evening

[ eev-ning ]
/ ˈiv nɪŋ /

noun

adjective

of or relating to evening: The evening sky shone with stars.
occurring or seen in the evening: the evening mist.

Nearby words

  1. even-tempered,
  2. even-toed ungulate,
  3. evenfall,
  4. evenhanded,
  5. evenhandedly,
  6. evening bag,
  7. evening campion,
  8. evening class,
  9. evening dress,
  10. evening emerald

Origin of evening

before 1000; Middle English; Old English ǣfnung, equivalent to ǣfn(ian) draw toward evening + -ung noun suffix

Origin of even

1
before 900; (adj.) Middle English; Old English efen; cognate with Gothic ibns, Old High German eban, Old Norse jafn even, equal; (adv.) Middle English even(e), Old English efne, derivative of the adj.; (v.) Middle English evenen, Old English efnan to lower, derivative of the adj.

SYNONYMS FOR even
1. plane. See level. 12. tranquil, temperate, composed, peaceful. 13. just.

Related formse·ven·er, noune·ven·ly, adverbe·ven·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for evening

evening

/ (ˈiːvnɪŋ) /

noun

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
See also evenings

Word Origin for evening

Old English ǣfnung; related to Old Frisian ēvend, Old High German āband

even

1
/ (ˈiːvən) /

adjective

adverb

verb

to make or become even

Derived Formsevener, nounevenly, adverbevenness, noun

Word Origin for even

Old English efen; related to Old Norse jafn even, equal, Gothic ibns, Old High German eban

even

2
/ (ˈiːvən) /

noun

an archaic word for eve, evening

Word Origin for even

Old English ǣfen; related to Old Frisian ēvend, Old High German āband

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Word Origin and History for evening
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Science definitions for evening

even

[ ēvən ]

Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 0, such as 12 or 876.
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Idioms and Phrases with evening

evening

see good day (evening).

even

In addition to the idioms beginning with even

  • even money
  • even so

also see:

  • break even
  • never give a sucker an even break
  • on an even keel
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