Definition of eve noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//iːv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//iːv//
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  1. 1the day or evening before an event, especially a religious festival or holiday Christmas Eve (= 24 December) a New Year’s Eve party (= on 31 December) on the eve of the election a special election eve show
  2. 2(old use or literary) evening one midsummer’s eve
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘close of day’): short form of even ‘evening’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: eve