evening meaning

EN[ˈiːvnɪŋ] [ˈiːvənɪŋ]
  • Evening in its primary meaning is the period of the day between afternoon and night.
  • Evening is also characterized by the activities that usually occur during this time, such as preparing and eating dinner or having more formal social gatherings and entertainment with friends or a romantic partner.

    Definition of evening in English Dictionary

  • NounPLeveningsPREeven-SUF-ing
    1. The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark.
      1. Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.
    2. The time of the day between the approximate time of midwinter dusk and midnight (compare afternoon); the period after the end of regular office working hours.
      1. (figuratively) A concluding time period; a point in time near the end of something; the beginning of the end of something.
        1. It was the evening of the Roman Empire. ‎
    3. Verb
      1. present participle of even.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • This evening I shall speak on the topic of correct English usage. ‎
          • The decision was made known when it appeared on the evening news. ‎
          • Alex (not on) Song as ITV pundit in Berlin -- West Ham's former Barcelona player endured a tough evening in ITV's Champions League final studio. [1]
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • He was aiming to get into the school swimming team, and to that end he swam every evening.
          • Their stories differed; he said he'd been at work when the incident occurred, but her statement had him at home that entire evening.
          • Her rousing speech gave an upbeat tone to the rest of the evening.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ing
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Verb forms
                • Participles
                  • Present participles
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            1. en evenings
            2. en eveninger
            3. en eveningers
            4. en eveningless
            5. en eveninglike
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of evening for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "evening" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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            Definiteness: Level 9
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