December 23, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
eve /ˈiːv/ noun
eve
/ˈiːv/
noun

plural eves

New Year's Eve celebration
New Year's Eve celebration
Learner's definition of EVE

[count]

1 literary : EVENING

  • one pleasant summer's eve

  • “…from noon to dewy eve…” — John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667)

2 : the evening or the day before a special day — usually singular

  • New Year's Eve

  • Christmas Eve

3 : the period of time just before an important event — used in the phrase on the eve of

  • The students were nervous on the eve of their graduation.

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