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.
- The period of decreasing daylight between afternoon and night.
- The period between sunset or the evening meal and bedtime: a quiet evening at home.
- A later period or time: in the evening of one's life.
- Chiefly Southern U.S. The time from noon to twilight.