- in or during the evening regularly: She worked days and studied evenings.
Origin of evenings
- the latter part of the day and early part of the night.
- the period from sunset to bedtime: He spent the evenings reading.
- Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. the time between noon and sunset, including the afternoon and twilight.
- any concluding or declining period: the evening of life.
- an evening's reception or entertainment: Their evenings at home were attended by the socially prominent.
- of or relating to evening: The evening sky shone with stars.
- occurring or seen in the evening: the evening mist.
Origin of evening
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Examples from the Web for evenings
Patrick Bateman was clean-shaven, and look at how he spent his evenings.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’
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In the evenings brilliant slashes of purple and pink distract the horizon as the sun makes its way towards the sea.How the French Do Detox: Inside France’s Most Star-Studded Wellness Retreat
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And then we discussed books and drank hot chocolate for several evenings.Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo'
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The Lada also provided light during the vodka-fueled evenings.Ukraine Families Flee Into the Forest to Escape Brutal Fighting in Sloviansk
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Long-time Razzie performer, and the evenings master of ceremonies, Glenn Simon then steps up to the podium.Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films
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Here he cooked and ate his meals, and here he spent his solitary evenings.Brave and Bold
He spent his evenings when at Hawarden in a cosy corner of the library reading.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
I am almost as lonely as I was on some of those evenings in the old boarding-house.
One feature of the "Monday Evenings" had, in the course of time, to be changed.
There were no evenings when Dr. Max could bring Sidney back to the hospital in his car.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- informal in the evening, esp regularly
- the latter part of the day, esp from late afternoon until nightfall
- the latter or concluding periodthe evening of one's life
- the early part of the night spent in a specified wayan evening at the theatre
- an entertainment, meeting, or reception held in the early part of the night
- Southern US and British dialect the period between noon and sunset
- (modifier) of, used, or occurring in the eveningthe evening papers
Word Origin and History for evenings
from Old English æfnung "evening, sunset," verbal noun from æfnian "become evening, grow toward evening," from æfen "evening" (see eve). As a synonym of even (n.), it dates from mid-15c. and now entirely replaces the older word in this sense. Another Old English noun for "evening" was cwildtid.
Idioms and Phrases with evenings
see good day (evening).