Definitions for nightnaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the period of darkness between sunset and sunrise.

  2. the beginning of this period; nightfall.

  3. the darkness of night; the dark.

  4. a condition or time of obscurity, ignorance, sinfulness, misfortune, etc.

  5. (sometimes cap.) an evening used or set aside for a particular event or purpose.

  6. (adj.)of or pertaining to night:

    the night hours.

  7. occurring or seen at night:

    a night spectacle.

  8. used or designed to be used at night.

  9. active or working at night:

    night people.

Idioms for night:

  1. night and day,unceasingly; continually.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of night:

bef. 900; ME; OE niht, neaht, c. OFris nacht, OS, OHG naht (G Nacht), ON nātt, Go nahts, L nox (s. noct-), Gk nýx (s. nykt-)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. night, nighttime, dark(noun)

    the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

  2. night(noun)

    a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

  3. night(noun)

    the period spent sleeping

    "I had a restless night"

  4. night(noun)

    the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit

    "three nights later he collapsed"

  5. night(noun)


    "it vanished into the night"

  6. night(noun)

    a shortening of nightfall

    "they worked from morning to night"

  7. night(noun)

    the time between sunset and midnight

    "he watched television every night"

  8. Nox, Night(noun)

    Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. night(noun)ɪt

    the period of time when it is dark

    animals that hunt at night; I woke several times during the night.; She lay waiting for the night to end.

  2. nightɪt

    evening, before going to sleep

    You've been out three nights this week.; Would you like to come over for dinner on Saturday night?

  3. nightɪt

    yesterday evening

    He arrived last night.

  4. nightɪt

    an occasion when you go to bed late or early

    I really need to have an early night tonight.

  5. nightɪt

    used to wish a child a good night's sleep when they go to bed

    Night, night, sweetheart.


  1. night(Noun)

    The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark.

  2. night(Noun)

    An evening or night spent at a particular activity.

    a night on the town

  3. night(Noun)

    A night (and part of the days before and after it) spent in a hotel or other accommodation.

    We stayed at the Hilton for five nights.

  4. night(Noun)


    from noon till night

  5. night(Noun)


    The cat disappeared into the night.

  6. night(Verb)

    To spend a night (in a place), to overnight.

  7. night(Interjection)

    Short for good night

    Night all! Thanks for a great evening!

  8. Night(ProperNoun)

    The goddess of the night in Heathenry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Night(noun)

    that part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise; esp., the time between dusk and dawn, when there is no light of the sun, but only moonlight, starlight, or artificial light

  2. Night(noun)

    darkness; obscurity; concealment

  3. Night(noun)

    intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance

  4. Night(noun)

    a state of affliction; adversity; as, a dreary night of sorrow

  5. Night(noun)

    the period after the close of life; death

  6. Night(noun)

    a lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep


  1. Night

    Night or nighttime is the period of time between the sunset and the sunrise when the Sun is below the horizon. This occurs after dusk. The opposite of night is day. The start and end points of time of a night vary based on factors such as season, latitude, longitude and timezone. At any given time, one side of the planet Earth is bathed in light from the Sun and the other side of the Earth is in the shadow caused by the Earth blocking the light of the sun. This shadow is what we call the darkness of night. Natural illumination is still provided by a combination of moonlight, planetary light, starlight, diffuse zodiacal light, gegenschein, and airglow. In some circumstances, bioluminescence, aurorae, and lightning can provide some illumination. The glow provided by artificial illumination is sometimes referred to as light pollution because it can interfere with observational astronomy and ecosystems.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'night' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #243

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'night' in Written Corpus Frequency: #239

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'night' in Nouns Frequency: #42

Anagrams of night

  1. thing, Thing

Translations for night

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the period from sunset to sunrise

We sleep at night; They talked all night (long); He travelled by night and rested during the day; The days were warm and the nights were cool; (also adjective) He is doing night work.

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