- Night is the dark period between sunset and sunrise.
The hours between around 7 or 8 PM and 5 or 6 AM are an example of night.
The starry night sky.
night definition by Webster's New World
- the period from sunset to sunrise
- the period of actual darkness after sunset and before sunrise; also, a part of this period before bedtime [a night at the opera] or the part between bedtime and morning [a sleepless night]
- the evening following a specified day: Christmas night
- the darkness of night
- any period or condition of darkness or gloom; specif.,
- a period of intellectual or moral degeneration
- a time of grief
Origin: Middle English niht ; from Old English akin to German nacht ; from Indo-European base an unverified form nekwt-, an unverified form nokwt- from source Classical Greek nyx (gen. nyktos), Classical Latin nox (gen. noctis), night
- of, for, or at night
- active, working, or in use at night
night definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The period between sunset and sunrise, especially the hours of darkness.b. This period considered as a unit of time: for two nights running.c. This period considered from its conditions: a rainy night.
- The period between dusk and midnight of a given day: either late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
- a. The period between evening and bedtime.b. This period considered from its activities: a night at the opera.c. This period set aside for a specific purpose: Parents' Night at school.
- a. The period between bedtime and morning: spent the night at a motel.b. One's sleep during this period: had a restless night.
- Nightfall: worked from morning to night.
- Darkness: vanished into the night.
- a. A time or condition of gloom, obscurity, ignorance, or despair: “In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning” (F. Scott Fitzgerald).b. A time or condition marked by absence of moral or ethical values: “He never would have let us go untroubled into the night of private greed” (Anthony Lewis).
- Of or relating to the night: the night air.
- Intended for use at night: a night light.
- Working during the night: the night nurse.
- Active chiefly at night: night prowlers.
- Occurring after dark: night baseball.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English niht; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.
night - Ologies & -Isms Definition
night - Phrases/Idioms
make a night of it
night after night
night and day