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  Dictionary Definition of eve

eve
noun
1. the evening, or often the day, before a church festival, and hence before any date or event: she stops with terror on the wedding eve and asks: 'What am I doing, who am I marrying...?' -- CHRISTINA STEAD, 1944.
2. the period just preceding any event, etc.: on the eve of leaving it, I confess that this solitary life has not been without its charms. -- MARCUS CLARKE, 1874.
3. Archaic. the evening.
[var. of EVEN2 ]
Eve
noun Bible the first woman. Genesis 3:20.
[ME; OE Efe, from L Eva, from Greek (Septuagint), from Heb. hawwah, explained as 'mother of the living' ( hay ), but meaning uncert.]