evening
Pronunciation
  • enPR: ēv'nĭng, IPA: /ˈiːvnɪŋ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈivnɪŋ/
Noun

evening

  1. The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark.
  2. 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.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
      At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  3. (figuratively) A concluding time period; a point in time near the end of something; the beginning of the end of something.
    It was the evening of the Roman Empire.
  4. A party or gathering held in the evening.
    • 1980, Management Services (page 50)
      A few Gorllewin Cymru/West Wales Branch members attended an evening at the Dragon Hotel, Swansea, titled Photographic Techniques in Industry.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: soir
  • German: Abend
  • Italian: sera
  • Portuguese: noite (only when contrasted with madrugada; noite more commonly refers to the whole period from sunset to dawn)
  • Russian: ве́чер
  • Spanish: tarde
Translations
  • German: Dämmerung
  • Russian: зака́т жи́зни
Pronunciation
  • enPR: ē'vənĭng, IPA: /ˈiːvənɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of even#English|even
Verb
  1. present participle of evene#English|evene



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