Definitions for Midnightˈmɪdˌnaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mid•nightˈmɪdˌnaɪt(n.)

  1. the middle of the night, esp. twelve o'clock at night.

  2. (adj.)of or pertaining to midnight.

  3. resembling midnight, as in darkness.

Origin of midnight:

bef. 900

mid′night`ly(adj.; adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. midnight(noun)

    12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night

    "young children should not be allowed to stay up until midnight"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. midnight(noun)ˈmɪdˌnaɪt

    12 o'clock at night

    We stayed up until after midnight.

Wiktionary

  1. midnight(Noun)

    The middle of the night; 12:00 am; on a 12-hour clock, 12:00 at night; on a 24-hour clock, 00:00.

  2. midnight(Noun)

    The middle of the night: the moment of time, which is equidistant between sunset and sunrise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midnight(noun)

    the middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night

  2. Midnight(adj)

    being in, or characteristic of, the middle of the night; as, midnight studies; midnight gloom

Freebase

  1. Midnight

    Midnight is the transition time period from one day to the next: the moment when the date changes. In ancient Roman timekeeping, midnight was halfway between sunset and sunrise, varying according to the seasons. Solar midnight is that time opposite of solar noon, when the sun is closest to nadir and the night is equidistant from dusk and dawn. Due to the advent of time zones, which make time identical across a range of meridians, and daylight saving time, it rarely coincides with midnight on a clock. Solar midnight is dependent on latitude and time of the year rather than on a time zone. In the northern hemisphere, "midnight" had an ancient geographic association with "north". Modern Polish and Ukrainian preserve this association with their words for "midnight", which also means "north".

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. midnight

    1. The Pole of the hours; a pincushion on which sparkle all the seconds of a day; the keel of the good ship Tomorrow. 2. A chimney whence the dreams of today issue in smoke.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Midnight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4808

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Midnight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4275

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Midnight' in Nouns Frequency: #1942


Translations for Midnight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

midnight(noun)

twelve o'clock at night

I'll go to bed at midnight; (also adjective) a midnight attack.

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