What does one-night stand mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. one-night stand(noun)

    a brief sexual encounter lasting only for a single night

    "he ran through a series of loveless one-night stands"

  2. one-night stand(noun)

    a performance in one place on one night only


  1. one-night stand(Noun)

    An occasion when a performer or team of them (especially in vaudeville) expects to perform at a theater for a single evening.

  2. one-night stand(Noun)

    A single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the parties has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.


  1. One-night stand

    A one-night stand is a single sexual encounter with another person, regardless of any expectation of further relations. Participants in a one-night stand often have not known each other long and have had minimal time to get acquainted before engaging in sexual activity, and often have little to no contact with one another aside from sex. Many one-night stands occur when both participants are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. A one-night stand can occur for different reasons. Examples of one-night stand participants include young adults exploring their sexuality or experimenting sexually; single people seeking to engage in sexual activity without any sort of commitment or relationship; or married people who desire extramarital sex without disturbing their marriage or family relationships through extramarital romantic relations. Where the people involved have regular sexual relations without romantic involvement, this is generally considered a casual relationship, which is distinct from a one-night stand.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-night stand in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-night stand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevork Altounian:

    If luck was a chick, seducing it towards me would have been a piece of cake! Yet who knows… it would have just been a one night stand and that would have just been it!!!

  2. Their Underwear:

    On stage, I talk about my boyfriend, and the two guys I dated, and my one and only one-night stand, and it sounds like 'This girl is a real Dumpster,' but really, over two years I slept with four people.

  3. Amy Loper:

    You had a really rotten day, but lucky for you your best friend is having an awesome party later. You go to the party and start drinking. You have a little too much to drink and start talking to this girl/guy you’ve never seen before. You head upstairs to better acquainted despite several friends telling you that you don’t even know this person. You end up having sex with this person. The next day you really can’t remember everything that happened and rely on your best friend to fill you in. A week later you find out that you contracted herpes from your one night stand and that this is a disease you will have all your life and never known when an outbreak will occur.

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Translations for one-night stand

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لقاء جنسي لليلة واحدةArabic
  • one-night standDanish
  • einmalige Angelegenheit, One-Night-StandGerman
  • representación única, cama de una noche, aventura de una nocheSpanish
  • hoito, yksittäisnäytös, yhden yön juttuFinnish
  • plan cul, coucherie, liaison sans lendemain, coup d'un soir, soirée unique, coup d'un soirFrench
  • einnar nætur gamanIcelandic
  • singola rappresentazione, una botta e viaItalian
  • 一夜の情事, 一夜限りの関係Japanese
  • avontuurtjeDutch
  • one-night standNorwegian
  • случайная связь, роман на одну ночьRussian
  • one-night stand, ragg, ligg, engångsliggSwedish

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