American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The period of decreasing daylight between afternoon and night.
- n. The period between sunset or the evening meal and bedtime: a quiet evening at home.
- n. A later period or time: in the evening of one's life.
- n. Chiefly Southern U.S. The time from noon to twilight.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; the decline or fall of the day, or of the sun; the time from sunset till darkness; in common usage, the latter part of the afternoon and the earlier part of the night before bedtime.
- n. Hence The decline or latter part of any state or term of existence: as, the evening of life; the evening of his power.
- n. The time between noon and dark, including afternoon and twilight.
- n. The delivery at evening of a certain portion of grass or corn to a customary tenant.
- Being, or occurring at, or associated with the close of day: as, the evening sacrifice.
- v. present participle of even.
- n. The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark.
- n. 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.
- n. figuratively A concluding time period; a point in time near the end of something; the beginning of the end of something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory.
- n. a later concluding time period
- n. the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way
- n. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
- Old English ǣfnung, from æfnian, corresponding to even (Etymology 3) + -ing. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English ǣfnung, from ǣfnian, to become evening, from ǣfen, evening. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When candles are brought into the tent at night, the servant wishes the company a good evening: he says "_M'sah elkhere_," the literal meaning of which is "_Good be with you this evening_;" which salutation it is courteous to return, even to a slave; and if any one, however great his rank, were not to return it, he would be considered a bad muselman, a disaffected and inhospitable barbarian.”
“In many cultures, the term evening is linked to the time of day when people have their main meal of the day.”
“In many cultures the term evening is linked to time of day when people have their main meal of the day.”
“The bulls emerged in the late hours of the trading session to attack the bears - so the term evening attack.”
“By chance this evening is also a meeting for parents, etc., of gifted students and I agreed to go to that since it's downtown and they're going to provide my dinner (and it gets done before Wyrdsmiths starts).”
“Senate: The first big race to watch of the evening is the race for Jim Bunning's seat that pits Rand Paul (R, son of Ron Paul, a Tea Party and libertarian favorite) against Jack Conway (D, State Attorney General).”
“But for Leatherman, the evening is about to get even better.”
“His flash and dash speech this evening is a waste of hot air.”
“Your behaviour the other evening is adding momentum to this movement, and for that I would lile to thank you.”
“Highlighting the evening is the luminaria service, a candlelight vigil held at nightfall to honor survivors and to remember those lost to cancer.”
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