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"eve" in British English

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evenoun

uk   us   /iːv/
[S] the ​period or ​day before an ​importantevent: Mrs Clayton was ​speaking to ​Arabjournalists in Paris on the eve of her ​visit to Egypt. Christmas/New Year's Eve [S or U] old use the ​evening

Evenoun [S]

uk   us   /iːv/
the first woman, ​according to the biblicalstory of how the ​world was made
(Definition of eve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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evenoun [U]

 us   /iv/
the ​evening or ​day before a ​holiday, or the ​periodimmediately before an ​importantevent: New Year’s Eve the eve of the ​election
(Definition of eve from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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