What does Night mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. night, nighttime, darknoun

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

  2. nightnoun

    a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

  3. nightnoun

    the period spent sleeping

    "I had a restless night"

  4. nightnoun

    the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit

    "three nights later he collapsed"

  5. nightnoun

    darkness

    "it vanished into the night"

  6. nightnoun

    a shortening of nightfall

    "they worked from morning to night"

  7. nightnoun

    the time between sunset and midnight

    "he watched television every night"

  8. Nox, Nightnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. nightnoun

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

  2. nightnoun

    An evening or night spent at a particular activity.

    a night on the town

  3. nightnoun

    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. nightnoun

    Nightfall.

    from noon till night

  5. nightnoun

    Darkness.

    The cat disappeared into the night.

  6. nightverb

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

  7. nightinterjection

    Short for good night

    Night all! Thanks for a great evening!

  8. Nightnoun

    The goddess of the night in Heathenry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nightnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. ntt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny`x, nykto`s, Skr. nakta, nakti. 265. Cf. Equinox, Nocturnal.]

  2. Nightnoun

    darkness; obscurity; concealment

    Etymology: [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. ntt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny`x, nykto`s, Skr. nakta, nakti. 265. Cf. Equinox, Nocturnal.]

  3. Nightnoun

    intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance

    Etymology: [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. ntt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny`x, nykto`s, Skr. nakta, nakti. 265. Cf. Equinox, Nocturnal.]

  4. Nightnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. ntt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny`x, nykto`s, Skr. nakta, nakti. 265. Cf. Equinox, Nocturnal.]

  5. Nightnoun

    the period after the close of life; death

    Etymology: [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. ntt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny`x, nykto`s, Skr. nakta, nakti. 265. Cf. Equinox, Nocturnal.]

  6. Nightnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. ntt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny`x, nykto`s, Skr. nakta, nakti. 265. Cf. Equinox, Nocturnal.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Night

    nīt, n. the end of the day: the time from sunset to sunrise: darkness: ignorance, affliction, or sorrow: death.—ns. Night′-bell, a bell for use at night—of a physician, &c.; Night′-bird, a bird that flies only at night, esp. the owl: the nightingale, as singing at night; Night′-blind′ness, inability to see in a dim light, nyctalopia; Night′-brawl′er, one who raises disturbances in the night; Night′cap, a cap worn at night in bed (so Night′dress, -shirt, &c.): a dram taken before going to bed: a cap drawn over the face before hanging; Night′-cart, a cart used to remove the contents of privies before daylight; Night′-chair, a night-stool; Night′-churr, or -jar, the British species of goat-sucker, so called from the sound of its cry.—n.pl. Night′-clothes, garments worn in bed.—ns. Night′-crow, a bird that cries in the night; Night′-dog (Shak.), a dog that hunts in the night.—adj. Night′ed, benighted: (Shak.) darkened, clouded.—ns. Night′fall, the fall or beginning of the night: the close of the day: evening; Night′faring, travelling by night; Night′fire, a fire burning in the night: a will-o'-the-wisp; Night′-fish′ery, a mode of fishing by night, or a place where this is done; Night′-fly, a moth that flies at night; Night′-foe, one who makes his attack by night; Night′-foss′icker, one who robs a digging by night.—adj. Night′-foun′dered, lost in the night.—ns. Night′-fowl, a night-bird; Night′-glass, a spy-glass with concentrating lenses for use at night; Night′-gown, a long loose robe for sleeping in, for men or women; a loose gown for wearing in the house; Night′-hag, a witch supposed to be abroad at night; Night′-hawk, a species of migratory goat-sucker, common in America; Night′-her′on, a heron of nocturnal habit; Night′-house, a tavern allowed to be open during the night; Night′-hunt′er, a degraded woman who prowls about the streets at night for her prey; Night′-lamp, or -light, a light left burning all night.—adj. Night′less, having no night.—n. Night′-line, a fishing-line set overnight.—adj. and adv. Night′long, lasting all night.—adj. Night′ly, done by night: done every night.—adv. by night: every night.—ns. Night′-man, a night-watchman or scavenger; Night′-owl, an owl of exclusively nocturnal habits: one who sits up very late; Night′-pal′sy, a numbness of the lower limbs, incidental to women; Night′piece, a picture or literary description of a night-scene: a painting to be seen best by artificial light; Night′-por′ter, a porter in attendance during the night at hotels, railway stations, &c.; Night′-rail, a night-gown: a 17th-century form of head-dress; Night′-rav′en (Shak.), a bird that cries at night, supposed to be of ill-omen; Night′-rest, the repose of the night; Night′-rule (Shak.), a frolic at night.—adv. Nights (obs.), by night.—ns. Night′-school, a school held at night, esp. for those at work during the day; Night′-sea′son, the time of night; Night′shade, a name of several plants of the genus Solanum, having narcotic properties, often found in damp shady woods; Night′-shriek, a cry in the night; Night′-side, the dark, mysterious, or gloomy side of anything; Night′-sing′er, any bird like the nightingale, esp. the Irish sedge-warbler; Night′-soil, the contents of privies, cesspools, &c., generally carried away at night; Night′-spell, a charm against accidents by night; Night′-steed, one of the horses in the chariot of Night; Night′-stool, a close-stool for use in a bedroom; Night′-tā′per, a night-light burning slowly.—n.pl. Night′-terr′ors, the sudden starting from sleep of children in a state of fright.—p.adj. Night′-trip′ping (Shak.), tripping about in the night.—ns. Night′-wak′ing, watching in the night; Night′-walk, a walk in the night; Night′-walk′er, one who walks in his sleep at night, a somnambulist: one who walks about at night for bad purposes, esp. a prostitute; Night′-walk′ing, walking in one's sleep, somnambulism: roving about at night with evil designs; Night′-wan′derer, one who wanders by night.—adjs. Night′-war′bling, singing in the night; Night′ward, toward night.—ns. Night′-watch, a watch or guard at night: time of watch in the night; Night′-watch′man, one who acts as a watch during the night; Night′-work, work done at night. [A.S. niht; Ger. nacht, L. nox.]

Editors Contribution

  1. night

    A specific unit of time.

    Night time is a specific time in various countries.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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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

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  1. thing, Thing

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Night in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Night in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Night in a Sentence

  1. Woody Allen:

    At the opera in Milan with my daughter and me, Needleman leaned out of his box and fell into the orchestra pit. Too proud to admit it was a mistake, he attended the opera every night for a month and repeated it each time.

  2. Senator Harris:

    >( CNN) In Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Tulsi Gabbard decided to drop her opposition research book right on Kamala Harris. . duval-3 { width :100 % ; position : relative ; border : 1px solid # 979797 ; border-left : none ; border-right : none ; padding : 20px 0 ; box-sizing : border-box ; - webkit-box-sizing : border-box ; - moz-box-sizing : border-box ; margin : auto ; max-width : 660px ; }. duval-3 a { color : # 1a1a1a ; text-decoration : none ; font-size : 0 ; }. duval-3 a : hover { color : #d 9d9d9 ; text-decoration : underline ; - moz-text-decoration-color : #d 9d9d9 ; text-decoration-color : #d 9d9d9 ; }. duval-3 > a > * { vertical-align : top ; display : inline-block ; }. duval-3 > a > div { display : inline-block ; font-size :1.0666667 rem ; width : 80 % ; padding-top : 0px ; padding-left : 2 % ; }. duval-3 > a > img { width : 18 % ; height : auto ; } @media screen and( max-width :640 px) {. duval-3 > a > * { display : block ; margin : auto ; }. duval-3 > a > div { width : 100 % ; }. duval-3 > a > img { width : 50 % ; } } THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE ! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe ! Amid a broader conversation about criminal justice reform between the California senator and former Vice President Joe Biden, the moderators turned to the Hawaii congresswoman. And she unloaded : but I'm deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite but Senator Harris put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when Senator Harris was asked if Senator Harris ever smoked marijuana.

  3. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    There still are many residents who have yet to be accounted for. Our people in uniform are working day and night in search and rescue operations, damage has been made in an extremely wide range of areas, and more than 30,000 people are still being forced to remain in the state of evacuation. It is our urgent task to offer meticulous support to those who have been affected.

  4. Jennifer Lawrence:

    In the middle of the night in London I had to come up with a statement, and I’m like, ‘It’s still not over? His awfulness is still happening?’.

  5. Liam Neesonhas:

    Because when you’re doing a play and you’re with your family, other actors, technicians, you do silly things. You do silly things. And it becomes kind of superstitious, if you don’t do it every night, you think it’s going to jinx the show, i think Dustin Hoffman was — I ’m not saying I’ve done similar things like what Dustin Hoffman did, Liam Neesonhas know. Apparently Dustin Hoffman touched another girl’s breast and stuff. But it’s childhood stuff, what Dustin Hoffman was doing.

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