Definitions for Midnightˈmɪdˌnaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the middle of the night, esp. twelve o'clock at night.
(adj.)of or pertaining to midnight.
resembling midnight, as in darkness.
Origin of midnight:
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
12 o'clock at night
We stayed up until after midnight.
The middle of the night; 12:00 am; on a 12-hour clock, 12:00 at night; on a 24-hour clock, 00:00.
The middle of the night: the moment of time, which is equidistant between sunset and sunrise.
the middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night
being in, or characteristic of, the middle of the night; as, midnight studies; midnight gloom
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. 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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Midnight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4808
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Midnight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4275
Rank popularity for the word 'Midnight' in Nouns Frequency: #1942
Translations for Midnight
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
twelve o'clock at night
I'll go to bed at midnight; (also adjective) a midnight attack.
- مُنْتَصَف ليلArabic
- meia-noitePortuguese (BR)
- půlnoc; půlnočníCzech
- die MitternachtGerman
- midnat; midnats-Danish
- نیمه شبFarsi
- (de) minuitFrench
- tengah malamIndonesian
- mezzanotte; di mezzanotteItalian
- tengah malamMalay
- نیمه شبPersian
- نيمه شپهPashto
- (de la) miezul nopţiiRomanian
- polnoc; polnočnýSlovak
- gece yarısıTurkish
- 午夜Chinese (Trad.)
- نیم شبUrdu
- nửa đêmVietnamese
- 午夜Chinese (Simp.)
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