What does overnight mean?

Definitions for overnight
ˈoʊ vərˈnaɪt; ˈoʊ vərˌnaɪtovernight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nightlong, all-night, overnight(adverb)

    lasting, open, or operating through the whole night

    "a nightlong vigil"; "an all-night drugstore"; "an overnight trip"

  2. overnight(adverb)

    during or for the length of one night

    "the fish marinates overnight"

  3. overnight(adverb)

    happening in a short time or with great speed

    "these solutions cannot be found overnight!"


  1. overnight(adv.)

    During the night; hence, in a short period of time; as, his prospects of winning changed overnight.

  2. overnight(a.)

    Ocurring or accomplished during one night; as, guaranteed overnight delivery of a package.


  1. overnight(Noun)

    Items delivered or completed overnight.

    Have you looked at the overnights yet?

  2. overnight(Noun)

    An overnight stay, especially in a hotel or other lodging facility.

  3. overnight(Verb)

    To stay overnight; to spend the night.

  4. overnight(Verb)

    To send something for delivery the next day.

    We can overnight you the documents for signature.

  5. overnight(Adverb)

    Throughout the night

    Let it run overnight and we'll check on it in the morning.

  6. overnight(Adverb)

    During a single night

    They delivered the package overnight.

  7. overnight(Adverb)

    In a very short (but unspecified) amount of time

    The change seemed to happen overnight.

  8. overnight(Adjective)

    Occurring between dusk and dawn.

    The overnight ferry docked at 10AM.

  9. overnight(Adjective)

    Complete before the next morning.

    Don't expect results overnight.


  1. Overnight

    Overnight is a 2003 documentary by Tony Montana and Mark Brian Smith. The film details the rise and fall of filmmaker and musician Troy Duffy, the writer-director of The Boondock Saints, and was filmed at his request. Duffy is presented as a victim of his own ego, and as the film progresses and his fortunes fade Duffy becomes increasingly abusive to his friends, relatives and business partners. According to co-director Montana, "Troy seemed to revel in the attention of Hollywood's lights and our cameras. Only three times during the production did he ask not to be filmed. It was on those occasions that he threatened us."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overnight

    ō′vėr-nīt, n. the forepart of the evening, esp. that of the day just past.—adv. during the night: on the evening of the day just past.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overnight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4254

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overnight' in Adverbs Frequency: #401

How to pronounce overnight?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say overnight in sign language?

  1. overnight


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overnight in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overnight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of overnight in a Sentence

  1. Michael Soffe:

    We feel really forgotten here in Spain, many here are pensioners - will they lose their healthcare overnight, for example?

  2. Karl Schamotta:

    Overall, geopolitical risk premia have risen substantially overnight.

  3. Laurie Robinson:

    It takes time, it takes relationship-building and it doesn't happen overnight.

  4. Frank Gaffney:

    We know that North Korea got the design plans for an EMP from Russia years ago, if they have one, they could take us, overnight, from the world’s only superpower to a pre-industrial society. Everything we need to live today depends on electricity.

  5. Jasoon Chelat from Cividep India:

    The need for workers to stay connected with each other and clearly understand labor laws that impact them was felt after the Nokia crisis, where thousands lost their jobs overnight after the company shut shop.

Images & Illustrations of overnight

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Translations for overnight

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  • цяла нощBulgarian
  • dros nosWelsh
  • pludselig, straks, i nattens løb, natten overDanish
  • über Nacht, Logiernacht, übernachtenGerman
  • pernoctar, nocturno, de un día para otro, de la noche a la mañanaSpanish
  • yhdessä yössä, yöpyminen, yöpyä, yön yliFinnish
  • du jour au lendemain, nocturneFrench
  • da un giorno all'altro, da un momento all'altro, notturnoItalian
  • 一夜Japanese
  • 일박Korean
  • 's nachts, overnachten, van de ene dag op de andereDutch
  • over nattenNorwegian
  • noturno, pernoite, pernoitarPortuguese
  • sur notgRomansh
  • вдруг, ночёвка, [[весь, ночно́й, ночева́ть, внеза́пно, [[за́]] [[ночь]], переночева́ть, заночева́ть, одночасьеRussian
  • övernattningSwedish
  • на нічUkrainian
  • ở qua đêmVietnamese

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