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English definition of “eve”

eve

noun     /iːv/
[S] the period or day before an important event: Mr Hurd was speaking to Arab journalists in London on the eve of his visit to Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Christmas/New Year's EveDays and times of day [S or U] old use the eveningDays and times of day
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