What does Evening mean?

Definitions for Evening
ˈiv nɪŋEvening

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evening, eve, even, eventidenoun

    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. eveningnoun

    a later concluding time period

    "it was the evening of the Roman Empire"

  3. eveningnoun

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

    "an evening at the opera"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Eveningnoun

    The close of the day; the beginning of night.

    Etymology: æfen, Saxon; avend, Dutch.

    I shall fall
    Like a bright exhalation in the evening,
    And no man see me more. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    The devil is now more laborious than ever, the long day of mankind drawing fast towards an evening, and the world’s tragedy and time near at an end. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.

    Mean time the sun descended from the skies,
    And the bright evening star began to rise. John Dryden, Æn.

    It was a sacred rule among the Pythagoreans, that they should every evening thrice run over the actions and affairs of the day. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind, p. i.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evening

    of Even

  2. Eveningnoun

    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. Eveningnoun

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

  4. Etymology: [AS. fnung. See even, n., and cf. Eve.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Evening

    ēv′ning, n. the close of the daytime: the decline or end of life: an evening party or gathering.—ns. Ev′enfall, early evening, twilight; Eve′ning-dress, the dress worn by ladies and gentlemen at evening parties; Eve′ning-prim′rose, a species of Œnothera, native of Virginia, but now naturalised in many parts of Europe on river-banks, in thickets, &c.—eaten after dinner it incites to wine-drinking; Eve′ning star, applied to Venus, when seen in the west setting soon after the sun; Ev′ensong, evening prayer, the Anglican form appointed to be said or sung at evening: the time proper for such; Ev′entide, the time of evening, evening. [A.S. ǽfnung, from ǽfen, even.]

Editors Contribution

  1. evening

    A specific known time of day.

    Summer evenings are beautiful to be outdoors listening to the birds in the garden.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

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  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evening in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Evening in a Sentence

  1. Iweaha Ikedichi:

    There were twin explosions along Bauchi Road this evening, which killed 1?7 people and injured some others.

  2. Associated Press:

    I got in in the evening and worked until about one or two o’clock in the morning.

  3. Brad Fauts:

    [ They ] immediately put her on a ventilator and from there she just went downhill, by that evening, she was on life support.

  4. Zahraa Awad:

    I remember all the names, they represented the cosmopolitan atmospheres of Alexandria, and in the evening when there's not much cars, you can always hear the piano coming out of the music school of the Conservatoire.

  5. Nan Whaley:

    And if we did not have police in the Oregon District and the thousands of people in the Oregon District enjoying their Saturday evening, what we could have had in this city.

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