Good-evening meaning

Used to express a greeting or an acknowledgment of parting in the evening.
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Good evening is defined as an expression of greeting or goodbye used in the night time.

When you are about to leave the party and go home for the night, this is an example of a time when you might say "good evening" to your host.

When dinner guests arrive at your house for an evening dinner party and you want to greet them, this is an example of a time when you might say "good evening."

interjection
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A phrase used in the evening as a greeting or farewell.
noun
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Used as a greeting in the evening.
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Origin of good-evening

  • An ellipsis for an expression such as "I wish you a good evening.".
    From Wiktionary