What does eaves mean?

Definitions for eaves
eaves

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word eaves.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eavesnoun

    the overhang at the lower edge of a roof

Wiktionary

  1. eavesnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Eaves

    brow; ridge

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Eaves

    eyelids or eyelashes

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eaves

    ēvz, n.pl. the projecting edge of the roof: anything projecting.—ns. Eaves′drip, Eaves′drop, the water which falls from the eaves of a house: the place where the drops fall.—v.i. and v.t. Eaves′drop, to stand under the eaves or near the windows of a house to listen: to listen for secrets.—ns. Eaves′dropper, one who thus listens: one who tries to overhear private conversation; Eaves′dropping. [A.S. efes, the clipped edge of thatch; cf. Ice. ups.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce eaves?

How to say eaves in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eaves in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eaves in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of eaves in a Sentence

  1. Victor Sedinger:

    Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause the wood trim at the eaves to rot, and that can invite all kinds of critters into your attic space.

Images & Illustrations of eaves

  1. eaveseaveseaveseaveseaves

Popularity rank by frequency of use

eaves#10000#41999#100000

Translations for eaves

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for eaves »

Translation

Find a translation for the eaves definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these eaves definitions with the community:

1 Comment

Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"eaves." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/eaves>.

Are we missing a good definition for eaves? Don't keep it to yourself...

Browse Definitions.net

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Quiz

Are you a words master?

»
repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
  • A. meerschaum
  • B. epiphora
  • C. callathump
  • D. viverrine

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for eaves: