The evening is the last part of the day before night falls, just when the sun is starting to go down. Most people eat dinner in the evening.

The quiet, winding-down, ending part of a day is the evening — you might also call it "dusk" or "twilight." Some people define the evening as the time after dinner and before bedtime, and you can also use the word to talk figuratively about the final part of something else: "It was the evening of his life." The Old English root of evening is ǣfnung, "the time around sunset."

Definitions of 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”
eve, even, eventide
guest night
an evening when members of a club or college can bring their friends as guests
Type of:
day, daylight, daytime
the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside

n the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way

“an evening at the opera”
Type of:
period, period of time, time period
an amount of time

n a later concluding time period

“it was the evening of the Roman Empire”
Type of:
period, period of time, time period
an amount of time

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