evening

noun, often attributive
eve·​ning | \ ˈēv-niŋ How to pronounce evening (audio) \

Definition of evening

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the latter part and close of the day and early part of the night
b chiefly Southern US and Midland US : afternoon
c : the period from sunset or the evening meal to bedtime
2 : the latter portion
3 : the period of an evening's entertainment

evening

adjective

Definition of evening (Entry 2 of 2)

: suitable for formal or semiformal evening social occasions evening dress evening clothes

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Synonyms & Antonyms for evening

Synonyms: Noun

afterlife, afternoon, age, autumn

Antonyms: Noun

springtime

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Examples of evening in a Sentence

Noun

We're going out to dinner this evening. He devotes his evenings to charity work. They left on the evening of July 26. We're looking forward to an evening at the theater. several fun-filled evenings of poker He met her in the evening of his life.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In the evenings, the beach clubs come roaring to life. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 Water during the day, not in the evenings when the foliage will stay wet overnight, which sets up the perfect environment for fungal diseases to take hold. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "How to Grow Lily Flowers," 1 Aug. 2018 There's a cocktail and evening section, a work section, a section for sweatshirts, etc. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "What I Wear to Work: Amirah Kassem, Founder of Flour Shop," 25 Feb. 2019 Their tips for visitors include going during the evening, shifting the time when showing up for a reservation, even shaking up the order of... Peter Saenger, WSJ, "See the Art, Not the Crowds at Blockbuster Exhibits," 2 Feb. 2019 Disney and Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp opens everywhere Friday, following Thursday-evening previews. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Box Office: 'The First Purge' Sets Off Fireworks With $9.3M Wednesday, 'Jurassic World 2' Stays No. 1," 4 July 2018 Amid the frenzy that is New York Fashion Week, Bergdorf Goodman and Gabriela Hearst gathered a high-toned crowd at BG Restaurant Tuesday evening to celebrate the opening of Hearst’s shop-in-shop. Catherine Scott, Vogue, "Gabriela Hearst Scatters Her Collection at Bergdorf Goodman and Celebrates With a Cocktail Party," 13 Feb. 2019 Resident musician Mark Caroll performs live period music (in full costume) on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and weekend evenings starting at 5:30 pm. Juliet Izon, Country Living, "7 Patriotic Sights to Take In on the Ultimate Philadelphia Road Trip," 15 Nov. 2018 Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson is reportedly very unhappy about not being invited to an intimate evening ceremony hosted by Prince Charles that will take place after the wedding and reception. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Meghan Markle, Prince Harry reportedly don't invite Sarah Ferguson to royal wedding event," 2 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Evening temperatures slip back through the 70s with overnight lows in the low-to-mid 60s downtown, upper 50s elsewhere. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: A beautiful weekend, but becoming a little unsettled early next week," 26 Aug. 2017 Evening procession: The Feast closes with an procession following the 8 p.m. Mass on Aug. 15. Laura Demarco, cleveland.com, "119th Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy: Faith, family and food (vintage photos, video)," 10 Aug. 2017 Evening practice brings back high school memories for some Ducks. Tyson Alger, OregonLive.com, "Ducks say varying practices times are to prepare for season: Oregon rundown," 9 Aug. 2017 Evening entertainment runs to joining locals at the town's ever-hopping Mini Golf Club, open until someone has finally had enough. Cnt Editors, CNT, "A Guide to Covfefe, One of the World's Best Islands," 31 May 2017 Evening session tickets are $12 for general admission and $22 for reserved seating. • Steve Fryer, Orange County Register, "Fryer: With Bol cleared to play, is Mater Dei now the team to beat?," 19 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of evening

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for evening

Noun

Middle English, from Old English ǣfnung, from ǣfnian to grow toward evening, from ǣfen evening; akin to Old High German āband evening and perhaps to Greek epi on

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The first known use of evening was before the 12th century

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evening

noun

English Language Learners Definition of evening

: the last part of the day and early part of the night
: an event or activity that happens during an evening
literary : a late part of something (such as a person's life)

evening

noun
eve·​ning | \ ˈēv-niŋ How to pronounce evening (audio) \

Kids Definition of evening

: the final part of the day and early part of the night

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