What does night mean?

Definitions for night
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. night, nighttime, dark(noun)

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

  2. night(noun)

    a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

  3. night(noun)

    the period spent sleeping

    "I had a restless night"

  4. night(noun)

    the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit

    "three nights later he collapsed"

  5. night(noun)

    darkness

    "it vanished into the night"

  6. night(noun)

    a shortening of nightfall

    "they worked from morning to night"

  7. night(noun)

    the time between sunset and midnight

    "he watched television every night"

  8. Nox, Night(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. night(Noun)

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

  2. night(Noun)

    An evening or night spent at a particular activity.

    a night on the town

  3. night(Noun)

    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. night(Noun)

    Nightfall.

    from noon till night

  5. night(Noun)

    Darkness.

    The cat disappeared into the night.

  6. night(Verb)

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

  7. night(Interjection)

    Short for good night

    Night all! Thanks for a great evening!

  8. Night(ProperNoun)

    The goddess of the night in Heathenry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Night(noun)

    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. Night(noun)

    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. Night(noun)

    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. Night(noun)

    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. Night(noun)

    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. Night(noun)

    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′s

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

Anagrams for night »

  1. thing, Thing

How to pronounce night?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say night in sign language?

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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. William Noney:

    Later that night, early morning, I started getting diarrhea. Even after leaving the ship and for the next few weeks, I still had symptoms.

  2. Matt Jones:

    It's not the easiest to breathe, our eyes have definitely been stinging quite a bit, i'll be happy to get inside and get in the air conditioning. I won't be doing anything else for the rest of the day. Hopefully rest and get a good night's sleep.

  3. Scarface:

    Tony Montana What you lookin' at You all a bunch of f***ing assholes. You know why You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f***ing fingers and say, That's the bad guy. So... what that make you Good You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through Better get outta his way

  4. Jimmy Breslin:

    The night he got arrested, I walked into the courtroom in Queens and he pointed at me [and] said, ‘There’s Jimmy Breslin, my friend,’ ‘What was that? Shoot him,’ I said.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Surprisingly, they can have a sound sleep in the night despite doing jointly drama so deep via discussion & deliberation all through out the day in the house.

Images & Illustrations of night

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