Search Result for "evening":
1. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall);
- Example: "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
[syn: evening, eve, even, eventide]
2. a later concluding time period;
- Example: "it was the evening of the Roman Empire"
3. the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way;
- Example: "an evening at the opera"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Evening \E"ven*ing\, n. [AS. [=ae]fnung. See even, n., and cf. Eve.] 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 sun. [1913 Webster] In the ascending scale Of heaven, the stars that usher evening rose. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: Sometimes, especially in the Southern parts of the United States, the afternoon is called evening. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster] 2. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory. [1913 Webster] Note: Sometimes used adjectively; as, evening gun. "Evening Prayer." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Even \E"ven\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evened; p. pr. & vb. n. Evening] 1. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth. [1913 Webster] His temple Xerxes evened with the soil. --Sir. W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] It will even all inequalities --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. To equal. [Obs.] "To even him in valor." --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 3. To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits; to make equal; as, to even the score. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To set right; to complete. [1913 Webster] 5. To act up to; to keep pace with. --Shak. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
evening n 1: the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake" [syn: evening, eve, even, eventide] 2: a later concluding time period; "it was the evening of the Roman Empire" 3: the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way; "an evening at the opera"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
44 Moby Thesaurus words for "evening": accommodation, adjustment, afternoon, balancing, close of day, cockshut, coordination, crepuscular, dimpsy, dusk, duskiness, duskness, dusky, equalization, equalizing, equating, equation, equilibration, eve, even, evening up, evensong, eventide, gloaming, grayness, harmonization, integration, nightfall, party, reception, regularization, salon, setting sun, shut of day, soiree, sundown, sunset, sunsetty, symmetrization, the expiring day, twilight, twilighty, vesper, vespertineEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Evening 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.).