What does midnight mean?

Definitions for midnight
ˈmɪdˌnaɪtmid·night

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word midnight.

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
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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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. Aline Brosh McKenna:

    I just think a lot of the ways things are run are just terribly anti-family, it's one of those subtle things that just selects out women. If we want to include women and their voices and the only way to work on these shows is to prove you're a machismo guy, staying until midnight every night, women are going to opt out of that. Parents are going to opt out of that.

  2. Tony Glover:

    You said Father of Night was written for a play, and Lay Lady Lay was done for Midnight Cowboy, actually it was written for Barbra Streisand.

  3. Mike Moniz:

    It was kind of good because in Colorado the avalanche happened at around midnight so ... they didn't hear about it until they woke up.

  4. 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.

  5. Charles Gabriel:

    After the emergency announcement, the path toward construction via executive order may be as unclear as a storm at midnight. But it will at least allow the president to move out of the corner he's boxed himself into.

Images & Illustrations of midnight

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