Definition for Eaves

eaves, n. [OE efes, porch.] (webplay: falls, roof, windows).

  1. Overhang; edge of a roof; structure on a building which casts rain off the roof.
  2. Sloping surface; [fig.] cheeks of a face; [see Shakespeare's Tempest 5.1.17 “His tears run downe his beard like winter drops From eaves of reeds.”]

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