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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evening

    of Even

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

  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

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

  3. Eveningnoun

    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  

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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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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. John Lavin:

    Severe thunderstorms look likely to develop Thursday afternoon across far eastern Minnesota into much of central Wisconsin and spread southeastward into portions of southern Wisconsin, the western Lower Peninsula of Michigan and far northern Illinois by Thursday evening into Thursday night.

  2. Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh:

    I completely support a full investigation into Saturday evening's events, in the meantime, I have expressed my condolences to the family of Mr. Jameek Lowery, who are suffering during this difficult time.

  3. Brian Jacobsen:

    Some of the (market) fears may be comforted if we get good numbers out of China Monday evening.

  4. Michelle Obama:

    Last year, as you know, we were proud to host Prime Minister Singh and Mrs. Kaur for our very first state visit and dinner. It was a beautiful evening under a tent on the South Lawn of the White House, and we got to hear some pretty great Bhangra as well. I danced there, too, when I was your age, I never dreamed of traveling to countries like this and meeting with young people like all of you.

  5. Marcus Low:

    It leaves us with one less caregiver to be on assignment, and that leaves us short-staffed. Public health experts say testing delays present a major hurdle to reducing infections and tracking those who have been in close contact with a person who is positive for the virus. Thats why researchers are working to develop rapid tests that can be cheaply produced, self-administered and provide immediate, reliable results. For now, most tests to diagnose COVID-19 require laboratory processing, which means a built-in delay. Guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that states, as they lift final virus restrictions, have a turnaround time of less than two days. But its unclear whether states have access to detailed data showing whether they are meeting the CDC standard, including how long it takes to process tests at independent labs. Labs track their own turnaround times, but the CDC said data such as how long it takes for a test to get to a lab and for a provider to receive the result and notify the patient are not tracked. That makes it difficult to determine a meaningful average of what patients are experiencing in each state. In the absence of publicly available federal data, the AP earlier this month surveyed nine states that were experiencing a 14-day uptick in new positive cases, plus New York, which has had the most COVID-19 cases. The state lab in New York was taking up to three days to report results to patients. California officials said the statewide turnaround time was 48 to 72 hours, depending on the lab. In Utah, anecdotal information suggested that results took 24 to 72 hours. Most of the 10 states surveyed said they did not have data on turnaround times for commercial labs in their state, creating another information gap. Health experts said this was not unusual, that state health departments have not typically been responsible for tracking individual laboratory turnaround times. Its a good question of who should be responsible for tracking this information and providing it back to the public, said Kelly Wroblewski, director of infectious diseases with the Association of Public Health Laboratories. There are other factors that can cause delays, from the time of day the test is taken to whether a lab shuts down for the evening. Staffing issues and shortages of testing supplies also can slow the process. Even people visiting the same testing location can have widely different experiences. Earlier this month, Jeff Barnes, a music therapist in metro Atlanta, went to the same drive-thru testing location a week after his wife and two daughters. They were still waiting when he received his results the next day. Theirs wouldnt come for seven days. Barnes said he was concerned what a similar delay would mean if schools reopen in the fall. They are going to have to make it more efficient, Barnes said. If I knew (my daughter) was in a classroom with 20 kids and 10 of them had results pending, I dont know that I would send her. Until rapid tests are widely available, health experts say it will continue to take a day or two to get results under the best circumstances. That creates more opportunities for people who might be infected but feel fine to pass the virus along to others. In late April and May, the state lab in Alabama had trouble acquiring reagents, the chemical substances used to process tests. That led to intermittent delays in reporting results, up to five days from when the lab received the specimen, according to Dr. Karen Landers, assistant state health officer with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Those problems have since been resolved, and the lab now has a turnaround time between 24 and 72 hours from the time it receives samples. One of the largest commercial laboratories, Quest Diagnostics, recently reported its average turnaround time as one day for priority patients and two to three days for all other populations. The company said it expects increased demand to result in longer waits of more than thee days. Other countries face similar challenges. Wait times in China vary by city, from as little as one day in Shanghai to four days in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged. In Japan, tests usually yield results within two days. Mandatory tests, such as those at airports, often come out sooner, according to the health ministry. Results in India initially took around 24 hours. But as infections and testing increased, so did delays. Now results often take two to three days or as long as a week, depending on location. The nearly two-week wait in South Africa makes effective treatment nearly impossible.

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