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night shift

noun

Simple Definition of night shift

  • : a period of time during the night (such as from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) in which a person is scheduled to work

  • : a group of people who work during the night shift

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of night shift

  1. 1 :  a period of time during the night (such as from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) in which a person is scheduled to work <He works the night shift and sleeps during the day.>

  2. 2 :  a group of people who work during the night shift <The night shift is starting to arrive.>

Word by Word Definitions

nightplay
  1. :  the time from dusk to dawn when no sunlight is visible

    :  an evening or night taken as an occasion or point of time

    :  an evening set aside for a particular purpose

  1. :  of, relating to, or associated with the night

    :  intended for use at night

    :  existing, occurring, or functioning at night

shiftplay
  1. :  to exchange for or replace by another :  change

    :  to change the place, position, or direction of :  move

    :  to make a change in (place)

  1. :  a means or device for effecting an end

    :  a deceitful or underhand scheme :  dodge

    :  an effort or expedient exerted or tried in difficult circumstances :  extremity


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