[ noun ] the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)


eventide eve


"he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"

Used in print

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

The first rattle of the machine_guns , at 7 : 10 in the evening , roused around me the varied voices and faces of fear .

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

Cows were kept in backyard barns , boys were hired to drive them to and from the pasture on the edge of town , and familiar to the ear , morning and evening , were the boys ' coaxing voices , the thud of hooves , and the thwack of a stick on cowhide .

(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)

In the following year her father undertook to give a course in Hebrew theology to Johns_Hopkins students , and this brought to the Szold house a group of bright young Jews who had come to Baltimore to study , and who enjoyed being fed and mothered by Mamma and entertained by Henrietta and Rachel , who played and sang for them in the upstairs sitting_room on Sunday evenings .

(Committee for Economic Development, Distressed...)

Courses are provided mainly for post high_school day programs ; but sometimes arrangements also are made for high_school students to attend , and evening extension courses also may be conducted .

(Jay Williams, The Forger....)

The upshot of the evening was that I got the address of Pendleton 's studio - or rather , of the studio in which he gave his classes , for he did n't work there himself - and joined the life_class , which met every Tuesday and Thursday from ten to twelve in the morning .

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day guest_night twilight sunset

[ noun ] a later concluding time period


"it was the evening of the Roman Empire"

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[ noun ] the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way


"an evening at the opera"

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time_period night