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"
a later concluding time period
"it was the evening of the Roman Empire"
the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way
"an evening at the opera"
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
the latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory
Origin: [AS. fnung. See even, n., and cf. Eve.]
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
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.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'evening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #731
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'evening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #766
Rank popularity for the word 'evening' in Nouns Frequency: #260
The numerical value of evening in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of evening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They were released on Wednesday evening.
Overall, it was an extraordinary evening.
The security committee will meet this evening.
We want them to stop gathering by this evening.
What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
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Translations for evening
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- увечар, вечарBelarusian
- vespre, tardaCatalan, Valencian
- soumrak, večerCzech
- noswaith, noson, hwyrWelsh
- δειλινό, εσπέρα, βράδυGreek
- tarde, crepúsculo, nocheSpanish
- شب, ایوار, عصر, شامPersian
- aftan, kvøldFaroese
- soir, crépuscule, soiréeFrench
- jûntiid, jûnWestern Frisian
- feasgarScottish Gaelic
- विकाल, शाम, Hindi
- իրիկուն, երեկոArmenian
- kveld, kvöld, aftannIcelandic
- 夜, 晩年, 夕方, 日暮れJapanese
- unnukKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- vakars, rietsLatvian
- għaxija, filgħaxijaMaltese
- iʼííʼą́Navajo, Navaho
- soir, ser, seirOccitan
- zmierzch, wieczórPolish
- tarde, anoitecerPortuguese
- sera, seira, sairaRomansh
- закат жизни, вечер, ве́черRussian
- सायंकाल, संध्याSanskrit
- sero, seraSardinian
- је̏се̄н, veče, jesen, вечер, вече, večerSerbo-Croatian
- kväll, aftonSwedish
- సాయంకాలం, సాయంత్రంTelugu
- suare, akşamTurkish
- ئاخشامUyghur, Uighur
- شام, وكالUrdu
- buổi chiều, buổi tốiVietnamese
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