Night is the dark period between sunset and sunrise.(noun)
The hours between around 7 or 8 PM and 5 or 6 AM are an example of night.
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Origin: ME niht < OE, akin to Ger nacht < IE base *nekwt-, *nokwt- > Gr nyx (gen. nyktos), L nox (gen. noctis), night
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English niht; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.
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an abnormal fear of darkness. Also called scotophobia.
an abnormal love of the night.
the act of walking or wandering at night. —noctivagant, noctivagous, adj.
an abnormal fear of shadows.
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