Definitions for: Evening

[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"
[n] the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way; "an evening at the opera"
[n] a later concluding time period; "it was the evening of the Roman Empire"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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