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"evening" in British English

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eveningnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈiːv.nɪŋ/  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 onFriday 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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eveningexclamation

uk   /ˈiːv.nɪŋ/  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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(Definition of evening from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"evening" in American English

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eveningnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈiv·nɪŋ/
the ​part of the ​day between the ​afternoon and the ​night: [C] We always go to the ​movies on ​Friday evenings.
(Definition of evening from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “evening”
in Korean 저녁…
in Arabic المَساء…
in Malaysian petang, hari tua…
in French soir(ée), soir…
in Russian вечер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傍晚, 晚上…
in Italian sera…
in Turkish akşam…
in Polish wieczór…
in Spanish tarde, noche, atardecer…
in Vietnamese buổi tối, lúc xế chiều…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 傍晚, 晚上…
in Indonesian sore, senja…
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