Meaning of EAVES in English


/ iːvz; NAmE / noun

[ pl. ] the lower edges of a roof that stick out over the walls :

birds nesting under the eaves

—picture at house



Old English efes (singular); of Germanic origin; related to German dialect Obsen , also probably to over .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.