'eve', 'Eve': [ˈiːv]

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
eve /iv/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. the evening or the day before an event, esp. a holiday.
  2. the evening.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
eve  (ēv),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. (sometimes cap.) the evening or the day before a holiday, church festival, or any date or event:Christmas Eve; the eve of an execution.
  2. the period preceding or leading up to any event, crisis, etc.:on the eve of the American Revolution.
  3. the evening.
  • 1200–50; Middle English; variant of even2

Eve  (ēv),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Biographicalname of the first woman: wife of Adam and progenitor of the human race. Gen. 3:20.
  2. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning "life.''

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

eve /iːv/ n
  1. the evening or day before some special event or festival
  2. the period immediately before an event: on the eve of civil war
  3. an archaic word for evening
Etymology: 13th Century: variant of even²

Eve /iːv/ n
  1. the first woman; mother of the human race, fashioned by God from the rib of Adam (Genesis 2:18-25)

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Collocations: New Year's Eve [parties, celebrations, fireworks], a Christmas Eve [dinner, feast, party], on [Christmas, New Year's, Passover, Diwali] Eve, more...

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