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English noun: Eve

1. Eve (person) (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


Instance hypernymadult female, woman


Domain categoryOld Testament

2. eve (time) the day before


SamplesHe always arrives on the eve of her departure.


Broader (hypernym)24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours

3. eve (time) the period immediately before something


SamplesOn the eve of the French Revolution.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

4. eve (time) the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)


SamplesHe enjoyed the evening light across the lake.


Synonymseven, evening, eventide


Broader (hypernym)day, daylight, daytime


Narrower (hyponym)guest night


Part holonymcrepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, fall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, sundown, sunset, twilight









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