What does midnight mean?

Definitions for midnight
ˈmɪdˌnaɪtmid·night

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. midnightnoun

    12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night

    "young children should not be allowed to stay up until midnight"

Wiktionary

  1. midnightnoun

    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. midnightnoun

    The middle of the night: the moment of time, which is equidistant between sunset and sunrise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midnightnoun

    the middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night

    Etymology: [AS. midniht.]

  2. Midnightadjective

    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

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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. 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.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    Honestly it's my hope that the amendments are not approved, because we need to get this bill down to the president for signature before midnight.

  3. Ayako Nakayama:

    A change in Happy New Era '' may happen only once in our life time, so it's a happy day, and I wanted my child also to be present at that moment, i hope this is a peaceful era where everyone can live with smiling faces.' . Elsewhere, couples wanting to register their marriages as soon as the Reiwa era began at midnight had lined up at government offices, which set special desks for the paperwork. For 29-year-old Kenya Fujisaki, the move was mostly practical.

  4. Angela Carter:

    Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through.

  5. 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.

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