Definitions of night

  1. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a shortening of nightfall; "they worked from morning to night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. darkness; "it vanished into the night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit; "three nights later he collapsed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the time between sunset and midnight; "he watched television every night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the period spent sleeping; "I had a restless night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Darkness; obscurity; concealment. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A state of affliction; adversity; as, a dreary night of sorrow. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The period after the close of life; death. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The time from sunset to sunrise; period of darkness; the close of the day; flguratively, death. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The time from sunset to sunrise: darkness: intellectual and moral darkness: a state of adversity: death. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Time from sunset to sunrise; darkness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The time from sunset to sunrise; darkness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon; darkness; intellectual and moral darkness; adversity, or a state of affliction; obscurity; death. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. The part of the day between sunset and sunrise; time of darkness; figuratively, death; adversity; obscurity; intellectual and moral darkness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. empowered by them, in which the public acts, resolves, advertisements, and notices are required to be published. Albany County v. Chaplin, 5 Wyo. 74, 37 Pac. 370. thelawdictionary.org
  22. n[=i]t, n. the end of the day: the time from sunset to sunrise: darkness: ignorance, affliction, or sorrow: death.--ns. NIGHT'-BELL, a bell for use at night--of a physician, &c.; NIGHT'-BIRD, a bird that flies only at night, esp. the owl: the nightingale, as singing at night; NIGHT'-BLIND'NESS, inability to see in a dim light, nyctalopia; NIGHT'-BRAWL'ER, one who raises disturbances in the night; NIGHT'CAP, a cap worn at night in bed (so NIGHT'DRESS, -SHIRT, &c.): a dram taken before going to bed: a cap drawn over the face before hanging; NIGHT'-CART, a cart used to remove the contents of privies before daylight; NIGHT'-CHAIR, a night-stool; NIGHT'-CHURR, or -JAR, the British species of goat-sucker, so called from the sound of its cry.--n.pl. NIGHT'-CLOTHES, garments worn in bed.--ns. NIGHT'-CROW, a bird that cries in the night; NIGHT'-DOG (Shak.), a dog that hunts in the night.--adj. NIGHT'ED, benighted: (Shak.) darkened, clouded.--ns. NIGHT'FALL, the fall or beginning of the night: the close of the day: evening; NIGHT'FARING, travelling by night; NIGHT'FIRE, a fire burning in the night: a will-o'-the-wisp; NIGHT'-FISH'ERY, a mode of fishing by night, or a place where this is done; NIGHT'-FLY, a moth that flies at night; NIGHT'-FOE, one who makes his attack by night; NIGHT'-FOSS'ICKER, one who robs a digging by night.--adj. NIGHT'-FOUN'DERED, lost in the night.--ns. NIGHT'-FOWL, a night-bird; NIGHT'-GLASS, a spy-glass with concentrating lenses for use at night; NIGHT'-GOWN, a long loose robe for sleeping in, for men or women; a loose gown for wearing in the house; NIGHT'-HAG, a witch supposed to be abroad at night; NIGHT'-HAWK, a species of migratory goat-sucker, common in America; NIGHT'-HER'ON, a heron of nocturnal habit; NIGHT'-HOUSE, a tavern allowed to be open during the night; NIGHT'-HUNT'ER, a degraded woman who prowls about the streets at night for her prey; NIGHT'-LAMP, or -LIGHT, a light left burning all night.--adj. NIGHT'LESS, having no night.--n. NIGHT'-LINE, a fishing-line set overnight.--adj. and adv. NIGHT'LONG, lasting all night.--adj. NIGHT'LY, done by night: done every night.--adv. by night: every night.--ns. NIGHT'-MAN, a night-watchman or scavenger; NIGHT'-OWL, an owl of exclusively nocturnal habits: one who sits up very late; NIGHT'-PAL'SY, a numbness of the lower limbs, incidental to women; NIGHT'PIECE, a picture or literary description of a night-scene: a painting to be seen best by artificial light; NIGHT'-POR'TER, a porter in attendance during the night at hotels, railway stations, &c.; NIGHT'-RAIL, a night-gown: a 17th-century form of head-dress; NIGHT'-RAV'EN (Shak.), a bird that cries at night, supposed to be of ill-omen; NIGHT'-REST, the repose of the night; NIGHT'-RULE (Shak.), a frolic at night.--adv. NIGHTS (obs.), by night.--ns. NIGHT'-SCHOOL, a school held at night, esp. for those at work during the day; NIGHT'-SEA'SON, the time of night; NIGHT'SHADE, a name of several plants of the genus Solanum, having narcotic properties, often found in damp shady woods; NIGHT'-SHRIEK, a cry in the night; NIGHT'-SIDE, the dark, mysterious, or gloomy side of anything; NIGHT'-SING'ER, any bird like the nightingale, esp. the Irish sedge-warbler; NIGHT'-SOIL, the contents of privies, cesspools, &c., generally carried away at night; NIGHT'-SPELL, a charm against accidents by night; NIGHT'-STEED, one of the horses in the chariot of NIGHT; NIGHT'-STOOL, a close-stool for use in a bedroom; NIGHT'-T[=A]'PER, a night-light burning slowly.--n.pl. NIGHT'-TERR'ORS, the sudden starting from sleep of children in a state of fright.--p.adj. NIGHT'-TRIP'PING (Shak.), tripping about in the night.--ns. NIGHT'-WAK'ING, watching in the night; NIGHT'-WALK, a walk in the night; NIGHT'-WALK'ER, one who walks in his sleep at night, a somnambulist: one who walks about at night for bad purposes, esp. a prostitute; NIGHT'-WALK'ING, walking in one's sleep, somnambulism: roving about at night with evil designs; NIGHT'-WAN'DERER, one who wanders by night.--adjs. NIGHT'-WAR'BLING, singing in the night; NIGHT'WARD, toward night.--ns. NIGHT'-WATCH, a watch or guard at night: time of watch in the night; NIGHT'-WATCH'MAN, one who acts as a watch during the night; NIGHT'-WORK, work done at night. [A.S. niht; Ger. nacht, L. nox.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Dark period between day& day, time from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. or from sunset to sunrise, darkness then prevailing, the dark, (also nightfall) end of daylight, weather or experiences or occupation of a n., (black, dark, as n.; went forth into the n.; the n. of ignorance or barbarism; stayed three nn. with them; a dirty n., stormy or rainy; have a good, bad, n., sleep well or ill, be comfortable or in pain, cf. GOOD-n.; make a n. of it, spend n. in festivity; n. out, festive evening, also evening on which servant is allowed out; n. & day, always, without cessation; all n., all n., long, for the whole n.; by n., during, under cover of, the n.; at n., at nightfall, in the evening, also added to the hours from 6 p.m. to midnight, cf. in the morning of hours 1-6 a.m.; cannot sleep o\'nn. for thinking of); night-, by, like, during, appropriate to, employed for, active in, the n. (-veiled, -black, -walking, -haunted, -brawl, -attire, -lamp, -porter, -moth); n.-bird, esp. owl or nightingale, also person esp. of disreputable character who goes about by n.; n.-blindness, nyctalopia; n.-boat, passenger-boat crossing by n.; n.-cap, worn in bed, also alcoholic drink taken before going to bed; n.-cellar, underground drinkshop of low class; n.-chair, =n.-stool; n.-clothes, worn in bed; n.-dress, n.-gown (also nighty n.), woman\'s or child\'s n. attire; n.-flower, that opens at n. & closes in the day; n.-glass, short telescope for n. use at sea; n.-hag, female demon riding the air at n., nightmare; nightjar, the GOATSUCKER; n.-light, short thick candle giving dim light through n. for invalids &c.; n.-line, left with baited hooks to catch fish by n.; n.-long, lasting through the n.; nightman, employed to remove n.-soil; nightmare, female monster sitting upon& seeming to suffocate sleeper, incubus, oppressive or paralysing or terrifying or fantastically horrible dream (whence nightmarish a.), also haunting fear or thing vaguely dreaded; n.-piece, (painting of) n. scene or landscape; n.-school, providing instruction for workmen after day\'s work; n. -season, =n. -time (poet., rhet.); n.-shirt, boy\'s or man\'s long shirt for sleeping in; n.-soil, contents of cesspools &c. removed at n.; n. -stool, close-stool or commode for use at n.; n. -suit, set of pyjamas; n.-time, n. as a state of things or opportunity (in the n.-t., by n.); n. -watch, (person or party keeping) watch by n., Hebrew& Roman division (one of three or four) of the n. (in the n.-ww., during the anxious, wearisome, wakeful, &c., n.); n.-work, done, that must be done, by n. Hence nightless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. n. [Anglo-Saxon, German, Latin, Greek] The time from sunset to sunrise ;- time of rest ; time of darkness ; hence, gloom ; obsecurity ;- a state of ignorance ;- a state of affliction or distress ; adversity ;- death ;- the time of the absence of life from nature. Cabinet Dictionary

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