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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 eve /ˈiv/
 前夜,前夕

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eve 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, Christmas eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event. “On the eve of death.”
 Eve churr Zoöl., the European goatsucker or nightjar; -- called also night churr, and churr owl.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 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 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, eventide]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 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)

 Eve, living; enlivening