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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Eve 
  n  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  Even  in 
  the  Garden  of  Eden  [syn:  {Eve}] 
  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},  {eventide}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  EVE 
 
  {Extensible  VAX  Editor} 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eve 
  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." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Eve,  living;  enlivening 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  EVE 
  Extended  Virtual  Environment 
 
 




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