evening

Definitions

  • EVENING IN THE UPPER BASIN
    EVENING IN THE UPPER BASIN
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
    • n evening the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way "an evening at the opera"
    • n evening a later concluding time period "it was the evening of the Roman Empire"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'Good evening, skipper!'" "'Good evening, skipper!'"
Maia and the spiders in the evening Maia and the spiders in the evening
But the great fun of the evening But the great fun of the evening
An Evening at Maple Villa An Evening at Maple Villa
EVENING: PLYMOUTH HOE EVENING: PLYMOUTH HOE
EVENING: THE MERSEY FROM THE LANDING-STAGE EVENING: THE MERSEY FROM THE LANDING-STAGE
It seems as if the lagoons belonged to them this evening It seems as if the lagoons belonged to them this evening
Hannibal, whilst even yet a child, swears eternal hatred to the Romans Hannibal, whilst even yet a child, swears eternal hatred to the Romans

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A female swine, or a sow, will always have a even number of teats or nipples, usually twelve.
    • Evening The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sun. "In the ascending scale
      Of heaven, the stars that usher evening rose."
    • Evening The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sharks never stop moving, even when they sleep or rest.
    • n evening The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; the decline or fall of the day, or of the sun; the time from sunset till darkness; in common usage, the latter part of the afternoon and the earlier part of the night before bedtime.
    • n evening Hence The decline or latter part of any state or term of existence: as, the evening of life; the evening of his power.
    • n evening The time between noon and dark, including afternoon and twilight.
    • n evening The delivery at evening of a certain portion of grass or corn to a customary tenant.
    • evening Being, or occurring at, or associated with the close of day: as, the evening sacrifice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening
    • n Evening ēv′ning the close of the daytime: the decline or end of life: an evening party or gathering
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Quotations

  • Vladimir Nabokov
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    “Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even greater one.”
  • Roland Barthes
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    “Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.”
  • St. John of the Cross
    St. John of the Cross
    “In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone.”
  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    “What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.”
  • Baltasar Gracian
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    “It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.”

Idioms

Break even - If you break even, you don't make any money, but you don't lose any either.
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Dead even - If people competing are dead even, they are at exactly the same stage or moving at exactly the same speed.
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Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while - This expression means that even if people are ineffective or misguided, sometimes they can still be correct just by being lucky.
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Even a broken clock is right twice a day - This is used when people get lucky and are undeservedly successful.('Even a stopped clock is right twice a day' is also used.)
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Even keel - If something is on an even keel, it is balanced.
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Even Stevens - If everything is equal between people, they are even Stevens.
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Even the dogs in the street know - (Irish) This idiom is used frequently in Ireland, and means something is so obvious that even the dogs in the street know it.
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Honours are even - If honours are even, then a competition has ended with neither side emerging as a winner.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ǣfnung,. See even (n.), and cf. Eve
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ǽfnung, from ǽfen, even.

Usage

In literature:

But how different my feelings this evening from what they were last evening!
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
All life is an adventure, even the most monotonous moments of it.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
Yesterday evening the new moon (second evening) was seen by our people, telling them that the Ramadhan was finished.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
My mother had made that little cut jerkin, in the quiet winter evenings.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Even as she scolded, she regarded her in the pink dress with triumph.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Now, as he looked at her name, he realized that he had not even seen her for a long time, perhaps for a couple of years.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
It had never been fashionable or even allowable not to be at home when one was at home in Banbridge.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Now on the evening before the return of Phineas Finn, Esq., M.P., to London, Mrs. and Miss Flood Jones drank tea at the doctor's house.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Ah, but it had been much even to have seen that face; even that had been worth living for.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
We placed our sentries that evening with the greatest care.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
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In poetry:

Beneath thy sweet maternal smile
All pain and sorrow fled,
And even the very tears were sweet
Upon thy bosom shed.
"An Orphan's Lament" by Anne Bronte
Last evening when I wandered there
To soothe my weary heart,
Why did the unexpected tear
From my sad eyelid start?
"Verses" by Anne Bronte
The feasts and revels of the year
Do ghosts remember long?
Even in memory come they here?
Listen, my Sailor's Song:
"Christmas Comes Again" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
In Iwami,
From the heights of Tsuno Mountain,
Even through the trees,
My waving sleeves,
My darling must have seen.
"From the heights of Tsuno Mountain" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
Thrice welcome, darling of the Spring!
Even yet thou art to me
No bird, but an invisible thing,
A voice, a mystery;
"To The Cuckoo" by William Wordsworth
No more the bright, innumerable train,
Who move in Heaven,
Will know thy face upon the etherial plain,
At rosy even.
"The Lost Pleiad" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

The winning numbers in Saturday evening 's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Evening " game were.
The winning numbers in Sunday evening 's drawing of the New York Lottery's " Evening Numbers" game were.
SACRAMENTO—The winning numbers in Sunday evening 's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening " game were.
The winning numbers in Saturday evening 's drawing of the New York Lottery's " Evening Numbers" game were.
And an even larger percentage of Americans are relying on high-interest alternatives, even those with traditional bank accounts.
One evening while taking my puppies outside to do their, as I, and other dog owners, only know how to call it, "evening ritual," I noticed something I hadn't seen in a long time: A lightning bug, a.k.a.
(WGMB) — Tiger Stadium is going to be even bigger, and even tougher for opposing teams.
The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Georgia FIVE Evening" game were.
Even in mid-November, even after Hurricane Sandy and a snowy nor'easter, foliage is present (albeit past peak) around mile-square Hoboken.
Evenings of one-acts are like evenings at the blackjack table: you hope that the winners outnumber the losers, or at the very least that the overall entertainment value is worth dropping a little cash.
The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's " Georgia FIVE Evening" game were.
Zuheyra was freezing on the evening of September 5, even colder than usual because she was starving.
What's even more surprising is that one-third say they'd even be willing to get dumber for large breasts.
You many not even know what a pastele is or that it's even Puerto Rican food, but the name is very familiar.
It took almost three decades, but the "Ampipe Bulldogs" football team finally evened the score - even without Tom Cruise on the field.
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In science:

While an appealing suggestion, we have found that the DTBRE displays collective behavior only for a handful of even-even systems.
Collective behavior in random interaction
The RQQE has J = 0 ground states > 99% for al l even-even nuclides we tried.
Collective behavior in random interaction
Over R, the invariants of even symmetric forms are pairs of invariants of the restriction of the form onto the even and odd subspaces and only one class of odd symmetric (periplectic) forms.
Non-degenerate bilinear forms in characteristic 2, related contact forms, simple Lie algebras and superalgebras
If p = 2, a given symmetric even form on a superspace can be represented as a direct sum of two forms on the even subspace and the odd subspace.
Non-degenerate bilinear forms in characteristic 2, related contact forms, simple Lie algebras and superalgebras
If a non-symmetric form on a superspace 4.2 Non-symmetric forms on superspaces. is even, it can be again represented as a direct sum of two bilinear forms: one on the even subspace, and the other one on the odd subspace.
Non-degenerate bilinear forms in characteristic 2, related contact forms, simple Lie algebras and superalgebras
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