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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Eve \Eve\ ([=e]v), n. [See Even, n.] 1. Evening. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 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." --Keble. [1913 Webster] Eve churr (Zo["o]l.), the European goatsucker or nightjar; -- called also night churr, and churr owl. [1913 Webster]