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Evening appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • No sign, in evening, is on.
  • You bat one in, resign in evening. Is Ernie not a buoy?
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Usage statistics for the noun evening:

conversational speech42.6%task-oriented speech57.4% imaginative writing73.5%informational writing26.5%
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Evening is sometimes a misspelling of even.

The word evening is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun evening

What does evening mean as a name of something?

Evening is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: evenings

  1. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
  2. a later concluding time period
  3. the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way
    • example: an evening at the opera
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic terms: period / period of time / time period = an amount of time
    • part of: dark / night / nighttime = the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

Alternative definition of the noun evening


  1. The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark.
  2. 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.
  3. [figuratively] A concluding time period; a point in time near the end of something; the beginning of the end of something.


"Evening" is a 2007 American drama film directed by Lajos Koltai. The screenplay by Susan Minot and Michael Cunningham is based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Susan Minot.


  1. "Evening" a.k.a. "BB 29, DD 73" is a composition.
  2. "Evening" a.k.a. "BB 30, DD 74" is a composition.
  3. "Evening" is a musical album by Sugar Ray & the Bluetones.
  4. "Evening" a.k.a. "EVENING!" is a musical album of ANIME THAT JAZZ.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  5. "Evening" is a musical album of Opposite Plans.
  6. "Evening" a.k.a. "(e)vening": Evening is the third and final EP by American alternative/indie band Mae, following Morning and Afternoon. Copies of a limited release edition were available on the band's "Goodbye, Goodnight" tour. The EP was released in stores on March 8, 2011, bundled with a DVD recorded at the band's farewell show in Norfolk, VA.


Evening is a bi-weekly Japanese seinen manga magazine published by Kodansha, aimed at adult men. It is printed in black and white on newsprint and saddle-stapled in B5 format, and retails for 330 yen. Circulation was reported by the Japan Magazine Publishers Association at 166,000 copies in late 2008.

Phrases with Evening

Phrases starting with the word Evening:

  1. evening bag
  2. Evening Bat
  3. Evening Gun
  4. Evening Out
  5. Evening Bats
  6. evening gown
  7. Evening Snow
  8. evening star
  9. Evening Wrap
  10. evening-snow
  11. evening dress
  12. Evening glove
  13. evening shift
  14. evening shirt
  15. evening prayer
  16. evening campion
  17. evening clothes
  18. evening lychnis

Phrases ending with the word Evening:

  1. Good Evening
  2. this evening

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Evening

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Google previewGuidebook for Conducting Airport User Surveys (2009)

by David C. Biggs

local time Monday through Thursday or Friday (Friday evening is the least productive time) and during some hours Saturday and Sunday (Sunday evening is the most productive time). Generally, calls past ...

Google previewDickens's Dictionary of Paris, 1882 (1882)

An Unconventional Handbook by Charles Dickens

Le Monde (Evening), 15c Clerical. Le Monde Illustré (Wednesday), 50c Illustrated. Le Moniteur Universel (Evening), 15c. .. .. .. Conservative. Le National (Evening), ioc.

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Horseracing (2005)

by Wray Vamplew, Joyce Kay

Evening racing Evening racing was first introduced in Britain at Hamilton Park racecourse near Glasgow in July 1947.

The traffic jam created by the first evening meeting at Leicester in 1955 caused many spectators to miss the opening races ...

Google previewMounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (2009)

by William D. Mounce

ereb, meaning “evening, twilight,” normally refers to the time of day at about sundown. According to Jer. 6: 4, this is the time when daylight is fading and shadows grow long. Only rarely ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

concealment, dissembling, make-believe, suppression; 12 equivocation, inobservance evasive: 6 feline, hollow; 7 elusive, furtive; 8 specious, stealthy; 9 plausible, secretive; 11 superficial evasive action: 8 maneuver eve: 7 evening even: ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Evening

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Usage statistics about evening

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun evening:

conversational speech42.6%task-oriented speech57.4% imaginative writing73.5%informational writing26.5%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun evening:


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Quotes about Evening

By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense. (Brad Pitt)
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Scrabble value of E1V4E1N1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of EVENING

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