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evening


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evening  \E"ven*ing\,  n.  [AS.  [=ae]fnung.  See  {even},  n.,  and  cf 
  {Eve}.] 
  1.  The  latter  part  and  close  of  the  day  and  the  beginning  of 
  darkness  or  night;  properly,  the  decline  of  the  day  or  of 
  the  sum. 
 
  In  the  ascending  scale  Of  heaven,  the  stars  that 
  usher  evening  rose.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  especially  in  the  Southern  parts  of  the 
  United  States,  the  afternoon  is  called  evening. 
  --Bartlett. 
 
  2.  The  latter  portion,  as  of  life;  the  declining  period,  as 
  of  strength  or  glory. 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  used  adjectively;  as  evening  gun.  ``Evening 
  Prayer.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Evening  flower}  (Bot.),  a  genus  of  iridaceous  plants 
  ({Hesperantha})  from  the  Cape  of  Good  Hope,  with 
  sword-shaped  leaves,  and  sweet-scented  flowers  which 
  expand  in  the  evening. 
 
  {Evening  grosbeak}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  singing  bird 
  ({Coccothraustes  vespertina})  having  a  very  large  bill. 
  Its  color  is  olivaceous,  with  the  crown,  wings,  and  tail 
  black,  and  the  under  tail  coverts  yellow.  So  called 
  because  it  sings  in  the  evening. 
 
  {Evening  primrose}.  See  under  {Primrose}. 
 
  {The  evening  star},  the  bright  star  of  early  evening  in  the 
  western  sky,  soon  passing  below  the  horizon;  specifically, 
  the  planet  Venus;  --  called  also  {Vesper}  and  {Hesperus}. 
  During  portions  of  the  year,  Mars,  Jupiter,  and  Saturn  are 
  also  evening  stars.  See  {Morning  Star}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Even  \E"ven\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Evened};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Evening}] 
  1.  To  make  even  or  level;  to  level;  to  lay  smooth. 
 
  His  temple  Xerxes  evened  with  the  soil.  --Sir.  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  It  will  even  all  inequalities  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  To  equal  [Obs.]  ``To  even  him  in  valor.''  --Fuller. 
 
  3.  To  place  in  an  equal  state,  as  to  obligation,  or  in  a 
  state  in  which  nothing  is  due  on  either  side  to  balance, 
  as  accounts;  to  make  quits.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  set  right  to  complete. 
 
  5.  To  act  up  to  to  keep  pace  with  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evening 
  n  1:  the  latter  part  of  the  day  (the  period  of  decreasing 
  daylight  from  late  afternoon  until  nightfall);  "he 
  enjoyed  the  evening  light  across  the  lake"  [syn:  {eve}, 
  {eventide}] 
  2:  a  later  concluding  time  period;  "it  was  the  evening  of  the 
  Roman  Empire" 
  3:  the  early  part  of  night  (from  dinner  until  bedtime)  spent  in 
  a  special  way  "an  evening  at  the  opera" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Evening 
  the  period  following  sunset  with  which  the  Jewish  day  began 
  (Gen.  1:5;  Mark  13:35).  The  Hebrews  reckoned  two  evenings  of 
  each  day  as  appears  from  Ex  16:12:  30:8;  12:6  (marg.);  Lev. 
  23:5  (marg.  R.V.,  "between  the  two  evenings").  The  "first 
  evening"  was  that  period  when  the  sun  was  verging  towards 
  setting,  and  the  "second  evening"  the  moment  of  actual  sunset. 
  The  word  evenings"  in  Jer.  5:6  should  be  deserts"  (marg. 
  R.V.). 
 




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