Meaning of “evening” in the English Dictionary

"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 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?

More examples

  • He earns some extra cash by working in a bar in the evening.
  • Shall we go to the movies this evening?
  • A glass of wine in the evening helps me to unwind after work.
  • Mum doesn't let us watch television for more than two hours an evening.
  • Many pupils have extra classes in the evenings or at weekends.


uk /ˈiːv.nɪŋ/ us /ˈiːv.nɪŋ/ informal

(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)