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Definition of "night" []

  • The period between sunset and sunrise, especially the hours of darkness. (noun)
  • This period considered as a unit of time: for two nights running. (noun)
  • This period considered from its conditions: a rainy night. (noun)
  • The period between dusk and midnight of a given day: either late Thursday night or early Friday morning. (noun)
  • The period between evening and bedtime. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "night" in a sentence
  • "Hijra are night stalkers, night denizens, sleep is a misnomer for hijras, hijras sleep in the day time ..night is for full body massage under the hands of young raw masseur boys..the boys do it clinically but are highly paid for added nocturnal escapades."
  • "On one plantation, where I spent a few weeks, the slaves were called up to work long before daylight, when business pressed, and worked until late at night; and sometimes some of them _all night_."
  • "During crop time, the book-keepers had to be up every night till twelve o'clock, and every other night _all night_, superintending the work in the boiling-house, and at the mill."