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":
... 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 ...
... 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 ... Evening music programming varies from acoustic folk to experimental electronic ... Radio (NPR) is broadcast during the morning and evening "drive time", interspersed with local news ...
... Anchors Marie Adsett - 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 ...
... hit the Ibrahim al-Maqadna mosque in the Gaza strip during evening prayers ... when between 200 and 300 men and women attended for their evening prayer, with fifteen people dying ... The report concluded that the al-Maqadma mosque was hit during evening prayers by an Israeli missile, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40 others ...
... Haydon Hall had just three employees when the Kenosha Evening News started in 1894 ... staff had grown to a half dozen -- and Bob the Evening News Dog ... had a reputation as “champion rat dog of the city,” which he proved by keeping the Evening News and neighboring buildings mostly rodent-free ...
Famous quotes containing the word evening:
“A Dominie in Gray
Put gently up the evening Bars
And led the flock away”
—Emily Dickinson (18301886)
“Thirty-five years ago, when I was a college student, people wrote letters. The businessman who read, the lawyer who traveled; the dressmaker in evening school, my unhappy mother, our expectant neighbor: all conducted an often large and varied correspondence. It was the accustomed way of ordinarily educated people to occupy the world beyond their own small and immediate lives.”
—Vivian Gornick (b. 1935)
“I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me.”
—Sara Teasdale (18841933)