Eaves"drop` (?), v. i. [Eaves + drop.]

To stand under the eaves, near a window or at the door, of a house, to listen and learn what is said within doors; hence, to listen secretly to what is said in private.

To eavesdrop in disguises. Milton.

 

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Eaves"drop`, n.

The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house.

 

© Webster 1913.

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