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Soffit vs. Eaves

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Main Difference

The main difference between Soffit and Eaves is that the Soffit is a structure to fill the space between the ceiling and the top of cabinets mounted on the wall and Eaves is a edges of the roof which overhang the face of a wall.

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  • Soffit (noun)

    The visible underside of an arch, balcony, beam, cornice, staircase, vault or any other architectural element.

  • Soffit (noun)

    The top point of the inside open section of a pipe or box conduit.

    "The elevation of the pipe soffit is 10.4 meters above mean sea level."

  • Eaves (noun)

    The underside of a roof that extends beyond the external walls of a building.

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  • Soffit (noun)

    the underside of an architectural structure such as an arch, a balcony, or overhanging eaves.

  • Eaves (noun)

    the part of a roof that meets or overhangs the walls of a building

    "under the eave and the window is a workbench"

    "wild bees nest under the eaves"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Soffit (noun)

    The under side of the subordinate parts and members of buildings, such as staircases, entablatures, archways, cornices, or the like. See Illust. of Lintel.

  • 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.

  • Eaves

    Brow; ridge.

  • Eaves

    Eyelids or eyelashes.

Webster Dictionary
  • Soffit (noun)

    the underside of a part of a building (such as an arch or overhang or beam etc.)

  • Eaves (noun)

    the overhang at the lower edge of a roof

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