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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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