Definitions for eaves

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eaves(noun)

    the overhang at the lower edge of a roof


  1. eaves(Noun)

    The underside of a roof that extends beyond the external walls of a building

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eaves

    the edges or lower borders of the roof of a building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water that falls on the roof

  2. Eaves

    brow; ridge

  3. Eaves

    eyelids or eyelashes

  4. Origin: [OE. evese, pl. eveses, AS. efese eaves, brim, brink; akin to OHG. obisa, opasa, porch, hall, MHG. obse eaves, Icel. ups, Goth. ubizwa porch; cf. Icel. upsar-dropi, OSw. ops-drup water dropping from the eaves. Probably from the root of E. over. The s of eaves is in English regarded as a plural ending, though not so in Saxon. See Over, and cf. Eavesdrop.]


  1. Eaves

    An eave is the edge of a roof. They normally project beyond the side of the building so they can carry rain water away.

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