What does nightingale mean?

Definitions for nightingale
ˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-nightin·gale

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos(noun)

    European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song

  2. Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp(noun)

    English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)

Wiktionary

  1. nightingale(Noun)

    A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, of the family Turdidae.

    Etymology: and nihtgale

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nightingale(noun)

    a small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song

    Etymology: [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS. nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing, akin to E. yell; cf. D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall, Sw. nktergal, Dan. nattergal. See Night, and Yell.]

  2. Nightingale(noun)

    a larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species

    Etymology: [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS. nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing, akin to E. yell; cf. D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall, Sw. nktergal, Dan. nattergal. See Night, and Yell.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nightingale

    nīt′in-gāl, n. a small sylviine bird, of the Passerine family, widely distributed in the Old World, celebrated for the rich love-song of the male heard chiefly at night. [A.S. nihtegaleniht, night, galan, to sing; Ger. nachtigall.]

  2. Nightingale

    nīt′in-gāl, n. a kind of flannel scarf with sleeves, worn by invalids when sitting up in bed. [From the famous Crimean hospital nurse, Florence Nightingale, born 1820.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Nightingale

    Literally a bird that sings in the night.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightingale in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightingale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of nightingale in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In the enemy's territory, be as silent as the owl's wings; in friend's territory, be as cheerful as the nightingale's songs.

  2. Fiona Hibberts:

    Florence Nightingale's legacy is really, really important. Obviously, she was a forceful leader. And we need clear, visible, strong leadership today and certainly in modern nursing.

  3. Maria Lozbin:

    What's there to be afraid of? i don't want to go to Kiev. Why would I leave such nature? Where could you hear cuckoos? Where could you hear the nightingale?

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    There is no competition of sounds between a nightingale and a violin.

  5. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Nature gets credit which should in truth be reserved for ourselves: the rose for its scent, the nightingale for its song; and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self congratulation on the excellence of the human mind.

Images & Illustrations of nightingale

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