Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Evening.

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  • n. evening

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The time of evening; evening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The time of evening.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English ǣfentīd : ǣfen, evening + tīd, time; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old English æfentid : æfen (evening) + tid (time) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [21] As the Jewish sabbath began at six o'clock on Friday evening, and lasted till six on Saturday evening, we may infer it was after the close of its sacred hours (at "eventide") He reached Bethany.

    Memories of Bethany

  • EVENTIDE The original company name was Eventide Clockworks, chosen by founder Richard Factor because "eventide" means "evening" and he started out by making digital clocks for DJs after hours.

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  • “Good eventide, gentle sirs,” she said in a soft voice.

    The Gauntlet Thrown Chapter Thirty Eight

  • Couples stroll through eventide along the cobblestones of what was once the most dangerous street in the world and has now become a Unesco heritage site, according to the plastic plaque.

    War Child and the Bosnian war 15 years on

  • Earth's generations pass;: To which is added an anthology from Lyrics of war and peace, Some love songs of Petrarch, To-day and yesterday, and Songs of eventide, by William Dudley Foulke

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  • He ends with a serenade to eventide among the burning ghats of the Ganges at Varanasi.

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  • The one seemed to be a monstrous son of baleful Typhoeus or of Earth herself, such as she brought forth aforetime, in her wrath against Zeus; but the other, the son of Tyndareus, was like a star of heaven, whose beams are fairest as it shines through the nightly sky at eventide.

    The Argonautica

  • In the morning do I yoke the oxen, and at eventide I cease from the harvesting.

    The Argonautica

  • Sometimes at eventide, in the twilight, at an hour when the garden was deserted, he could be seen on his knees in the middle of the walk which skirted the chapel, in front of the window through which he had gazed on the night of his arrival, and turned towards the spot where, as he knew, the sister was making reparation, prostrated in prayer.

    Les Miserables

  • Thus he continued doing all that day and, when night darkened on him, he lay down in one of the city lanes and sleet till morning On the morrow, he went round about town with the stones till eventide, when he returned to his saloon to pass therein the night.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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