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.

Wikipedia

  1. Evening

    Evening is the period of a day that starts at the end of the afternoon and overlaps with the beginning of night. The exact times when evening begins and ends depend on location, time of year, and culture, but it is generally regarded as beginning when the Sun is low in the sky and lasting until the end of twilight. Depending on the speaker, it may start as early as 5 p.m. and to last until night. It may be used colloquially to include the last waning afternoon shortly before sunset.

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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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. Dallas Zoo:

    DPD located the animals early this evening, and called our team to come secure and transport the tamarins back to the Zoo.

  2. John Clune:

    We finally had a phone call scheduled for 7 o'clock Eastern this evening, we got on the phone, and only the minority party showed, so, feels like there's a lot of game-playing that's going on right now by the majority party.

  3. Thomas Eoannou:

    This evening information was provided to my office, which established misrepresentations were made to me about the facts concerning the discovery of the rape evidence bag. In keeping with my ethical obligations as an officer of the court, I can no longer represent my client effectively, and am withdrawing, in my 30 years of practicing law, none of us in this profession has seen anything like( this).

  4. Iweaha Ikedichi:

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

  5. Omar Abule:

    Sitting on Lido Beach, having tea or coffee in the evening, you can see different colors and feel sometimes that you are in another world.

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