/ (iːvz) /
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the edge of a roof that projects beyond the wall
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Word Origin for eaves
Old English efes; related to Gothic ubizwa porch, Greek hupsos height
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How to use eaves in a sentence
Every roof includes long eaves to protect peasants from the frequent rains.The Road to Cinco de Mayo|Tania Lara|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the writing is done at home, in my bedroom, up under the eaves of the house.How I Write: Jane Goodall|Noah Charney|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eaves, who has been a cruise passenger in the past, says it is his “duty to the future” to be a catalyst for change.How Much Are the ‘Costa Concordia’ Passengers Entitled to Win—and Who Is Accountable for the Shipwreck?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|February 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Your old homestead is the loveliest place around, with its deep eaves and dormer-windows and vines.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Husky crows awake in the pine trees, and doves under the temple eaves.
They climbed a ladder and found the barn-swallow's nest plastered under the eaves of the barn.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
So still was the place that the caged cricket hanging from the eaves of Um's distant room beat time like an elfin metronome.
The gallery above is an open eaves gallery like those in north Italy.