Evening is the period of a day from the end of the afternoon to the beginning of night.[1][2] The exact times when evening begins and ends depend on location, time of year, and culture, but it is generally regarded as beginning when the Sun is low in the sky and lasting until the end of twilight.

Evening in Parambikkulam, Kerala, India
View on the bay of Naples, overlooking Mount Vesuvius at 7:30 p.m. local solar/standard time


The word is derived from Eve, which originated from æfnian meaning "become evening, grow toward evening". The Old English æfnian originated from æfen (eve), which meant "the time between sunset and darkness", and was synonymous with even (Old English æfen) which meant the end of the day. The use of "evening" dates from the mid 15th century.[3]


  1. ^ "Definition of evening in English". Collins. Collins. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ "evening - Definition of evening in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries - English.
  3. ^ "even - Origin and meaning of even by Online Etymology Dictionary". www.etymonline.com.

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