Overnight definition

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Lasting for, extending over, or remaining during a night.

An overnight trip; an overnight guest.

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Happening as if in a single night; sudden.

An overnight success.

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During or for the length of the night.

Let the meat marinate overnight.

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For use over a single night or for a short journey.

Overnight supplies.

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Mailed for guaranteed delivery on the next day.

An overnight package.

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Done or going on during or through the night.
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Overnight means to ship something to be delivered the next day, or to stay somewhere for the evening and not leave until morning.

If you FedEx something on Monday and it arrives on Tuesday, this is an example of a time when you overnight the package.

If you sleep at your friend's house and leave the next day, this is an example of a time when you overnight.

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The definition of an overnight is a stop that lasts for one evening.

If you spend one night in New York City, this is an example of an overnight.

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Overnight is defined as something that extends from evening until morning, or something that happens very quickly.

If you completely change your personality from one day to the next, this is an example of when your personality changes overnight.

If you go on a trip that lasts from Monday evening until Tuesday morning, this is an example of when you go on a trip overnight.

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Throughout the night.

Let it run overnight and we'll check on it in the morning.

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During a single night.

They delivered the package overnight.

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In a very short (but unspecified) amount of time.

The change seemed to happen overnight.

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Occurring between dusk and dawn.

The overnight ferry docked at 10AM.

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Complete before the next morning.

Don't expect results overnight.

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(intransitive) To stay overnight; to spend the night. [from 19th c.]
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(US) To send something for delivery the next day. [from 20th c.]

We can overnight you the documents for signature.

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Items delivered or completed overnight.

Have you looked at the overnights yet?

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An overnight stay, especially in a hotel or other lodging facility.
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In or as if in the course of one night; suddenly.

Became a sensation overnight.

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An overnight stay or trip.
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To spend the night.

Overnighting at a country inn.

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To send by mail or other courier for delivery the next day.
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During or through the night.
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On or during the previous evening.
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Suddenly.
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Of or for the previous evening.
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Staying through the night.

An overnight guest.

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Of or for a brief trip.

An overnight bag.

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An overnight stay, usually one away from home.
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To spend the night, usually away from home.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
overnight
Plural:
overnights