What does nightingale mean?

Definitions for nightingaleˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos(noun)

    European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song

  2. Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp(noun)

    English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)


  1. nightingale(Noun)

    A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, of the family Turdidae.

  2. Origin: and nihtgale

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nightingale(noun)

    a small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song

  2. Nightingale(noun)

    a larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species

  3. Origin: [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS. nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing, akin to E. yell; cf. D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall, Sw. nktergal, Dan. nattergal. See Night, and Yell.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nightingale

    nīt′in-gāl, n. a small sylviine bird, of the Passerine family, widely distributed in the Old World, celebrated for the rich love-song of the male heard chiefly at night. [A.S. nihtegaleniht, night, galan, to sing; Ger. nachtigall.]

  2. Nightingale

    nīt′in-gāl, n. a kind of flannel scarf with sleeves, worn by invalids when sitting up in bed. [From the famous Crimean hospital nurse, Florence Nightingale, born 1820.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightingale in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightingale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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