I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ǣfnung, from ǣfnian to grow toward evening, from ǣfen evening; akin to Old High German āband evening and perhaps to Greek epi on Date: before 12th century 1. a. the latter part and close of the day and early part of the night b. chiefly Southern & Midland afternoon c. the period from sunset or the evening meal to bedtime 2. the latter portion 3. the period of an evening's entertainment II. adjective Date: 1797 suitable for formal or semiformal evening social occasions <
evening dress
evening clothes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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