evening


evening
noun
1 part of the day
ADJECTIVE
this, tomorrow, yesterday
Friday, Saturday, etc.
weekday (esp. BrE)

a popular place to hang out on weekday evenings

April, May, etc.
spring, summer, etc.
long

the long winter evenings

dark
quiet
balmy, beautiful, fine (esp. BrE), golden, warm
romantic

The two spent a romantic evening together.

cold, cool, dry
early, late

It was early evening and very still.

previous

8 o'clock the previous evening

following, next

The ball would take place the following evening.

entire, whole

He spent the entire evening chatting with friends.

VERB + EVENING
spend

We spent the evening walking around the town.

begin, start

We started our evening by watching TV.

end

What a way to end an evening!

enjoy

thoroughly enjoying a quiet evening at home

ruin, spoil

I don't want to ruin your evening.

EVENING + VERB
progress, wear on

As the evening wore on, Phil became very drunk.

EVENING + NOUN
light, sky, star, sun
air, breeze

the cool evening air

meal (esp. BrE)
stroll, walk
shift
class, course
entertainment, event, performance, reception, show
prayer, service
rush hour
news, newscast (AmE), newspaper, paper
PREPOSITION
during the evening
for an/the evening

Her parents were out for the evening.

in the evening
(on) Friday, etc. evening, on the evening of

on the evening of May 15

PHRASES
an evening off, an evening out

You deserve an occasional evening out.

good evening
2 event happening in the evening
ADJECTIVE
gala, musical, social
open (BrE), parents' (esp. BrE)

Prospective students were invited to the school's open evening.

enjoyable, fun, lovely, memorable, nice, perfect, pleasant, successful, wonderful
VERB + EVENING
hold

The club will hold a social evening to welcome new members.

host

He hosted the evening in front of a celebrity audience.

open

The orchestra opened the evening with an overture.

EVENING + NOUN
clothes, dress, gown, wear
PREPOSITION
during the evening, for the evening

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