|1.||the latter part of the day, esp from late afternoon until nightfall|
|2.||the latter or concluding period: the evening of one's life|
|3.||the early part of the night spent in a specified way: an evening at the theatre|
|4.||an entertainment, meeting, or reception held in the early part of the night|
|5.||dialect (Southern US), (Brit) the period between noon and sunset|
|6.||(modifier) of, used, or occurring in the evening: the evening papers|
|[Old English ǣfnung; related to Old Frisian ēvend, Old High German āband]|
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.).