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Language: Old English
Origin: æfnung, from æfen 'evening'

evening

1 noun
     
eve‧ning1 S1 W1
1 [uncountable and countable] the early part of the night between the end of the day and the time you go to bedCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
in the evening(s) on Monday/Friday/Saturday etc evening tomorrow evening yesterday evening this evening (=today in the evening) early/late evening evening meal/news/performance etc (=something that you do or see in the evening)
I do most of my studying in the evening.
I'm usually out on Friday evenings.
What are you doing tomorrow evening?
I'll see you this evening.
It was early evening by the time we got home.
We had just finished our evening meal when the doorbell rang.
a broadcast on the evening news
2 [countable] a social event that takes place in the evening:
a musical evening
an evening of music and poetry
3

good evening

used to greet someone when you meet them in the evening

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