the same source.

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin Ēva, Hēva from Hebrew ḥawwâ living, life from ḥāyâ to live ḥyw in Semitic roots

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

  • From Ancient Greek Εὔα (Εua), from Classical Hebrew חַוָּה (ḥawwah).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English variant of even even2

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

  • A pun on eavesdropper.

    From Wiktionary

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