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evening

EN[ˈiːvnɪŋ] [ˈiːvənɪŋ]
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WEvening
  • 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.
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    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
          • Frequently, the first "off" time is experienced after the longest delay between two doses of medication, which is usually between the last does in the evening and the first does in the morning.
          • Ending the evening with an Abba song really lifted up the crowd.
          • A beech wood with silver firs in it rolled down the face of the hill, and the maze of leafless twigs and dusky spires cut sharp against the soft blueness of the evening sky.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Her rousing speech gave an upbeat tone to the rest of the 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.
          • One of Hank's chores was to slop the pigs' trough each morning and 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 eveningness
            5. en eveningless
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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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