A perfect evening for a romantic meal.
- 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.
Evening is defined as the time after sunset and before bedtime, or a later period of a lifetime or career.
- 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 of eveningMiddle 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”
of, in, or for the evening
- 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 US The time from noon to twilight.
Origin of eveningMiddle English from Old English ǣfnung from ǣfnian to become evening from ǣfen evening
- The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark.
- The time of the day between the approximate time of midwinter dusk and midnight (compare afternoon); the period after the end of regular office working hours.
- (figuratively) A concluding time period; a point in time near the end of something; the beginning of the end of something.
- It was the evening of the Roman Empire.
From Old English ǣfnung, from æfnian < æfen (from Proto-Germanic *ēbandaz), corresponding to even (Etymology 3) + -ing.
- Present participle of even.