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night

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noun \ˈnīt\

Definition of night

  1. 1 :  the time from dusk to dawn when no sunlight is visible The store is open all night.

  2. 2a :  an evening or night taken as an occasion or point of time the opening nightb :  an evening set aside for a particular purpose Thursdays is game night in our house.

  3. 3a :  the quality or state of being dark approached the enemy's camp under cover of nightb :  a condition or period felt to resemble the darkness of night: such as (1) :  a period of dreary inactivity or affliction the glories of Roman civilization were lost in a gloomy night of ignorance, superstition, and barbarism — R. A. Hall (2) :  absence of moral values … that night which has for many centuries obscured our holy religion … — Joseph Priestleyc :  the beginning of darkness :  nightfall worked in the fields until night

nightless

play \ˈnīt-ləs\ adjective

Examples of night in a Sentence

  1. Who are you calling at this time of night?

  2. It's eleven o'clock at night.

  3. She and her husband both work at night and sleep during the day.

  4. The store's open all night.

  5. They were up all night long playing video games.

  6. Let's stop for the night and get a hotel.

  7. a cold, rainy night in the city

  8. I stayed up late five nights in a row.

  9. Last night, I had the strangest dream.

  10. Spend six nights and seven days on a tropical island in the Caribbean!

Origin and Etymology of night

Middle English, from Old English niht; akin to Old High German naht night, Latin noct-, nox, Greek nykt-, nyx


First Known Use: before 12th century

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night

adjective

Definition of night

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

  2. 2 :  intended for use at night a night lamp

  3. 3a :  existing, occurring, or functioning at night night baseball a night nurseb :  active or functioning best at night night people

Examples of night in a Sentence

  1. He is taking a night flight.

  2. a night manager at the supermarket

  3. This is the last night bus.

Origin and Etymology of night

see 1night


First Known Use: before 12th century


NIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

night

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Definition of night for English Language Learners

  • : the time of darkness between one day and the next : the part of the day when no light from the sun can be seen and most people and animals sleep

  • : the darkness that occurs during the nighttime

  • : the final part of the day that is usually after work, school, etc., and before you go to bed : the early part of the night

night

adjective

Definition of night for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the night

  • : for use at night

  • : happening at night


NIGHT Defined for Kids

night

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noun \ˈnīt\

Definition of night for Students

  1. 1 :  the time between dusk and dawn when there is no sunlight

  2. 2 :  the early part of the night :  nightfall We go bowling every Friday night.

  3. 3 :  the darkness of night His eyes were black as night.



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