Origin of evening
Definition for evening (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to make or become even, smooth, or flat: The wrinkles will even out when the suit dries.
- to become equal, balanced, stable, etc.: optimistic that the situation would even out eventually.
Origin of even1
SYNONYMS FOR even
Related formse·ven·er, noune·ven·ly, adverbe·ven·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for 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|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.
The rain of the preceding evening had besides so softened the ground that it would not well retain an impression.
Thither i'th' evening, and which is the most infliction, Only to insult upon our miseries.Cler.The Little French Lawyer|Francis Beaumont
The Company returned late in the evening to their Head-Quarters, highly pleased with their evening's entertainments.
On the morning of the sixth, they entered the river, and the same evening reached London.Self-control|Mary Brunton
He will be at church this afternoon; so, suppose you call here at nine this evening.
British Dictionary definitions for evening (1 of 3)
Word Origin for evening
British Dictionary definitions for evening (2 of 3)
- (of a number) divisible by two
- characterized or indicated by such a numbermaps are on the even pages Compare odd (def. 4)
- a bet in which the winnings are the same as the amount staked
- (as modifier)the even-money favourite
Derived Formsevener, nounevenly, adverbevenness, noun
Word Origin for even
British Dictionary definitions for evening (3 of 3)
Word Origin for even
Science definitions for evening
Idioms and Phrases with evening (1 of 2)
see good day (evening).
Idioms and Phrases with evening (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with even
- even money
- even so
- break even
- never give a sucker an even break
- on an even keel