Definition of midnight
1 : the middle of the night; specifically : 12 o'clock at night
2 : deep or extended darkness or gloom
midnightlyadverb or adjective
Examples of midnight in a Sentence
Her parents wanted her home before midnight.
It was 12 midnight when we arrived home.
Recent Examples of midnight from the Web
The jury deliberated for 12 hours, which continued past midnight on Friday, before handing down Taylor's sentence.
The Illinois House isn’t voting on a budget on Wednesday, which means the gridlock-prone government won’t pass a spending plan by midnight.
ESCO Spokeswoman Teri Tolbert said shortly after midnight, deputies were dispatched to a residence at 402 Victory street in East Brewton in an attempt to serve a felony warrant to Timothy Tyrone Dees.
Godbolt showed up at Vincent Mitchell’s Bogue Chitto home before midnight Saturday to demand that his estranged wife give up their two children.
Just before midnight in Lawndale on the West Side, officers raced to the 1300 block of South Troy when an officer making an arrest heard gunfire a few doors north.
Around midnight on Thursday, workers arrived to take it down, apparently hoping to avoid public scrutiny.
Officers received reports about midnight that a man was holding a gun in the home on Galveston Street, police said.
Until recently, the eye had an IV running into it and Dagwood needed to be given eye drops every six hours at 6 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and midnight.
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First Known Use of midnight
before 12th century
MIDNIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of midnight for English Language Learners
: the middle of the night : 12 o'clock at night
MIDNIGHT Defined for Kids
Definition of midnight for Students
: twelve o'clock at night
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