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Meaning of EVENING

Pronunciation:  'eevning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
  2. [n]  the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way; "an evening at the opera"
  3. [n]  a later concluding time period; "it was the evening of the Roman Empire"

EVENING is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: eve, eventide
 See Also: dark, day, daylight, daytime, dusk, evenfall, fall, gloaming, guest night, night, nightfall, nighttime, period, period of time, sundown, sunset, time period, twilight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E"ven*ing\, n. [AS. [=ae]fnung. See {even}, n., and cf.
1. The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of
   darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of
   the sum.

         In the ascending scale Of heaven, the stars that
         usher evening rose.                   --Milton.

Note: Sometimes, especially in the Southern parts of the
      United States, the afternoon is called evening.

2. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as
   of strength or glory.

Note: Sometimes used adjectively; as, evening gun. ``Evening
      Prayer.'' --Shak.

{Evening flower} (Bot.), a genus of iridaceous plants
   ({Hesperantha}) from the Cape of Good Hope, with
   sword-shaped leaves, and sweet-scented flowers which
   expand in the evening.

{Evening grosbeak} (Zo["o]l.), an American singing bird
   ({Coccothraustes vespertina}) having a very large bill.
   Its color is olivaceous, with the crown, wings, and tail
   black, and the under tail coverts yellow. So called
   because it sings in the evening.

{Evening primrose}. See under {Primrose}.

{The evening star}, the bright star of early evening in the
   western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically,
   the planet Venus; -- called also {Vesper} and {Hesperus}.
   During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are
   also evening stars. See {Morning Star}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that evening has arrived indicates the end of a cycle, aging or death. It may also be symbolic of unrealized hopes.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the period following sunset with which the Jewish day began (Gen. 1:5; Mark 13:35). The Hebrews reckoned two evenings of each day, as appears from Ex. 16:12: 30:8; 12:6 (marg.); Lev. 23:5 (marg. R.V., "between the two evenings"). The "first evening" was that period when the sun was verging towards setting, and the "second evening" the moment of actual sunset. The word "evenings" in Jer. 5:6 should be "deserts" (marg. R.V.).

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