Definition of night shift
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 : a group of people who work during the night shift The night shift is starting to arrive.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: of, relating to, or associated with the night
: intended for use at night
: existing, occurring, or functioning at night
: to exchange for or replace by another : change
: to change the place, position, or direction of : move
: to make a change in (place)
: 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up night shift? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).