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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 ★½ 2007 (PG-13)

Ann (Red-grave, chewing scenery) is on her deathbed, and she flashes back to a time when her younger self (Danes) experienced love and loss and possibly caused the death of a friend's brother. Meanwhile, her grown daughters (Collette and Richardson) struggle with their own issues while tending to their dying mother. Adapted by Minot from her novel, the film fails to escape its leaden dialogue, miscast actors, and unlikable, stereotypical characters. 117m/C DVD, Blu-ray Disc . US Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha Richardson, Toni Collette, Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Dancy, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Mamie Gummer, Eileen Atkins, Glenn Close, Barry Bostwick; D: Lajos Koltai; W: Susan Minot, Michael Cunningham; C: Gyula Pados; M: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.

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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.