Definition of Night

1. Noun. The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.

Exact synonyms: Dark, Nighttime
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: 24-hour Interval, Day, Mean Solar Day, Solar Day, Twenty-four Hour Period, Twenty-four Hours
Specialized synonyms: Weeknight, Wedding Night
Terms within: Evening, Late-night Hour, Midnight, Small Hours, Lights-out
Antonyms: Day
Derivative terms: Nightly



2. Noun. A period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom.
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

3. Noun. The period spent sleeping. "I had a restless night"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

4. Noun. The dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit. "Three nights later he collapsed"
Generic synonyms: Time Unit, Unit Of Time

5. Noun. Darkness. "It vanished into the night"
Generic synonyms: Dark, Darkness

6. Noun. A shortening of nightfall. "They worked from morning to night"

7. Noun. The time between sunset and midnight. "He watched television every night"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

8. Noun. Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx.
Exact synonyms: Nox
Generic synonyms: Roman Deity

Definition of Night

1. n. 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.

Definition of Night

1. Proper noun. (context: paganism) The goddess of the night in Heathenry. ¹

2. Noun. The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark. ¹

3. Noun. An evening or night spent at a particular activity. ¹

4. Noun. A night (and part of the days before and after it) spent in a hotel or other accommodation. ¹

5. Noun. Nightfall. ¹

6. Noun. Darkness. ¹

7. Interjection. Short for good night ¹

8. Verb. To spend a night (in a place), to overnight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Night

1. the period from sunset to sunrise [n -S]

Medical Definition of Night

1. Origin: OE. Night, niht, AS. Neaht, niht; akin to D. Nacht, OS. & OHG. Naht, G. Nacht, Icel. Ntt, Sw. Natt, Dan. Nat, Goth. Nachts, Lith. Naktis, Russ. Noche, W. Nos, Ir. Nochd, L. Nox, noctis, gr, Skr. Nakta, nakti. Cf. Equinox, Nocturnal. 1. That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise; especially, the time between dusk and dawn, when there is no light of the sun, but only moonlight, starlight, or artificial light. "And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night." (Gen. I. 5) 2. Hence: Darkness; obscurity; concealment. "Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night." (Pope) Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance. A state of affliction; adversity; as, a dreary night of sorrow. The period after the close of life; death. "She closed her eyes in everlasting night." (Dryden) A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep. "Sad winter's night". Night is sometimes used, especially. With participles, in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, night-blooming, night-born, night-warbling, etc. Night by night, Night after night, nightly; many nights. "So help me God, as I have watched the night, Ay, night by night, in studying good for England." (Shak) Night bird. A bird of ill omen that cries in the night; especially, the bittern. Night rule. A tumult, or frolic, in the night; as if a corruption, of night revel. Such conduct as generally rules, or prevails, at night. "What night rule now about this haunted grove?" (Shak) Night sight. See Nyctolopia. Night snap, a night thief. Night soil, human excrement; so called because in cities it is collected by night and carried away for manure. Night spell, a charm against accidents at night. Night swallow, the sedge warbler (Acrocephalus phragmitis); called also night singer. Night watch. A period in the night, as distinguished by the change of watch. A watch, or guard, to aford protection in the night. Night watcher, one who watches in the night; especially, one who watches with evil designs. Night witch. Same as Night hag, above. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Night

nigglings
niggly
niggy
nigh
nigh(a)
nighed
nighen
nigher
nighest
nighing
nighly
nighness
nighnesses
nighs
nighsome
night (current term)
night-bat
night-bats
night-blind
night-blooming
night-blooming cereus
night-glass
night-glasses
night-light
night-line
night-rail
night-raven
night-robe
night-sight
night-soil

Literary usage of Night

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1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"It happened one night, that the Spaniard governor, as I call him, ... in the night, and could by no means get any fleep: he was perfectly well in body, ..."

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