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?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    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. New Zealander Ryan Fox:

    Fell asleep at 10.30, no problem, and woke up wide at midnight, and took a sleeping pill about half past one, and didn't know what planet I was on when the alarm went at seven this morning, i actually felt all right for most of the round, and( then) it really hit me and kind of felt drunk almost the last five or six holes.

  2. Andrew Wylie:

    They were going to meet down by the power plant, drive -- I'm not going to say into the sunset, because it was after midnight and it was dark out -- but they were going to drive, potentially to an area that was about seven hours away.

  3. Rolf Hut:

    If they hit it exactly at midnight, the beautiful thing is that we see that they would have been sucked out towards the Golden Gate Bridge, but the moment they were close to the Golden Gate would have been the moment the tide reverses. And that would give them a moment of slack tide, in which they could have reached marine headlands in the northern site of the Golden Gate Bridge.

  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. Barnegat Mayor Jon Novak:

    Arthur Buckel is going to be found. Arthur Buckel is going to be apprehended, my suggestion to you( Arthur Buckel) is to surrender to law enforcement immediately. Make it easy for everyone, including yourself. You are going to be apprehended either way. Surrender Arthur Buckel. NJ.com reported that authorities have chased down at least 50 dead ends in the search. Sgt. Jeffrey Ryan said in a press conference that officials are investigating every call from residents. Ryan said that Arthur Buckel could be holed up anywhere from a boat to a vacant home. Ryan said at a midnight press conference that there was a possibility that Arthur Buckel is.

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