Evening meaning

ēvnĭng
The period of decreasing daylight between afternoon and night.
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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.

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The period between sunset or the evening meal and bedtime.

A quiet evening at home.

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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.
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(chiefly southern us) The time from noon to twilight.
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In some parts of the South, in rural areas, and in parts of England, the period from noon through sunset and twilight.
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The last period, as of life, a career, etc.
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A part of the night spent in a specified way.

A musical evening.

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Of, in, or for the evening.
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The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark.
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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.
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A later period or time.

In the evening of one's life.

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(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.

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Present participle of even.
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Origin of evening

  • Middle English from Old English ǣfnung from ǣfnian to become evening from ǣfen evening

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English ǣfnung, from æfnian < æfen (from Proto-Germanic *ēbandaz), corresponding to even (Etymology 3) + -ing.

    From Wiktionary

  • Inflected forms.

    From Wiktionary