What does evening mean?

Definitions for evening
ˈiv nɪŋevening

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word evening.

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

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

  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

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

  3. Evening(noun)

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

    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  

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

How to pronounce evening?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. David Paleologos:

    It was a real boost. It would have been a turbo boost had she been in the evening debate, but a boost is a boost nevertheless. She’s put herself in the game and that’s what you need to do six months before the first contest.

  2. Roy Moore:

    I’m not talking about the accusers today, i’m talking about this race... the people will answer the allegations this evening with the vote.

  3. Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

    From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction -- you must stay at home, because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households.

  4. Mandy Gray:

    I had to send one of my officers into a neighboring city that was having riots.It was just a very emotional night, i knew where she [Erwin] was coming from because of the conversation we had had earlier in the evening when she made that post and I hearted it in support in showing mylove.

  5. The USW:

    Discussions with the United Steelworkers concluded for this evening with no agreement in place.

Images & Illustrations of evening

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