Definition of Overnight

1. Adjective. Lasting, open, or operating through the whole night. "An overnight trip"

Exact synonyms: All-night, Nightlong
Similar to: Long



2. Adverb. During or for the length of one night. "The fish marinates overnight"

3. Adverb. Happening in a short time or with great speed. "These solutions cannot be found overnight!"

Definition of Overnight

1. n. The fore part of the night last past; the previous evening.

2. adv. In the fore part of the night last past; in the evening before; also, during the night; as, the candle will not last overnight.

Definition of Overnight

1. Adverb. Throughout the night ¹

2. Adverb. During a single night ¹

3. Adverb. In a very short (but unspecified) amount of time ¹

4. Adjective. Occurring between dusk and dawn. ¹

5. Adjective. Complete before the next morning. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To stay overnight; to spend the night. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

7. Verb. (transitive US) To send something for delivery the next day. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

8. Noun. Items delivered or completed overnight. ¹

9. Noun. An overnight stay, especially in a hotel or other lodging facility. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overnight

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overnight

overmultiplies
overmultiply
overmultiplying
overmultitude
overmuscled
overname
overnamed
overnames
overnear
overneat
overnet
overnets
overnew
overnice
overniceness
overnight (current term)
overnight bag
overnight capital cost
overnight case
overnighted
overnighter
overnighters
overnighting
overnights
overnoise
overnoised
overnoises
overnoising
overnourish
overnourished

Literary usage of Overnight

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1. Projected Costs of Generating Electricity: 2005 Update by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, International Energy Agency (2005)
"However, the nuclear plant in the Netherlands has an overnight construction cost slightly above 2 100 USD/kWe and the nuclear plant of Japan has an ..."

2. Guatemala by Shelagh McNally (2006)
"Day & overnight Trips Antigua is surrounded by volcanoes and a number of agencies offer day and overnight trips to four volcanoes. ..."

3. Mental Health, United States, 1996 edited by Ronald W. Manderscheid, Mary A. Sonnenschein (1998)
"metropolitan trade areas counties had overnight services (nearly 48 percent in major metropolitan trade areas), compared to 16 percent of the counties in ..."

4. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1897)
"A Maratta trooper tells the story : — THE wreath of banquet overnight lay withered on the neck, Our hands and scarfs were saffron-dyed for signal of despair ..."

5. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"His horse was taken overnight in the water, hampered in the bridle, but they were so silly as not to look for his master till the next morning that he was ..."

6. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York by John Romeyn Brodhead, Berthold Fernow, Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, New York (State). Legislature (1881)
"... with his sloop and the Englishmen had gone into the Kil and we remained before it overnight. 11th.] The wind being SW we resolved to return to the ..."

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