What does Twilight mean?

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ˈtwaɪˌlaɪtTwi·light

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, fall, crepuscule, crepusclenoun

    the time of day immediately following sunset

    "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"

  2. twilightnoun

    the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth

  3. twilightadjective

    a condition of decline following successes

    "in the twilight of the empire"

  4. dusky, twilight(a), twilitadjective

    lighted by or as if by twilight

    "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river"

Wiktionary

  1. twilightnoun

    The soft light in the sky seen before the rising and (especially) after the setting of the sun, occasioned by the illumination of the earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their reflection on the earth.

    I could just make out her face in the twilight.

  2. twilightnoun

    The time when this light is visible; the period between daylight and darkness.

    It was twilight by the time I got back home.

  3. twilightnoun

    Any faint light through which something is seen; an in-between or fading condition.

    The twilight of probability. u2014John Locke.

  4. twilightadjective

    Pertaining to or resembling twilight

    O'er the twilight groves and dusky caves. u2014Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twilightnoun

    the light perceived before the rising, and after the setting, of the sun, or when the sun is less than 18¡ below the horizon, occasioned by the illumination of the earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their reflection on the earth.

  2. Twilightnoun

    faint light; a dubious or uncertain medium through which anything is viewed

  3. Twilightadjective

    seen or done by twilight

  4. Twilightadjective

    imperfectly illuminated; shaded; obscure

Freebase

  1. Twilight

    Twilight is the illumination that is produced by sunlight scattering in the upper atmosphere, illuminating the lower atmosphere when the Sun itself is not directly visible because it is below the horizon, so that the surface of the Earth is neither completely lit nor completely dark. The word "twilight" is also used to denote the periods of time when this illumination occurs. The further the Sun is below the horizon, the dimmer the twilight. When the Sun reaches 18 degrees below the horizon, twilight's brightness is nearly zero. Evening twilight ends and night begins. When the Sun again reaches 18 degrees below the horizon, night ends and morning twilight begins. Owing to its distinctive quality, primarily the absence of shadows and the appearance of objects silhouetted against the bright sky, twilight has long been popular with photographers, who refer to it as Sweet Light, and painters, who refer to it as the blue hour, after the French expression l'heure bleue. By analogy with evening twilight, the word "twilight" is also sometimes used metaphorically, to imply that something is losing strength and approaching its end. For example, a very old man may be said to be in the twilight of his life. The collateral adjective for twilight is crepuscular; it is most frequently encountered when applied to certain insects, fishes, and mammals that are most active during that time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Twilight

    twī′līt, n. the faint light after sunset and before sunrise: an uncertain view: partial darkness.—adj. of twilight: faintly illuminated: obscure.—v.t. to illuminate faintly.—Twilight of the gods, the same as Ragnarök (q.v.). [Lit. ''tween light,' A.S. twí-, from twá, two, and light.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Twilight in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Twilight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Twilight in a Sentence

  1. Rod Serling:

    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices -- to be found in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own -- for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Muse is a tyrant. It gets you out of bed in the twilight of the morning and forces you to create something!

  3. Jessica Vaughan:

    It's the same thing that happens in the twilight of every administration -- you want to finish what you started and give it as much staying power as you possibly can.

  4. Kristen Stewart:

    'Twilight' may have sort of distracted people from what I had been doing for a long time - but even within that series there were five Twilight films and in between each one of them I did an independent movie.

  5. Chris Wiseheart:

    We worked so hard for everything and just to have it pulled out from underneath you through no fault of your own... [ My wife and I ] had plans to travel and do something in our twilight years, but we've gone through all our savings and are pretty heavily in debt, it'll be hard for us to get out of this mess, but I think we will.

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