Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
The ~ is the part of each day when the sun has set and it is dark outside, especially the time when people are sleeping.
He didn’t sleep a wink all ~...
The fighting began in the late afternoon and continued all ~...
Our reporter spent the ~ crossing the border from Austria into Slovenia...
Finally ~ fell.
The ~ is the period of time between the end of the afternoon and the time that you go to bed, especially the time when you relax before going to bed.
So whose party was it last ~?...
Demiris took Catherine to dinner the following ~.
A particular ~ is a particular evening when a special event takes place, such as a show or a play.
The first ~ crowd packed the building.
N-COUNT: supp N
If it is a particular time at ~, it is during the time when it is dark and is before mid~.
It’s eleven o’clock at ~ in Moscow...
He works obsessively from 7.15 am to 9 or 10 at ~.
PHRASE: num PHR
If something happens at ~, it happens regularly during the evening or ~.
He was going to college at ~, in order to become an accountant...
The veranda was equipped with heavy wooden rain doors that were kept closed at ~.
PHRASE: PHR after v
If something happens day and ~ or ~ and day, it happens all the time without stopping.
Dozens of doctors and nurses have been working day and ~ for weeks...
He was at my door ~ and day, demanding my attention.
PHRASE: usu PHR after v
If you have an early ~, you go to bed early. If you have a late ~, you go to bed late.
I’ve had a hell of a day, and all I want is an early ~...
In spite of the travelling and the late ~, she did not feel tired.
PHRASE: N inflects
morning, noon and ~: see morning