1. (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;
2. the day before;
- Example: "he always arrives on the eve of her departure"
3. the period immediately before something;
- Example: "on the eve of the French Revolution"
4. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall);
- Example: "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
[syn: evening, eve, even, eventide]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Eve \Eve\ ([=e]v), n. [See Even, n.] 1. Evening. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset, not at midnight; as, Christmas eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event. "On the eve of death." --Keble. [1913 Webster] Eve churr (Zo["o]l.), the European goatsucker or nightjar; -- called also night churr, and churr owl. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
Extensible VAX Editor EVE
(EVE) A DEC product implemented using DEC's Text Processing Utility (TPU). [Details?] (2000-05-08)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
EVE Extended Virtual EnvironmentEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Eve life; living, the name given by Adam to his wife (Gen. 3:20; 4:1). The account of her creation is given in Gen. 2:21, 22. The Creator, by declaring that it was not good for man to be alone, and by creating for him a suitable companion, gave sanction to monogamy. The commentator Matthew Henry says: "This companion was taken from his side to signify that she was to be dear unto him as his own flesh. Not from his head, lest she should rule over him; nor from his feet, lest he should tyrannize over her; but from his side, to denote that species of equality which is to subsist in the marriage state." And again, "That wife that is of God's making by special grace, and of God's bringing by special providence, is likely to prove a helpmeet to her husband." Through the subtle temptation of the serpent she violated the commandment of God by taking of the forbidden fruit, which she gave also unto her husband (1 Tim. 2:13-15; 2 Cor. 11:3). When she gave birth to her first son, she said, "I have gotten a man from the Lord" (R.V., "I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord," Gen. 4:1). Thus she welcomed Cain, as some think, as if he had been the Promised One the "Seed of the woman."Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):
Eve, living; enlivening