Meaning of evening

eve•ning

Pronunciation: (ēv'ning), [key]
— n.
  1. the latter part of the day and early part of the night.
  2. the period from sunset to bedtime: He spent the evenings reading.
  3. the time between noon and sunset, including the afternoon and twilight.
  4. any concluding or declining period: the evening of life.
  5. an evening's reception or entertainment: Their evenings at home were attended by the socially prominent.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to evening: The evening sky shone with stars.
  2. occurring or seen in the evening: the evening mist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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