Definitions of eve

  1. the period immediately before something; " on the eve of the French Revolution"
  2. ( Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo- Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden
  3. the day before; " he always arrives on the eve of her departure"
  4. the latter part of the day ( the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); " he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
  5. ( Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo- Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
  6. Evening.
  7. The evening before a holiday, - from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset. not at midnight; as, Christians eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event.
  8. The fast or vigil before a church festival, or saint's day; the period immediately before some important event; as, the eve of departure; evening; the close of day.
  9. The close of the day; night before a day of note; time just preceding some event.
  10. The evening before a festival; evening or time immediately preceding any event.
  11. The latter part or close of the day; the evening before a holiday; the time immediately preceding some important event.
  12. Wife of Adam, the first man; the mother of all living.
  13. The close of the day; the night before a holy- day, as Christmas eve; time immediately preceding any important action.

Usage examples for eve

  1. What is this, Eve? – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2. But Queen Elizabeth thought that the day on which France fell into his hands would be the eve of her own ruin. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  3. Christmas Eve came round. – Cobb's Bill-of-Fare by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  4. It had just occurred to me that on two former occasions when the heir apparent of England was cut off in the prime of life the nation was on the eve of a religious revolution in the first instance, and of a political one in the second. – Colloquies on Society by Robert Southey
  5. Now if I would write a Christmas song for this music would you sing it at church on Christmas Eve? – Pearl and Periwinkle by Anna Graetz
  6. She did not realize that Eve invariably employed the same method with our grandfather Adam. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  7. And I love you, Eve." – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  8. I'll show you the Christmas Eve of your life. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  9. She could have no reason whatever for writing as she did, on the eve of her marriage, no reason beyond the irresistible desire to speak out all her heart once only and for the last time. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  10. " How you run off with one's words, Eve! – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  11. It is cold out there; Who would think to face such cold on a May Eve? – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  12. Monday was Christmas Eve, and on that morning Mrs. Murphy, kind, good- natured soul that she was, carried Molly's breakfast to her room with a pile of letters from home. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  13. Not that Star- Dream is another Eve; nor that this is like the first love story. – The Way of the Gods by John Luther Long
  14. But now, on this St. Catherine's Eve, Mrs. Nagle told herself that she was at the end of her strength. – Studies in love and in terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  15. When, at eve, thou rovest By the star thou lovest, O, then remember me! – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
  16. They'll have a good Christmas Eve all together, even if they are sick. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  17. In this hypothesis, our proposal to inoculate the typhoid fever, which up to this time has been tried on horses only, and in experiments badly conducted, by pupils of the Veterinary School of Lyons, was perhaps on the eve of being realised. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  18. No. They did what they did on the eve of your marriage. – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser
  19. Eve went to see her mother. – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
  20. " Well, you won't eve haf to, child," returned Mrs. Lander, with an eye on the side of the case that seldom escaped her. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells