1
: lasting throughout the night
an all-night poker game
2
: open throughout the night
an all-night diner

Examples of all-night in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reluctant to leave each other and let the spirit go, some went off to all-night restaurants. Gloria Steinem, Vogue, 14 Feb. 2024 The bill passed following an all-night effort by Republican critics of the bill to speak out against it on the Senate floor, as former President Donald Trump and members of the GOP have opposed providing additional funding to Ukraine. Alison Durkee, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Later on, there would be celebrating in Kansas City, and an all-night party in Miami. Michael MacCambridge, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 In this era of economizing, the all-night bidding wars that made Sundance sizzle have become a thing of the past. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 25 Jan. 2024 The couple told The New York Times that the unexpected all-night party at their wedding felt like the right way to celebrate their love. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 23 Jan. 2024 What the play offers is a few longueurs about life and, importantly, an all-night party, rendered with blurry economy and Dionysian delight. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2023 The 23-year-old Arab citizen of Israel was working as a medic at an all-night music festival in southern Israel on the morning Hamas militants broke out of the Gaza Strip, killing 1,400 people and taking more than 240 others hostage. Isabel Coles, WSJ, 6 Nov. 2023 Clad in a top hat and tails, with a bottle of Champagne in hand, Mr. Kirke, who was nursing a hangover from an all-night party, was the first to take the plunge thatday. Alex Williams, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-night was in 1810

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“All-night.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-night. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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