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Definitions of night

  1. a shortening of nightfall; " they worked from morning to night"
  2. Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx
  3. darkness; " it vanished into the night"
  4. the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit; " three nights later he collapsed"
  5. the time between sunset and midnight; " he watched television every night"
  6. the period spent sleeping; " I had a restless night"
  7. a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom
  8. 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.
  9. Darkness; obscurity; concealment.
  10. Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance.
  11. A state of affliction; adversity; as, a dreary night of sorrow.
  12. The period after the close of life; death.
  13. A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep.
  14. The time from sunset to sunrise; period of darkness; the close of the day; flguratively, death.
  15. The time from sunset to sunrise: darkness: intellectual and moral darkness: a state of adversity: death.
  16. Time from sunset to sunrise; darkness.
  17. The time from sunset to sunrise; darkness.
  18. 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.
  19. The part of the day between sunset and sunrise; time of darkness; figuratively, death; adversity; obscurity; intellectual and moral darkness.
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Usage examples for night

  1. She left there in the night- with him." – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  2. But I really do not expect him to- night. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  3. At night you may know more. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  4. For Joe was out so much at night. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  5. You can do that any night. – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  6. Why not stay here all night? – Down the Slope by James Otis
  7. If you come with me to- night, you come alone. – Desert Love by Joan Conquest
  8. He was there that night, said Varney. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  9. To stay here all night! – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  10. Well, good night again." – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  11. And these words she will repeat daily, almost from morn till night. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  12. No; she's at Matanzas, but I can't get back to- night. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  13. I shall tell Aunt Anne to- night. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  14. I don't know but he's coming to- night. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  15. Shall I stay the night? – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  16. I'm sorry I can't- good night." – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  17. I am here to tell you this to- night because I do not believe you know her as I do. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  18. It isn't only to- night, or what you just said. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. If they do, we shall have a night of it. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
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