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 for Evening
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Evening \E"ven*ing\, n. [AS. [=ae]fnung. See even, n., and cf.
     1. 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.
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              In the ascending scale
              Of heaven, the stars that usher evening rose.
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     Note: Sometimes, especially in the Southern parts of the
           United States, the afternoon is called evening.
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     2. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as
        of strength or glory.
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     Note: Sometimes used adjectively; as, evening gun. "Evening
           Prayer." --Shak.
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     Evening flower (Bot.), a genus of iridaceous plants
        ({Hesperantha) from the Cape of Good Hope, with
        sword-shaped leaves, and sweet-scented flowers which
        expand in the evening.
     Evening grosbeak (Zo["o]l.), an American singing bird
        ({Coccothraustes vespertina) having a very large bill.
        Its color is olivaceous, with the crown, wings, and tail
        black, and the under tail coverts yellow. So called
        because it sings in the evening.
     Evening primrose. See under Primrose.
     The evening star, the bright star of early evening in the
        western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically,
        the planet Venus; -- called also Vesper and Hesperus.
        During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are
        also evening stars. See Morning Star.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Even \E"ven\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evened; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.
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              His temple Xerxes evened with the soil. --Sir. W.
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              It will even all inequalities         --Evelyn.
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     2. To equal. [Obs.] "To even him in valor." --Fuller.
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     3. To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a
        state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance,
        as accounts; to make quits; to make equal; as, to even the
        score. --Shak.
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     4. To set right; to complete.
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     5. To act up to; to keep pace with. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing
           daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed
           the evening light across the lake" [syn: evening, eve,
           even, eventide]
      2: a later concluding time period; "it was the evening of the
         Roman Empire"
      3: the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in
         a special way; "an evening at the opera"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "evening":
     accommodation, adjustment, afternoon, balancing, close of day,
     cockshut, coordination, crepuscular, dimpsy, dusk, duskiness,
     duskness, dusky, equalization, equalizing, equating, equation,
     equilibration, eve, even, evening up, evensong, eventide, gloaming,
     grayness, harmonization, integration, nightfall, party, reception,
     regularization, salon, setting sun, shut of day, soiree, sundown,
     sunset, sunsetty, symmetrization, the expiring day, twilight,
     twilighty, vesper, vespertine

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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.

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