Night definition

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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.

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Working during the night.

The night nurse.

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Nightfall.

Worked from morning to night.

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The period between dusk and midnight of a given day.

Either late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

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Occurring after dark.

Night baseball.

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The evening following a specified day.

Christmas night.

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The darkness of night.
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Darkness.

Vanished into the night.

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The period between sunset and sunrise, especially the hours of darkness.
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This period considered as a unit of time.

For two nights running.

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This period considered from its conditions.

A rainy night.

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The period between evening and bedtime.
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This period considered from its activities.

A night at the opera.

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The period between bedtime and morning.

Spent the night at a motel.

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One's sleep during this period.

Had a restless night.

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A time or condition of gloom, obscurity, ignorance, or despair.
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A time or condition marked by absence of moral or ethical values.
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Any period or condition of darkness or gloom.
  • A period of intellectual or moral degeneration.
  • A time of grief.
  • Death.
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The period from sunset to sunrise.
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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]
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Of, for, or at night.
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Active, working, or in use at night.
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(countable) The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark.

How do you sleep at night when you attack your kids like that!?

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(countable) An evening or night spent at a particular activity.

A night on the town.

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(countable) A night (part of the days before and after it) spent in a hotel or other accommodation.

We stayed at the Hilton for five nights.

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(uncountable) Nightfall.

From noon till night.

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(uncountable) Darkness.

The cat disappeared into the night.

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(uncountable) A dark blue colour, midnight blue.

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Short for good night.

Night all! Thanks for a great evening!

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To spend a night (in a place), to overnight.
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(paganism) The goddess of the night in Heathenry.
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Of or relating to the night.

The night air.

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Intended for use at night.

A night light.

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Active chiefly at night.

Night prowlers.

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This period set aside for a specific purpose.

Parents' Night at school.

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make a night of it
  • to celebrate all or much of the night
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night after night
  • every night or for many successive nights
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night and day
  • continuously or continually
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
night
Plural:
nights

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of night

  • Middle English from Old English niht nekw-t- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English night, nyght, niȝt, naht, from Old English niht, neht, nyht, neaht, næht (“night"), from Proto-Germanic *nahts (“night"), from Proto-Indo-European *nókÊ·ts (“night"). Cognate with Scots nicht, neicht (“night"), West Frisian nacht (“night"), Dutch nacht (“night"), Low German Nacht (“night"), German Nacht (“night"), Danish nat (“night"), Swedish natt (“night"), Icelandic nótt (“night"), Latin nox (“night"), Greek νύχτα (nýchta, “night").

    From Wiktionary