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evening

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈiːv.nɪŋ/
A1 the part of the day between the end of the afternoon and night: a chilly evening I work in a restaurant and only get one evening off a week. Thank you for such an enjoyable evening. I always go to see a movie on Friday evenings. In the evenings, I like to relax. I'm working late this evening. What are you doing tomorrow evening? It poured down all evening and most of the night as well. What time do you usually get home in the evening?
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evening

exclamation uk   us   /ˈiːv.nɪŋ/ informal
a friendly way of greeting someone when you meet them in the evening: Evening, Tom! Where are you off to this evening?
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Translations of “evening”
in Arabic المَساء…
in Korean 저녁…
in Malaysian petang, hari tua…
in French soir(ée), soir…
in Turkish akşam…
in Italian sera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傍晚, 晚上…
in Russian вечер…
in Polish wieczór…
in Vietnamese buổi tối, lúc xế chiều…
in Spanish tarde, noche, atardecer…
in Portuguese (final de) tarde, noite…
in Thai ตอนเย็น, วาระสุดท้าย…
in German der Abend, Abend-…, der Lebensabend…
in Catalan vespre…
in Japanese 夕方, 晩…
in Indonesian sore, senja…
in Chinese (Simplified) 傍晚, 晚上…
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