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English noun: evening

1. evening (time) the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)


SamplesHe enjoyed the evening light across the lake.


Synonymseve, even, eventide


Broader (hypernym)day, daylight, daytime


Narrower (hyponym)guest night


Part holonymcrepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, fall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, sundown, sunset, twilight

2. evening (time) a later concluding time period


SamplesIt was the evening of the Roman Empire.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Domain usagefigure, figure of speech, image, trope

3. evening (time) the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way


SamplesAn evening at the opera.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Part meronymdark, night, nighttime









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