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Today's Word of the Day is:

eve

1. (n.) Evening.

2. (n.) The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset. not at midnight; as, Christians eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event.

3. (n.) (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

4. (n.) the day before

5. (n.) the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)

6. (n.) the period immediately before something

< 18th Aug, 2018 — omening

Examples

1. "he always arrives on the eve of her departure"

2. "on the eve of the French Revolution"

Previous Words of the Day

Date Word Definition
18th Aug, 2018 omening (pres. v. part.) of Omen
17th Aug, 2018 painting (pres. v. part.) of Paint
16th Aug, 2018 obiter (adv.) In passing; incidentally; by the way.
15th Aug, 2018 jurisdiction (adj.) The legal power, right, or authority of a particular court to hear and determine causes, to try criminals, or to execute justice; judicial authority over a cause or class of causes; as, certain suits or actions, or the cognizance of certain crimes, are within the jurisdiction of a particular court, that is, within the limits of its authority or commission.
14th Aug, 2018 vittate (adj.) Bearing or containing vittae.
13th Aug, 2018 hard-core (adj.) extremely explicit
12th Aug, 2018 zodiac (n.)
11th Aug, 2018 defenestrate (v.) throw through or out of the window
10th Aug, 2018 budded (imp. v. part.) of Bud
9th Aug, 2018 headquarters (n.) The quarters or place of residence of any chief officer, as the general in command of an army, or the head of a police force; the place from which orders or instructions are issued; hence, the center of authority or order.
8th Aug, 2018 viscidity (n.) The quality or state of being viscid; also, that which is viscid; glutinous concretion; stickiness.
7th Aug, 2018 legioned (adj.) Formed into a legion or legions; legionary.
6th Aug, 2018 bavian (n.) A baboon.
5th Aug, 2018 natatory (adj.) Adapted for swimming or floating; as, natatory organs.
4th Aug, 2018 unending (adj.) continuing forever or indefinitely
3rd Aug, 2018 fair-leader (n.) A block, or ring, serving as a guide for the running rigging or for any rope.
2nd Aug, 2018 endue (v. t.) To invest.
1st Aug, 2018 fortify (v. t.) To add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish with power to resist attack.
31st Jul, 2018 differentially (adv.) In the way of differentiation.
30th Jul, 2018 cyanosis (n.) A condition in which, from insufficient a/ration of the blood, the surface of the body becomes blue. See Cyanopathy.
29th Jul, 2018 subhumerate (v. t.) To place the shoulders under; to bear.
28th Jul, 2018 reculement (n.) Recoil.
27th Jul, 2018 beatified (imp. v. part.) of Beatify
26th Jul, 2018 bepuffed (adj.) Puffed; praised.
25th Jul, 2018 octospermous (adj.) Containing eight seeds.
24th Jul, 2018 oblique (adj.) Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
23rd Jul, 2018 fourteen (adj.) Four and ten more; twice seven.
22nd Jul, 2018 xanthate (n.) A salt of xanthic; a xanthogenate.
21st Jul, 2018 ways (n.) structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired