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evasion aid
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evasion plan of action
evasive action
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Eve churr
Evelyn Arthur Saint John Waugh
Evelyn Waugh
even a little
even as
even chance

Eve definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EVE, n. The consort of Adam, and mother of the human race; so called by Adam, because she was the mother of all living. In this case,the word would properly belong to the Hebrew. But the Hebrew name is havah or chavah, coinciding with the verb, to shew, to discover, and Parkhurst hence denominates Eve, the manifester. In the Septuagint, Eve, in Gen
3:20, is rendered life; but in Gen
it is rendered Euan or Evan. The reason of this variation is not obvious, as the Hebrew is the same in both passages. In Russ. Eve is Evva. In the Chickasaw language of America, a wife is called awah, says Adair.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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; "he always arrives on the eve of her departure"
3: the period immediately before something; "on the eve of the French Revolution"
4: the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake" [syn: evening, eve, even, eventide]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English eve, even Date: 13th century 1. evening 2. the evening or the day before a special day 3. the period immediately preceding

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Old English ?fe, from Late Latin Eva, from Hebrew ?aww?h Date: before 12th century the first woman, the wife of Adam, and the mother of Cain and Abel

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the evening or day before a church festival or any date or event (Christmas Eve; the eve of the funeral). 2 the time just before anything (the eve of the election). 3 archaic evening. Etymology: ME, = EVEN(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Eve Eve, n. [See Even, n.] 1. Evening. [Poetic] Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze. --Thomson. 2. The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset. not at midnight; as, Christians eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event. ``On the eve of death.'' --Keble. Eve churr (Zo["o]l), the European goatsucker or nightjar; -- called also night churr, and churr owl.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(eves) The eve of a particular event or occasion is the day before it, or the period of time just before it. (JOURNALISM) ...on the eve of his 27th birthday. N-COUNT: usu sing, usu the N of n see also Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve

Hitchcock Bible Dictionary

living; enlivening

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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."

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Edge, brink, border. 2. Day or night before or preceding. II. n.; (also even) (Poetical) See evening.


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