What does nightly mean?

Definitions for nightly
ˈnaɪt linight·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word nightly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nightlyadverb

    happening every night

    "nightly television now goes on until 3:00 or 4:00 a.m."

  2. nightly, every nightadverb

    at the end of each day

    "she checks on her roses nightly"


  1. nightlynoun

    A build of a software program with the latest changes, released every night.

  2. nightlyadverb

    Every night.

    He checks his email nightly.

  3. nightlyadjective

    Occurring every night.

    The dog demanded to go out for his nightly walk.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nightlyadjective

    Done by night; acting by night; happening by night.

    Etymology: from night.

    May the stars and shining moon attend
    Your nightly sports, as you vouchsafe to tell
    What nymphs they were who mortal forms excel. Dryd.

    Soon as the flocks shook off the nightly dews,
    Two swains, whom love kept wakeful and the muse,
    Pour’d o’er the whit’ning vale their fleecy care. Alexander Pope.

  2. Nightlyadverb

    Etymology: from night.

    Thee, Sion! and the flow’ry brooks beneath,
    That wash thy hallow’d feet, and warbling flow,
    Nightly I visit. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii.

    Soon as the evening shades prevail,
    The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
    And nightly to the listning earth
    Repeats the story of her birth. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Let all things suffer,
    Ere we will eat our meal in fear, and sleep
    In the affliction of those terrible dreams
    That shake us nightly. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.


  1. nightly

    Nightly refers to something that occurs or is done every night, or during the course of the night. It can be related to routine activities, tasks, rituals or phenomena that consistently take place after sunset and before sunrise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nightlyadjective

    of or pertaining to the night, or to every night; happening or done by night, or every night; as, nightly shades; he kept nightly vigils

  2. Nightlyadverb

    at night; every night

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of nightly in a Sentence

  1. Mitchell Koger:

    Ponder them. And be guided by the lessons of your nightly dreams.

  2. John Malkovich:

    It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch.

  3. Scott C. Holstad:

    she said i want you to meet him you'll like him really yeah i thought like car crash broken glass rusty razored underwear barbed wire cheer acid fear like walking down normandie naked nightly like tiger claws 'n earthquake falls i'll really relish meeting 'm.

  4. Mayor Jim Watson:

    If you look back in the last year, there was probably a major sinkhole in every city, at least once a week somewhere in North America or around the world that's on the nightly news, and we're one more.

  5. Spencer Richlin:

    Sometimes I recommend my patients take nightly walks with their partners.

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Translations for nightly

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  • nocturnas, cada noche, nocturna, nocturnos, nocturnoSpanish
  • joka yö, jokaöinen, jokailtainen, joka iltaFinnish
  • di notte, notturno, ogni notteItalian

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