1 part of the day
ADJ. this, tomorrow, yesterday | Friday, Saturday, etc. | April, May, etc. | spring, summer, etc. | long the long winter evenings | dark | quiet | balmy, beautiful, fine, golden, warm | cold, cool, dry | early, late It was early evening and very still.
VERB + EVENING spend We spent the evening walking round the town.
EVENING + VERB progress, wear on As the evening wore on, Phil became very drunk.
EVENING + NOUN light, star | meal | shift, work | class, course | entertainment, performance | prayer, service | rush hour | news, newspaper, paper
PREP. during the ~, for an/the ~ Her parents were out for the evening. | in the ~, on Friday, etc. ~
PHRASES an/the evening off/out You deserve an occasional evening out. | good evening
2 event happening in the evening
ADJ. gala, musical, social | open, parents' Prospective students were invited to the school's open evening. | convivial, enjoyable, lovely, memorable, pleasant, successful, wonderful
VERB + EVENING hold The club will hold a social evening to welcome new members.
EVENING + NOUN clothes, dress, gown, wear
PREP. during the ~, for the ~