Definitions for tonighttəˈnaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. this present or coming night; the night of this present day.

  2. (adv.)on this present night; on the night of this present day.

  3. Obs. during last night.

Origin of tonight:

bef. 1000; ME; OE tō niht

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tonight(adverb)

    the present or immediately coming night

  2. tonight, this evening, this night(adverb)

    during the night of the present day

    "drop by tonight"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tonight(adverb)əˈnaɪt

    during the evening or night of today

    What time will you get back tonight?

  2. tonight(noun)əˈnaɪt

    the evening or night of today

    I'm really looking forward to tonight's show.


  1. tonight(Noun)

    The nighttime of the current day or date; this night.

  2. tonight(Adverb)

    During the current day's nighttime.

  3. Origin: From toniht.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tonight(adverb)

    on this present or coming night

  2. Tonight(adverb)

    on the last night past

  3. Tonight(noun)

    the present or the coming night; the night after the present day


  1. Tonight

    Tonight is the sixteenth studio album by David Bowie, released in 1984. Bowie described the album, released immediately after his previous album's tour wrapped up, as an effort to "keep my hand in, so to speak," and to retain the new audience that he had recently acquired. The album reached number one in the UK album charts in October 1984.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tonight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1977

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tonight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #498

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tonight' in Adverbs Frequency: #140

Anagrams of tonight

  1. hotting

Translations for tonight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(on) the night of this present day

Here is tonight's weather forecast; I'm going home early tonight.

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