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Definition of "evening" []

  • The period of decreasing daylight between afternoon and night. (noun)
  • The period between sunset or the evening meal and bedtime: a quiet evening at home. (noun)
  • A later period or time: in the evening of one's life. (noun)
  • Chiefly Southern U.S. The time from noon to twilight. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "evening" in a sentence
  • "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 time of day when people have their main meal of the day."
  • "In many cultures, the term evening is linked to the time of day when people have their main meal of the day."