night


night
[[t]na͟ɪt[/t]]
nights
1) N-VAR The night is the part of each day when the sun has set and it is dark outside, especially the time when people are sleeping.

He didn't leave the house all night, not until his regular time to go to work in the morning...

The fighting began in the late afternoon and continued all night...

Our reporter spent the night crossing the border from Austria into Slovenia...

Finally night fell.

2) N-COUNT The night is the period of time between the end of the afternoon and the time that you go to bed, especially the time when you relax before going to bed.

So whose party was it last night?...

Demiris took Catherine to dinner the following night.

3) N-COUNT: supp N A particular night is a particular evening when a special event takes place, such as a show or a play.

The first night crowd packed the building.

...election night.

4) PHRASE: num PHR If it is a particular time at night, it is during the time when it is dark and is before midnight.

It's eleven o'clock at night in Moscow...

He works obsessively from 7.15 am to 9 or 10 at night.

5) PHRASE: PHR after v If something happens at night, it happens regularly during the evening or night.

He was going to college at night, in order to become an accountant...

The veranda was equipped with heavy wooden rain doors that were kept closed at night.

6) PHRASE: usu PHR after v If something happens day and night or night and day, it happens all the time without stopping.

Dozens of doctors and nurses have been working day and night for weeks...

He was at my door night and day, demanding my attention.

7) PHRASE: N inflects If you have an early night, you go to bed early. If you have a late night, you go to bed late.

I've had a hell of a day, and all I want is an early night...

In spite of the travelling and the late night, she did not feel tired.

8) morning, noon and nightsee morning

English dictionary. 2008.

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