Definition of Evening

1. 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"

Exact synonyms: Eve, Even, Eventide
Generic synonyms: Day, Daylight, Daytime
Specialized synonyms: Guest Night
Terms within: Sundown, Sunset, Crepuscle, Crepuscule, Dusk, Evenfall, Fall, Gloam, Gloaming, Nightfall, Twilight

2. Noun. A later concluding time period. "It was the evening of the Roman Empire"
Language type: Figure, Figure Of Speech, Image, Trope
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

3. Noun. The early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way. "An evening at the opera"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: Dark, Night, Nighttime

Definition of Evening

1. n. The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sun.

Definition of Evening

1. Noun. The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark. ¹

2. Noun. The time of the day between the approximate time of midwinter dusk and midnight (compare afternoon); the period after the end of regular office working hours. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) A concluding time period; a point in time near the end of something; the beginning of the end of something. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of even) ¹

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Definition of Evening

1. the latter part of the day and early part of the night [n -S]

Medical Definition of Evening

1. 1. 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. "In the ascending scale Of heaven, the stars that usher evening rose." (Milton) Sometimes, especially in the Southern parts of the United States, the afternoon is called evening. 2. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory. Sometimes used adjectively; as, evening gun. "Evening Prayer. " Evening flower, an American singing bird (Coccothraustes vespertina) having a very large bill. Its colour is olivaceous, with the crown, wings, and tail black, and the under tail coverts yellow. So called because it sings in the evening. Evening primrose. See Primrose. The evening star, the bright star of early evening in the western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically, the planet Venus; called also Vesper and Hesperus. During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are also evening stars. See Morning Star. Origin: AS. Afnung. See even, and cf. Eve. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Evening

evening (current term)
evening-primrose family
evening bag
evening clothes
evening dress
evening dresses
evening glove
evening gown
evening grosbeak
evening gun
evening lychnis
evening out
evening primrose

Literary usage of Evening

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"Have you and Lady Glyde been out this evening ?" asked the Count, while I was taking a book ... No more adventures, I suppose, this evening ?" he went on. ..."

2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1882)
"The evening passed off in the equal indulgence of feeling. She played over every favourite song that she had been used to play to Willoughby, ..."

3. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by American Social Science Association, National Conference on Social Welfare, Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1883)
"MONDAY evening, August 7, 1882. ... Ninth Annual Conference of the National Association of Charities and Corrections is called to meet here this evening. ..."

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