- 1The day or period of time immediately before an event or occasion: on the eve of her departure he gave her a little parcelMore example sentences
day before, evening before, night before; period (just) before
- The Programme Officer also gave away prizes and awards to those who stood out in various sports events held on the eve of the World Disabled Day.
- On the eve of the event, inspired by childhood visits to the famous Levens Hall in Cumbria, Boston began cutting them into pairs of orbs and crosses and crowns.
- I have heard other stories about weddings being ruined because the dress or cake firm or indeed the reception venue imploded on the eve of the happy event.
- 1.1The evening or day before a religious festival: the service for Passover eveMore example sentences
- Traditionally the kulich is taken to be blessed at midnight mass on the eve of Easter Sunday.
- On the Sabbath's eve the body was taken down, as the Law required, and was buried.
- These are sometimes lit in churches on the eve of Easter Sunday.
- 1.2chiefly • literary Evening: a bitter winter’s eveMore example sentences
- It was a blustery winter eve, the sun was sinking into slumber and in the town square, settlers were gathering for a meeting.
- While probably not worthy of a full purchase, I certainly would recommend this as a rental on a chilly winter eve.
late Middle English (in the sense 'close of day'): short form of even2.