Meaning of eventide in English:


Pronunciation /ˈiːv(ə)ntʌɪd/

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archaic, literary
  • The end of the day; evening.

    ‘the moonflower opens its white flowers at eventide’
    • ‘Our population growth has slowed significantly, and the baby boomers are now in the eventide of their working life, with their eyes fixed towards retirement.’
    • ‘Soon, the eventide fell and everyone retired to his or her beds.’
    • ‘Often, awaking suddenly at midnight, he shrank from the bosom of Faith; and at morning or eventide, when the family knelt down at prayer, he scowled and muttered to himself, and gazed sternly at his wife, and turned away.’
    • ‘At eventide, the cerulean skies assumed a deeper tone of velvety purple on which was displayed the rare jewels of the heavenly caskets.’
    • ‘Literally, it means ‘cowdust’, the fine powder raised by cattle as they sway back to the village at eventide.’
    evening, night, late afternoon, end of day, close of day


Old English ǣfentīd(see even, tide).