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Definition 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 - [noun denoting person]

(eve is an instance of ...) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

(eve belongs to category ...) the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

Definition 2: the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall) - [noun denoting time]

Samples where eve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake

Synonyms for eve in the sense of this definition

(eve is a kind of ...) the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside

"the dawn turned night into day" "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"

(... is a kind of eve ) an evening when members of a club or college can bring their friends as guests

(eve is a part of ...) the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon

(eve is a part of ...) the time of day immediately following sunset

"he loved the twilight" "they finished before the fall of night"

Definition 3: the day before - [noun denoting time]

Samples where eve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he always arrives on the eve of her departure

(eve is a kind of ...) time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis

"two days later they left" "they put on two performances every day" "there are 30,000 passengers per day"

Definition 4: the period immediately before something - [noun denoting time]

Samples where eve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on the eve of the French Revolution

(eve is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

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