Meaning of night

night

Pronunciation: (nīt), [key]
— n.
  1. the period of darkness between sunset and sunrise.
  2. the beginning of this period; nightfall.
  3. the darkness of night; the dark.
  4. a condition or time of obscurity, ignorance, sinfulness, misfortune, etc.: the long night of European history known as the Dark Ages.
  5. (sometimes cap.) an evening used or set aside for a particular event, celebration, or other special purpose: a night on the town; poker night; New Year's Night.
  6. unceasingly; continually: She worked night and day until the job was done.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to night: the night hours.
  2. occurring, appearing, or seen at night: a night raid; a night bloomer.
  3. used or designed to be used at night: to take a night coach; the night entrance.
  4. working at night: night nurse; the night shift.
  5. active at night: the night feeders of the jungle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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