Definitions for eveningˈiv nɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evening, eve, even, eventide(noun)

    the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)

    "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"

  2. evening(noun)

    a later concluding time period

    "it was the evening of the Roman Empire"

  3. evening(noun)

    the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way

    "an evening at the opera"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evening

    of Even

  2. Evening(noun)

    the latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sum

  3. Evening(noun)

    the latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory

Freebase

  1. Evening

    Evening in its primary meaning is the period of the day between afternoon and night. Though the term is subjective, evening is typically understood to begin a few hours before sunset, when temperatures begin to fall, and lasts until just after nightfall, when complete darkness has been reached. In layman's terms, the evening can range anywhere from four o'clock to nine. In the vernacular of at least parts of the rural Southern United States and in some British dialects, "evening" is used to mean "afternoon", as the main meal of the day, dinner, traditionally has occurred at midday. While the exact meaning of the word in this sense is subject to interpretation, "evening" in the South usually has been thought of as beginning at about noon and extending roughly until sunset or suppertime.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #731

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #766

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evening' in Nouns Frequency: #260


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