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[ee-vuh n-tahyd]
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  1. evening.
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Origin of eventide

before 950; Middle English; Old English ǣfentīd. See even2, tide2
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Related Words

dusk, eve, gloaming, sunset, sundown, nightfall, twilight

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Historical Examples

  • Let us walk up, at eventide, to the top of the hill behind the town.

    Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land

    Henry Van Dyke

  • An old woodcutter on a fallen tree at eventide—that was all his theme.

  • And the songs which at eventide they used to hear, in their native tongue, where are they?

  • Hence, like the patriarch, I went out to meditate at the eventide.

  • They played and won at noon: they played and won at eventide.

    The Christmas Books

    William Makepeace Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for eventide


  1. archaic, or poetic another word for evening
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Word Origin and History for eventide


Old English æfentid; see even (n.) + tide.

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