eve vs evening what difference

what is difference between eve and evening

English

Etymology

From a variant of the Middle English noun even (itself from Old English ǣfen), with a pre-1200 loss of the terminal ‘-n’, which was mistaken for an inflection. See also the now archaic or poetic even (evening), from the same source.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iːv/
  • Rhymes: -iːv
  • Homophones: eave, Eve

Noun

eve (plural eves)

  1. The day or night before, usually used for holidays, such as Christmas Eve.
  2. (archaic, poetic) Evening, night.
  3. (figuratively) The period of time when something is just about to happen or to be introduced
    Antonyms: evening, winter

Synonyms

  • (evening): een, eventide, forenight; see also Thesaurus:evening

Derived terms

  • yestereve

Related terms

  • evening
  • even

Translations

Further reading

  • eve at OneLook Dictionary Search

References

Anagrams

  • EeV, Vee, vee

Aiwoo

Numeral

eve

  1. three

References

  • Ross, M. & Næss, Å. (2007), “An Oceanic origin for Äiwoo, the language of the Reef Islands?”, in Oceanic Linguistics, volume 46, issue 2. Cited in: “Äiwoo” in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Ewe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeve/

Numeral

eve

  1. two

Finnish

Noun

eve

  1. (slang) ecstasy (drug)

Declension

Synonyms

  • ekstaasi

Anagrams

  • vee

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

eve (present tense ever, past tense eva or evet, past participle eva or evet)

  1. (reflexive) to wait, doubt, drag one’s feet

References

  • “eve” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • Homophone: æve (example of pronunciation)

Etymology 1

From Old Norse efa, ifa. Confer also with earlier ivast.

Alternative forms

  • (verb): eva (a- and split infinitives)
    • (Aasen) æva, ivast
  • (noun): (Aasen) Æve

Verb

eve (present tense evar, past tense eva, past participle eva, passive infinitive evast, present participle evande, imperative ev)

  1. (reflexive) to wait, doubt, drag one’s feet

Noun

eve m (definite singular even, indefinite plural evar, definite plural evane)

  1. doubt, uncertainty

Etymology 2

Related to eva (Etymology 2) and ev.

Alternative forms

  • eva (non-standard since 2012)

Noun

eve f (definite singular eva, indefinite plural ever, definite plural evene)

  1. trace, rest

References


Old French

Etymology

Latin aqua.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ.wə/

Noun

eve f (oblique plural eves, nominative singular eve, nominative plural eves)

  1. Alternative form of iaue; water

Rapa Nui

Noun

eve

  1. buttocks

Turkish

Noun

eve

  1. singular dative of ev


English

Alternative forms

  • ev’ning (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From Middle English evening, evenyng, from Old English ǣfnung, from ǣfnian < ǣfen (from Proto-Germanic *ēbanþs), corresponding to even +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ēv’nĭng, IPA(key): /ˈiːvnɪŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈivnɪŋ/

Noun

evening (countable and uncountable, plural evenings)

  1. The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark.
  2. The time of the day between the approximate time of midwinter dusk and midnight (compare afternoon); the period after the end of regular office working hours.
    • At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. [] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  3. (figuratively) A concluding time period; a point in time near the end of something; the beginning of the end of something.
  4. A party or gathering held in the evening.
    • 1980, Management Services (page 50)
      A few Gorllewin Cymru/West Wales Branch members attended an evening at the Dragon Hotel, Swansea, titled Photographic Techniques in Industry.
Synonyms
  • (time of day): eve, eventide, undern (UK dialect); see also Thesaurus:evening
Coordinate terms
  • (times of day) time of day; dawn, morning, noon/midday, afternoon, dusk, evening, night, midnight (Category: en:Times of day)
Derived terms
Related terms
  • eve
  • even
Translations

Etymology 2

Inflected forms.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ē’vənĭng, IPA(key): /ˈiːvənɪŋ/

Verb

evening

  1. present participle of even

Etymology 3

Inflected forms.

Verb

evening

  1. present participle of evene

Anagrams

  • eevning

Dutch

Etymology

From evenen +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeː.və.nɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: eve‧ning

Noun

evening f (plural eveningen)

  1. (obsolete) levelling, equalisation, act or process of making or becoming even or equal
  2. (obsolete) equinox
    Synonyms: dag-en-nachtevening, equinox, nachtevening

Derived terms

  • dag-en-nachtevening
  • nachtevening

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