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evening

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noun, often attributive eve·ning \ˈēv-niŋ\

Definition of evening

  1. 1a :  the latter part and close of the day and early part of the nightb chiefly Southern US and Midland US :  afternoonc :  the period from sunset or the evening meal to bedtime

  2. 2 :  the latter portion

  3. 3 :  the period of an evening's entertainment

Examples of evening in a Sentence

  1. We're going out to dinner this evening.

  2. He devotes his evenings to charity work.

  3. They left on the evening of July 26.

  4. We're looking forward to an evening at the theater.

  5. several fun-filled evenings of poker

  6. He met her in the evening of his life.

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Origin and Etymology of evening

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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evening

adjective eve·ning

Definition of evening

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

First Known Use of evening

1797



EVENING Defined for English Language Learners

evening

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Definition of evening for English Language Learners

  • : the last part of the day and early part of the night

  • : an event or activity that happens during an evening

  • : a late part of something (such as a person's life)


EVENING Defined for Kids

evening

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noun eve·ning \ˈēv-niŋ\

Definition of evening for Students

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



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