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evening- Its Old English base meant "grow towards night," as evening extends from sunset to dark.
The evening is the part of each day between the end of the afternoon and the time when you go to bed.
You refer to the evening of the present day as this evening.
You can refer to the evening of the previous day as yesterday evening, but it is more common to say last night.
You refer to the evening of the next day as tomorrow evening or tomorrow night.
If you want to say that something happened during a particular evening in the past, you use on.
If you have been describing what happened during a particular day, you can say that something happened that evening or in the evening.
If you are talking about a day in the past and you want to mention that something had happened during the evening of the day before, you say that it had happened the previous evening or the evening before.
If you want to say that something happened during the evening of the next day, you say that it happened the following evening.
If you want to say that something will happen during a particular evening in the future, you use on.
If you are already talking about a day in the future, you can say that something will happen in the evening.
If something happens regularly every evening, you say that it happens in the evening or in the evenings.
In American English, evenings does not require 'in' or 'on'.
If you want to say that something happens regularly once a week during a particular evening, you use on followed by the name of the day and evenings.
American English does not require 'on'.
If you have mentioned an exact time and you want to make it clear that you are talking about the evening rather than the morning, you add in the evening.
|Noun||1.||evening - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"|
daylight, daytime, day - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
guest night - an evening when members of a club or college can bring their friends as guests
|2.||evening - a later concluding time period; "it was the evening of the Roman Empire"|
|3.||evening - the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way; "an evening at the opera"|
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
"It is a beauteous evening, calm and free,"
"The holy time is quiet as a nun,"
"Breathless with adoration" [William Wordsworth It is a Beauteous Evening]
"The curfew tolls the knell of passing day" [Thomas Gray Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard]
"Let us go then, you and I"
"When the evening is spread out against the sky"
"Like a patient etherized upon a table" [T.S. Eliot Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock]
in the evening → por la tarde/noche
this evening → esta tarde/noche
tomorrow/yesterday evening → mañana/ayer por la tarde/noche
on Sunday evening → el domingo por la tarde/noche
evening was coming on → estaba atardeciendo/anocheciendo
she spends her evenings knitting → pasa las tardes haciendo punto
good evening! (early) → ¡buenas tardes!; (after sunset) → ¡buenas noches!
evening dress N (woman's) → traje m de noche; (man's) → traje m de etiqueta
in evening dress (man, woman) → vestido/a de etiqueta
evening fixture N (Sport) → partido m por la noche
evening institute N → escuela f nocturna
evening match N = evening fixture evening paper N → periódico m de la tarde, vespertino m
evening performance N (Theat) → función f de noche
evening prayers NPL = evening service evening service N (Rel) → vísperas fpl, misa f vespertina
evening star N → estrella f de Venus
in the evening → le soir
at 6.00 in the evening → à six heures du soir
this evening → ce soir
that evening → ce soir-là
yesterday evening → hier soir
tomorrow evening → demain soir
to go to an evening class → prendre des cours du soirevening dress n
in an evening dress [woman] → en robe du soir, en robe de soiréeevening gown n → robe f de soiréeevening meal n → dîner mevening paper n → journal m du soirevening performance n [play] → représentation f en soiréeevening primrose n → onagre fevening primrose oil n → huile f d'onagreevening reception n (at wedding) soirée qui se tient après la cérémonie du mariageevening wear n → tenues fpl de soirée
in the evening → di sera, la sera
this evening → stasera, questa sera
tomorrow/yesterday evening → domani/ieri sera
on Sunday evening → domenica sera
on the evening of the 30th → la sera del 30
she spends her evenings knitting → trascorre le sue serate a fare la maglia
good evening! → buona sera!