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


  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
  • German: Dämmerung
  • Russian: зака́т жи́зни
  • enPR: ē'vənĭng, IPA: /ˈiːvənɪŋ/
  1. present participle of even#English|even
  1. present participle of evene#English|evene

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