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eve·ning / ˈēvning/ • n. the period of time at the end of the day, usually from about 6 p.m. to bedtime: it was seven o'clock in the evening [as adj.] the evening meal. ∎  this time characterized by a specified type of activity or particular weather conditions: they could have a relaxing evening. ∎  [as adj.] prescribed by fashion as suitable for relatively formal social events held in the evening: a couple in evening dress. • adv. (evenings) inf. in the evening; every evening: Saturday evenings he invariably fell asleep.

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evening †closing of the day OE.; latter part of the day. XV. OE. ǣfnung, f. ǣfnian grow towards night, f. ǣfen EVEN1; see -ING1.

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evening evening prayer a formal act of worship held in the evening.
the evening star the planet Venus, seen shining in the western sky after sunset.

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