• The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark.
  • 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.
  • A concluding time period; a point in time near the end of something; the beginning of the end of something.
  • A party or gathering held in the evening.


  • Present participle of even
  • Present participle of evene


  • From Middle English evening, evenyng, from Old English ǣfnung, from ǣfnian < ǣfen (from Proto-Germanic *ēbanþs), corresponding to even + -ing.
  • Inflected forms.
  • Inflected forms.

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