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 nearly six-minute live stream, posted to the woman's Facebook page just before midnight, was audio only.
There will be 10 round-trip routes on Saturdays, beginning just after 9 a.m. and ending just before midnight.
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, July 15.
The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.
A$AP on the other hand looked dapper in a midnight black jacket worn over a white T-shirt tucked into black trousers.
Marlon Antonio Reed, 39, was found on the steps of a Front Street apartment building just after midnight, officials said.
Brewer also said local officials were told the Walgreen's store at 2500 Grant St. would start closing at midnight instead of being open around the clock.
If a state operating budget isn’t signed into law by midnight June 30, the state faces a partial government shutdown starting July 1.
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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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