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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say evening in sign language?

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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. Vikrant Parsai:

    Do not leave to the morning the business of the evening.

  2. Dale Mason:

    The park is designed to go into the evening and that waterfall will do a show changing from waterfall to firefall to lava flow every night, actually, the show may happen multiple times a night.

  3. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington:

    We'll be out there in full force the rest of the evening and night, as long as it takes, we encourage everyone to get prepared, and try and evacuate. ... You do need to move out.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to place for nomination this evening the name of one of the great leaders of our time and a man who has waged the most courageous and exciting political campaigns in the modern history of this nation. I place for nomination, with a great deal of personal pride, the name of Jesse Jackson.

  5. The Spates:

    It has sprinkled before, but he was younger. But he has never seen a real hard rain like we had on and off for about 30 minutes in Dana Point yesterday evening.

Images & Illustrations of evening

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