What does Midnight mean?

Definitions for Midnight
ˈmɪdˌnaɪtMid·night

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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"

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

    Etymology: [AS. midniht.]

  2. Midnight(adj)

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

    Etymology: [AS. midniht.]

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.

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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

How to pronounce Midnight?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Midnight in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Midnight in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Midnight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Midnight in a Sentence

  1. Gunnar Garfors:

    Both the midnight sun (in summer) and the northern light (in winter) in Northern Norway are incredible experiences that everyone should try.

  2. Stuart Appelbaum:

    Macy’s needs to put into place a new contract that addresses the needs of workers who are central to the company’s profitability, if Macy’s does not negotiate in good faith today, we will have no choice but to strike at midnight.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    If they had done their homework well on policies and taxation, then there would not have been a sudden reason to hold a midnight session.

  4. The Bulletin:

    Three minutes( to midnight) is too close. Far too close, we, the members of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, want to be clear about our decision not to move the hands of The Doomsday Clock in 2016 : That decision is not good news, but an expression of dismay that world leaders continue to fail to focus their efforts and the world's attention on reducing the extreme danger posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.

  5. William S. Gilbert:

    Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest, And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers

Images & Illustrations of Midnight

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