Definition of evening noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈiːvnɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːvnɪŋ//
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  1. 1  [countable, uncountable] the part of the day between the afternoon and the time you go to bed I'll see you tomorrow evening. Come over on Thursday evening. What do you usually do in the evening? She's going to her sister's for the evening. the long winter evenings the evening performance Evening was falling by the time we reached the house. see also good evening
  2. 2[countable] an event of a particular type happening in the evening a musical evening at school (= when music is performed)
  3. Word OriginOld English ǣfnung ‘dusk falling, the time around sunset’, from ǣfnian ‘approach evening’, from ǣfen, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch avont and German Abend.Extra examples As the evening wore on, Phil became very drunk. He hosted the evening in front of a celebrity audience. He spent the entire evening chatting with friends. Her parents were out for the evening. I don’t want to ruin your evening. It was early evening and very still. Prospective students were invited to the school’s open evening. The ball would take place the following evening. The club will hold a social evening to welcome new members. The orchestra opened the evening with an overture. The two spent a romantic evening together. We spent the evening walking around the town. We started our evening by watching TV. What a way to end an evening! You deserve an occasional evening out. a popular place to hang out on weekday evenings on the evening of May 15 the cool evening air thoroughly enjoying a quiet evening at home I’ll come and see you this evening. The evening performance begins at 7.30. What do you usually do in the evening?
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