Evening in its primary meaning is the period of the day between afternoon and night. Though the term is subjective, evening is typically understood to begin just before dusk, when temperatures begin to fall, and last until just after nightfall, when complete darkness has been reached.
Companies often use the time of 5:00 pm to mark the beginning of the evening, for example with evening telephone call rates.
Informally, the term "evening" is used in place of "night", especially in the context of an event which takes place over the course of said "evening".
In the vernacular of at least parts of the rural American South (notably Appalachia) and in some British dialects, "evening" ( /ˈiːvnɪn/) is used to mean "afternoon", as the main meal of the day, dinner, traditionally has occurred at midday. While the exact meaning of the word in this sense is subject to interpretation, "evening" in the rural American South usually has been thought of as beginning at about noon and extending roughly until sunset or suppertime.
Other articles related to "evening":
... Haydon Hall had just three employees when the Kenosha Evening News started in 1894 ... A decade later, the staff had grown to a half dozen -- and Bob the Evening News Dog ... rat dog of the city,” which he proved by keeping the Evening News and neighboring buildings mostly rodent-free ...
... In fall of 2006, the in-house, half-hour "Evening Report" was reformatted to incorporate local and regional news stories into NPR's national newsmagazine, "All Things Considered ... Evening music programming varies from acoustic folk to experimental electronic ... Public Radio (NPR) is broadcast during the morning and evening "drive time", interspersed with local news ...
... Final (weeknights at 11 p.m.) Ron Kronstein - Nova Scotia Evening News/New Brunswick Evening News (weeknights at 6 p.m.) Rebecca Lau - Weekend Evening News (weekends at 6 p.m.) and News ...
... airs two local newscasts a day from their Halifax studios the flagship Evening News at 6 p.m ... The Evening News is followed by Global National at 630 p.m ... Separate editions of the Evening News are produced for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick ...
... hit the Ibrahim al-Maqadna mosque in the Gaza strip during evening prayers. 200 and 300 men and women attended for their evening prayer, with fifteen people dying ... the al-Maqadma mosque was hit during evening prayers by an Israeli missile, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40 others ...
Famous quotes containing the word evening:
“Another evening wasted! I begin
Writing the envelope, and a bitter smoke
Of self-contempt, of boredom too, ascends.
What use is an endearment and a joke?”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)
“Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.”
—Heraclitus (c. 535475 B.C.)
“In the morning you shall say, If only it were evening! and at evening you shall say, If only it were morning!”
—Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 28:67.