noun Etymology: Middle English eves (singular), from Old English efes; akin to Old High German obasa portico, Old English ūp up — more at up Date: before 12th century 1. the lower border of a roof that overhangs the wall — usually used in plural 2. a projecting edge (as of a hill) — usually used in plural

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  • eave — 1570s, from S.W. Midlands dial. eovese (sing.), from O.E. efes edge of a roof, also edge of a forest, from P.Gmc. *ubaswa /*ubiswa (Cf. O.Fris. ose eaves, O.H.G. obasa porch, hall, roof, Ger. Obsen, O.N. ups, Goth. ubizwa porch; Ger. oben …   Etymology dictionary

  • eave — [[t]iv[/t]] n. archit. Usu., eaves. the overhanging lower edge of a roof • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME eves, OE efes, c. OHG obisa eave trough, Go ubizwa portico; prob. akin to above, over eaved, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • eave — ˈēv noun ( s) Usage: often attributive Etymology: back formation from eaves (taken as a plural), from Middle English eves, from Old English efes; akin to Old High German obasa portico, Old Norse ups eaves, Gothic ubizwa portico, Gothic uf under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eave — eaved, adj. /eev/, n. Usually, eaves. the overhanging lower edge of a roof. [bef. 1000; ME eves, OE efes; c. OHG obisa, Goth ubizwa hall; cf. ABOVE, OVER] * * * …   Universalium

  • eave — noun Eaves: the underside of a roof that extends beyond the external walls of a building …   Wiktionary

  • eave — eve …   American English homophones

  • eave — n. lower edge of a roof of a building which overhangs the side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • EAVE — eaeve …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • EAVE —   European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, a MEDIA project on collaboration in audiovisual production systems …   Glossary of the European Union and European Communities

  • eave trough — noun see eaves trough * * * Northern U.S. gutter (def. 3). Also, eaves trough, eavestrough. * * * eave trough or eave spout, a gutter along the eaves of a house to carry away rain water …   Useful english dictionary

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