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.
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How to use evening in a sentence
Potts was in town on business and had skipped her evening run to attend this hastily arranged meeting with the governor of Alaska, Bill Walker, and Lt.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time | by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News | September 10, 2020 | ProPublica
That’s especially true in the evening when you’re done with a hike and teetering on hangry.
It was a bummer, and my bandmates and I all went our separate ways for the evening.
Until March of this year, you could pretty much assume that on any given evening, astronomers scattered across the globe would be standing beside mountaintop telescopes and pausing in their work to admire the simple beauty of the sky.
In summertime in North America, tiny lights flick on and off in the evening.
It was neither the best nor worst pickup line I encountered that evening.
That latter fear crossed my mind more than once during the evening.
You had a great line in your piece on Geoffrey Beene about the “genre” of evening wear.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination | Mindy Farabee | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
People come to The Ball with many different goals in mind, depending on what they are looking for that evening.
But by Wednesday evening there was little in the way of organized protests or random unrest in the area.
In the evening, St. Peter's and its accessories were illuminated—by far the most brilliant spectacle I ever saw.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Nevertheless the evening and the night passed away without incident.
My son,” said Grabantak one evening to Chingatok, “if we are henceforth to live in peace, why not unite and become one nation?The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
One evening, while he was thus engaged, he observed de Patinos and Duke Wharton enter together.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
That evening in the gondola, with one old and two newer friends, is marked with a white stone in my recollection.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for evening
the latter part of the day, esp from late afternoon until nightfall
the latter or concluding period: the evening of one's life
the early part of the night spent in a specified way: an 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 evening: the evening papers
- See also evenings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with evening
see good day (evening).
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