Meaning of “eve” in the English Dictionary

"eve" in British English

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uk /iːv/ us /iːv/

[ S ] the period or day before an important event:

Mrs Clayton was speaking to Arab journalists 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 /iːv/ us /iːv/

the first woman, according to the biblical story of how the world was made

(Definition of “eve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eve" in American English

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evenoun [ U ]

us /iv/

the evening or day before a holiday, or the period immediately before an important event:

New Year’s Eve
the eve of the election

(Definition of “eve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)