- Evening is defined as the time after sunset and before bedtime, or a later period of a lifetime or career.
- An example of evening is seven o'clock at night.
- An example of evening is the post retirement life of a professional golfer; the evening of his life.
A perfect evening for a romantic meal.
evening definition by Webster's New World
- the last part of the day; close of the day and early part of night; period between sunset or the last meal of the day and bedtime
- in some parts of the South, in rural areas, and in parts of England, the period from noon through sunset and twilight
- the last period, as of life, a career, etc.
- a part of the night spent in a specified way: a musical evening
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English æfnung, verbal noun ; from æfnian, to grow toward evening ; from æfen, evening, akin to German abend, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form epi-, an unverified form opi-, after, later (from source Classical Greek epi, Classical Latin ob): basic sense “later part of the day”
evening definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The period of decreasing daylight between afternoon and night.
- The period between sunset or the evening meal and bedtime: a quiet evening at home.
- A later period or time: in the evening of one's life.
- Chiefly Southern U.S. The time from noon to twilight.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English ǣfnung, from ǣfnian, to become evening, from ǣfen, evening.