The evening or day preceding a special day, such as a holiday.(noun)
The period immediately preceding a certain event: the eve of war. (noun)
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Use "eve" in a sentence
"Meanwhile, all I have for Chinese New Year eve is just instant noodle with a fried egg."
"Can you imagine it sending chills up your spine and tears in your eyes such as when the crew of Apollo 8 read Genesis on live TV on Christmas eve from the moon, as we saw earthrise for the first time in human history?"
"Xmas eve is the night of most family celebrations, xmas day is almost just another day."