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4 nights/3 weeks etc in a row
▪ She’s been out four nights in a row.
a cold night/day
▪ It was a cold night with a starlit sky.
a night raid (=an attack that takes place at night)
▪ The night raids were almost non-stop.
a night shift
▪ She found it hard to stay awake during her night shifts at the factory.
be on day/night shifts (=be working a series of day or night shifts)
▪ He’s on night shifts all next week.
be on the late/early/night etc shift (=be working a particular shift)
▪ She’s on the late shift.
bonfire night
chilly day/night/evening etc
▪ a chilly November morning
city/cat/night etc person (=someone who likes a particular kind of thing)
▪ I’m not a morning person.
election day/night (=the day or night when people are voting and the votes are being counted)
▪ We urge all our supporters to get out and vote on election night.
fateful day/night/year etc
▪ The goalkeeper on that fateful day in 1954 was Fred Martin.
first night
from morning till night (=all day – used for emphasis)
▪ He works from morning till night.
from morning to night (=without stopping)
▪ housewives who work from morning to night
gala dinner/performance/night etc
▪ the Society’s Gala Dinner
▪ a charity gala evening
good night
▪ Good night. Sleep well.
Guy Fawkes Night
kiss sb goodbye/good night etc
▪ Kiss Daddy good night.
last night/week/year etc
▪ Did you see the game on TV last night?
▪ The law was passed last August.
late at night
▪ It was not a place to walk in late at night.
late nights (=nights when she went to bed after the normal time)
▪ She looked tired – too many late nights.
night class
night depository
night duty
▪ She is on night duty at the hospital.
night out with the boys
▪ Friday is his night out with the boys.
night owl
night porter
night safe
night school
night shift
▪ She’s on the night shift this week.
night spot
▪ my favourite New York night spot
night vision (=the ability to see when it is dark)
▪ Cats have good night vision but can’t see colour very well.
night watchman
opening night
quiet night in (=an evening when you stay at home and relax)
▪ I’m going to have a quiet night in.
quiz nightBritish English
▪ a quiz night held in the local pub
sb’s wedding night
▪ They spent their wedding night in a hotel.
stag night
stay the night/stay overnight/stay over (=stay from one evening to the next day)
▪ Did you stay the night at Carolyn’s?
stillness of the night
▪ Somewhere in the stillness of the night, an owl hooted.
the middle of the night/day
▪ I got a phone call from her in the middle of the night!
the morning/evening/night air
▪ He stepped out and breathed in the cold morning air.
the night/evening/morning sky
▪ The moon is the brightest object visible in the night sky.
tomorrow morning/night etc
▪ We’re meeting tomorrow evening.
work days/nights/weekends etc
▪ I get paid more if I work nights.
▪ We’re sometimes expected to work twelve-hour days.
▪ Dunne excused himself, said good night to Cassidy, nodded to the Gallaghers, and went upstairs.
▪ A good night to you, Sandy.
▪ Let us go gently into that good night.
▪ I just said good night to her.
▪ I worked really hard which meant I got tired and could sleep better at night.
▪ Instead, I did some-thing that even as a lapsed Catholic I still did for good luck on nights before exams.
▪ Other facilities include lounge &038; late night bar for guests.
▪ They met for lunch in Washington Park, smoked dope with her newspaper friends, were invited together to late night parties.
▪ My master came in very late last night.
▪ There is feasting and singing till late at night.
▪ Eating late at night will help me sleep.
▪ Meanwhile he spends more time indoors than he did before - and never ventures into Swindon alone late at night.
▪ He did not leave until late at night and had even been observed climbing into his jeep on Sunday morning.
▪ Many long nights he would brood in his tower, and soon he was turned stoop-shouldered and prematurely old by his duties.
▪ I loved the sense of family warmth that radiated through those long kitchen nights of talk....
▪ It was the longest night she had ever spent.
▪ Once after a long night of studies, a fellow student told Richardson she looked a little tired.
▪ At the end of the long night, he could still only guess at one name.
▪ If so, it was a long night, give or take 15 years.
▪ It looked as if it might be a long night.
▪ They took long walks at night.
▪ Alan thought of the little scene he had witnessed the previous night.
▪ The next day I told the London syndicate manager of my conversation the previous night.
▪ He remembered the confessions of the previous night, and he remembered the young man who had confronted him outside his hotel.
▪ It was somewhat later than the previous night, perhaps ten or twelve minutes before one.
▪ She awoke with her body lazily relaxed, only slight soreness to remind her of what had happened the previous night.
▪ The previous night, Charles guided Artesia to its second straight state title.
▪ And where had Amy been the previous night when her husband was being killed?
▪ A sleepless night had added to her pallor and the haunted look in her eyes.
▪ Sheila spent many sleepless nights figuring out how to deliver for her first major customer.
▪ I felt lonely and afraid, and had many sleepless nights.
▪ The four travellers passed a sleepless night, each thinking of the gift Oz had promised to bestow on him.
▪ His social conscience, dulled by a sleepless night, was now barely alive.
▪ Thus begins the chronic cycle of tired days and sleepless nights.
▪ For several sleepless nights, Charity had been engaged in what she would call tiny wrestling with herself.
▪ Just getting it insured had been a process that took months, endless costly phone calls, and sleepless nights.
▪ In the clear night air the sound of battle at the nearest of the gates was clearly audible.
▪ We were breathing fogs in the cold night air.
▪ The night air was fresh, washed by the storm into a cool clarity.
▪ The rush of night air might do me some good.
▪ Then go for a walk and let the night air dry your tears.
▪ The windows were open; the telephone rang into the night air.
▪ Everyone else had gone back out into the cold night air, except her three companions and the proprietor.
▪ The ambulance was already gone, but patrol cars were still there, radios squawking in the night air.
▪ On a Friday night he would drink a pint of lemonade at the bar.
▪ He pitched his butt off Friday night.
▪ Before each of the Tuesday and Friday night performances, there are two practice sessions.
▪ Bobby Bonilla has the flu, which is why Leyland removed him in the fifth inning of Game 3 Friday night.
▪ But the phone company patched through a line Friday night, and du Pont answered the telephone when authorities called.
▪ Simon, 56, died in his Louisville home Friday night.
▪ Hollywood celebrates the glitz and the glamour of the Oscars next Monday night.
▪ His team had just lost Game 5 Monday night to Baltimore, 4-2.
▪ On Monday night, Celner called Zylstra about the same time she called police, he said.
▪ Buchanan also called on independents and Democrats to flood the precinct meetings Monday night.
▪ The Cardinals do not play on Monday night.
▪ Attempts to locate Hoster Monday night were unsuccessful.
▪ Also, Gingrich plans to address a Republican caucus Monday night.
▪ The restaurant closed shortly after 5 p. m. the Saturday night we stayed there.
▪ On Saturday night, the 476 convention delegates will question Republican presidential hopefuls.
▪ A quarter moon has peeked out from thin clouds on a Saturday night.
▪ Holyfield has made $ 64 million in his last two fights, including $ 20 million Saturday night.
▪ He was on the left baseline and lofted a shot that looked very much like the 19 others he made Saturday night.
▪ The latest attack occurred Saturday night.
▪ The Los Angeles Kings' newest new look, unveiled Saturday night, can be summed up in four words.
▪ He had seen their silhouette against the night sky.
▪ But more telescopes are needed to provide continuous coverage of the night sky at all latitudes.
▪ A slender new crescent moon lay on its back high in the clear night sky.
▪ Even Orion stands on his head in the night sky.
▪ When they are installed the structure will gleam in reflected sunlight to become one of the brightest objects in the night sky.
▪ Such a perfect green disk under such a perfect night sky.
▪ Something about the great sweep of the night sky.
▪ The plane slipped easily down out of the night sky on to the Doha runway.
▪ To plot what needs to be done, family members have come together on Sunday nights for supper.
▪ How crowded was the Greensboro Hilton Sunday night?
▪ The storm reached blizzard proportions Sunday night when winds reached 35 miles per hour.
▪ On Sunday nights she returned to the room where Miriam and the baby lived.
▪ Barrett said he and his wife were watching a tape of the 49ers win over the Falcons Sunday night.
▪ The already cluttered resume of Magic Johnson grew a little longer Sunday night.
▪ And they made enough big plays on their own Sunday night.
▪ My own favorite involves the time I had to rent a tuxedo jacket for a Sunday night Tony Awards ceremony.
▪ If Thursday night was all an act, then you best find the line for tickets.
▪ Flood stage is 28 feet, and the river was at 27.37 feet Thursday night.
▪ Barry, who was not available for comment Thursday night, has never been a favorite of congressional Republicans.
▪ Two people remained hospitalized Thursday night.
▪ Federal authorities said Thursday night they were concerned that more letter bombs could be circulating in the postal system.
▪ Pull on those Rockports and head downtown for another Thursday night Art Walk.
▪ If a Game 7 is necessary, it will be played Thursday night.
▪ The company had taken off for London on a Sunday at noon, arriving Monday at noon for a Tuesday night opening.
▪ These are the Celtics who have turned the stomachs of their loyalists greener than the jerseys they were wearing wearing Tuesday night.
▪ The cause of the accident was still unclear Tuesday night.
▪ Only Tuesday night did campaign sources reveal that he would relinquish the day-to-day duties of the leadership post.
▪ The Senate approved Mr Johnson by a unanimous voice vote late Tuesday night.
▪ Never, however, has so little happened inside the 5-year-old building as occurred Tuesday night.
▪ The 1-5 Warriors skittered around energetically in Seattle Tuesday night.
▪ So who had the chalk outline around their corpse on Tuesday night?
▪ The sadistic gang appeared to have held a party in the zoo grounds late on Wednesday night.
▪ She had been sitting in the first row near center ice Wednesday night when the accident occurred.
▪ Faced with few options, the City Council unanimously agreed to the upgrade Wednesday night.
▪ The power was on self-congratulatory display Wednesday night on the White House south lawn.
▪ On Wednesday night, Alou insisted he would play Friday.
▪ Both Dole and Kemp will be officially nominated Wednesday night and will deliver their acceptance speeches Thursday night.
▪ The trade here is of a more usual nature with the pubs open to 11 at night.
▪ Bord and Clarke teased in a giddy opening night telegram.
▪ But there were no complaints from the capacity crowd at Darlington Civic Theatre on opening night.
▪ Suffocating and wants doors and windows open at night.
▪ He was sidelined by a groin strain throughout much of training camp but was ready to play by opening night.
▪ Anyway, opens first night - this mind-reader comes on - audience really gives him the bird.
▪ The fans will be muffled, or the old spots will be reinstalled, by opening night.
▪ How anyone can tax ill people and sleep at night is beyond me.
▪ She would cry herself to sleep at night.
▪ Marie had slept well last night: there had been no dreams of violence.
▪ To improve your chances of sleeping through the night, lower the heat and try running a humidifier during the night.
▪ She was very overactive and had not slept for three nights.
▪ I hope he can sleep at night, and that he trains those talents on something as large as he deserves.
▪ I can't sleep at nights from thinking of those dreadful things you describe.
▪ And they slept through the night.
▪ Finally, operators recommend that motorhome clients spend their first night in a hotel or motel.
▪ We tried to find one of his friends to spend the night, but they all had other plans.
▪ He appeared before Teesside magistrates on Thursday after spending a night in a police cell.
▪ C., said he spent three nights out of the house but has returned.
▪ We had both spent three days and nights at the hospital the previous week.
▪ He spent many nights sleeping in an open orchard in torrential rain until he located a small cave.
▪ And even after we spent the night together you were still busy distrusting me.
▪ Bumblebees tucking themselves into the fireweed blossoms to spend the night.
▪ Book 14 days ahead and stay over a Saturday night.
▪ Both cities were bombarded by aerial sprayers; residents were advised to stay indoors at night.
▪ A Mr Crump stayed here last night, a Liverpool merchant.
▪ Everyone knows that you get a lower air fare if you stay over a Saturday night.
▪ Des Etrangers A complimentary bottle of Spumante for all guests staying 14 nights.
▪ But not a one of them was able to stay awake through the night, so they all were beheaded.
▪ Wolfenstein is so addictive you will probably attempt to play it to a conclusion by staying up all night.
▪ Davis now plans to reopen it Friday and stay open all night, defying county officials and the sheriff's lawyers.
a sleepless night
▪ After a sleepless night Stavrogin sets forth.
▪ He'd had a sleepless night thinking over how badly things had gone.
▪ He lives with them every day, and sweats them out on many a sleepless night.
▪ His eyes were red-rimmed, their gilded brightness dulled from a sleepless night, and perhaps also from weeping.
▪ His social conscience, dulled by a sleepless night, was now barely alive.
▪ She couldn't even feel resentful that he slept so peacefully after she had suffered a sleepless night of angst.
▪ She had plenty of time to think it over during a sleepless night, and on the train in the morning.
▪ The four travellers passed a sleepless night, each thinking of the gift Oz had promised to bestow on him.
an early night
▪ Below once more, with everything as secure as she could make it, she decided she might as well have an early night.
▪ Cancel any evening plans - have an early night.
▪ Everyone is contemplating an early night - it has been a long day, one of the busiest for a while.
▪ He himself had drunk one quick light beer before excusing himself for an early night.
▪ I should have left you to fix your light snack and have an early night.
▪ I was planning on an early night.
▪ In any case, after dinner you will need an early night.
▪ She tidied up the sitting-room, promising herself an early night with a book.
by day/night
▪ As the war proceeded, however, several started operating by night and with all the lights blacked out.
▪ At my home in Tucson, summer days that reach I1O0F may be followed by nights that drop to 700F.
▪ He slept more than any other president, whether by day or by night.
▪ Look at the teamster on the highway, wending to market by day or night; does any divinity stir within him?
▪ On the Earth there is regularly more evaporation - effusions of water vapour from the surface - by day than by night.
▪ The legend concerns three builders of a castle who found that the work they did by day was undone by night.
▪ Very often bream have remarkably fixed movements and follow the same watery paths day by day.
filthy weather/night/day
▪ It looked like being a filthy night.
it'll be all right on the night
last thing (at night)
▪ Take a couple of these pills last thing at night to help you get to sleep.
▪ I agree with that last thing.
▪ It was the last thing he wanted to do.
▪ The last thing he said to me last night: I still want that money.
▪ The last thing Republicans need is a nominee who runs from the Republican House, who is defensive about their agenda.
▪ The last thing she felt, apart from the pain, was surprise.
▪ The last thing that I want to do is stray out of order.
▪ The last thing you need is confusion over that.
▪ Working is the last thing on their minds.
make a day/night/evening of it
▪ Why don't you make a day of it and have lunch with us?
▪ I had known Sophie for about three months by then, and she insisted on making an evening of it.
▪ Imagine how lovely it would be - you could take the whole family and make a day of it.
▪ They make a day of it, tailgating before the game and, weather permitting, after it, too.
morning, noon, and night
▪ I've been going to meetings morning, noon, and night lately.
night and day
▪ My next door neighbor's dog barks day and night.
▪ Does that thing play night and day, Harding?
▪ Even those who live in the City must wear spectacles night and day.
▪ He is sleepless, crying out night and day.
▪ I had to be at his beck and call, night and day.
▪ Leave pumped water to run night and day to increase oxygen content; add more water if needed.
▪ Seizing upon this opportunity, the Santanistas worked night and day to undermine the Herrera administration.
▪ She drove me crazy, night and day, she wanted sneakers, she wanted sneakers.
▪ The only way into his protective case was through a little trap door he kept locked night and day.
night/darkness/dusk falls
▪ The lights came on as darkness fell on the city.
▪ And this becomes more intense as night falls.
▪ As darkness falls an eerie voice Whines beware, beware, beware.
▪ As darkness falls the immortal sounds of John Hurley will be heard in the upstairs Bar.
▪ As dusk falls crowds of people walk towards the town to meet the tanker.
▪ As night falls the houses light up one by one, and smugglers move stealthily about in the moonlight.
▪ As night falls, the scene changes.
▪ As night falls, there are nightclubs and discos for those with lots of energy left.
▪ I drain it, pack my bags, close off the propane, and before dusk falls reluctantly board up the cabin.
restless night
▪ Another restless night followed, but she determinedly settled down to work again the next morning.
▪ I'd had quite a restless night, and breakfast didn't look appetizing.
▪ After a restless night, she tried again next morning, but with no more success.
▪ After such a restless night, no doubt arguments were inevitable.
▪ Her sleepless, restless night seemed a long way off.
▪ Hopefully Bill Gates will have a few restless nights too.
▪ I had quite a restless night, and did not really fancy the tea I was brought in the morning.
▪ She had a restless night and is finding it difficult to sleep because of the memories of the attack.
▪ Sir John had spent a restless night, tossing from side to side in his great double bed.
▪ Something of the atmosphere in Roxie Farmer's house seemed to go home with Coffin and give him a restless night.
rough night
▪ Sounds as if he had a rough night trying to keep pace with his hosts, poor fellow!
▪ They had a rough night last night.
spend the night (at sth)
▪ At best, the staff may be invited to spend the night, but all facilities must be tested.
▪ Jones received medical attention on the canvas and spent the night in hospital for observation.
▪ Perhaps they're going to spend the night on the mountain.
▪ She had taken it for granted that they would spend the night in Denver.
▪ Wan na spend the night at my house?
▪ When Hakuhinkan finally said it would have some this morning, she and Tanaka spent the night on the sidewalk.
▪ Yet I also felt very fearful: I was a cosmos that had nowhere to spend the night.
spend the night with sb
▪ He wanted to spend the night with his family.
▪ How could I have expected to spend the night with a woman?
▪ Just after Christmas she had travelled up to Birmingham after work one evening, to spend the night with him.
▪ She's going to spend the night with me.
▪ Sonya had asked me to come back to spend the night with her.
▪ Twice Ferdinando had come down to spend the night with her and twice she had refused him without offering any adequate reason.
▪ We were headed for Taylorstown, five miles away, to spend the night with Uncle Miller.
the dead of night/winter
▪ Even in the dead of night this was Frankie's house.
▪ I felt as if I had been violated in the dead of night.
▪ My house feels solid and safe and orderly; hyacinths and narcissus bloom indoors here even in the dead of winter.
▪ People moving about in the dead of night, poisons being administered in a locked room.
▪ Purple coneflower, a favored plant of summer, finds a second season in the dead of winter.
▪ She imagined Anastasia, Peace and Calm meeting in the dead of night to plan just this scene between them.
▪ The brave soldier was alone but stood his ground after confronting the men in the dead of night.
▪ The gangs carry out their raids in the dead of night, kitted out with night-sights and camouflage gear.
the still of the night/evening etc
▪ No longer are her anxious snorts heard in the still of the night.
under (the) cover of darkness/night
▪ Kawaja fueled speculation by publicly suggesting that barrels of the by-product were shipped out under cover of night.
▪ Later, under cover of darkness, they crept into the house, where Charles hid for the night in the attic.
▪ Locals under the cover of darkness.
▪ Several of us ducked out under cover of darkness, even as others arrived.
▪ The actual emergence usually takes place under cover of darkness.
▪ They would exit under cover of darkness at one of numerous drop-zones fifty kilometres from the vast sprawl of Sagramaso City.
▪ They would pull out under cover of darkness.
▪ a cold night
▪ It was on the evening news a couple of nights ago.
▪ At night the ground is cold: -8C.
▪ At night, too, it is almost silent.
▪ Every other night he wet his bed, and he argued with Clarisa almost constantly.
▪ From that night on, we were more and more successful.
▪ From that night their courtship had been her life.
▪ One night, I was taken there.
▪ Stay in a superior room with flowers and champagne on arrival at a supplement of £35 per person per night.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Night \Night\ (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny`x, nykto`s, Skr. nakta, nakti. [root]265. Cf. Equinox, Nocturnal.]

  1. 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.

    And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
    --Gen. i. 5.

  2. Hence:

    1. Darkness; obscurity; concealment.

      Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night.

    2. Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance.

    3. A state of affliction; adversity; as, a dreary night of sorrow.

    4. The period after the close of life; death.

      She closed her eyes in everlasting night.

      Do not go gentle into that good night Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
      --Dylan Thomas.

    5. A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep. ``Sad winter's night''. --Spenser. Note: Night is sometimes used, esp. with participles, in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, night-blooming, night-born, night-warbling, etc. Night by night, Night after night, nightly; many nights. So help me God, as I have watched the night, Ay, night by night, in studying good for England. --Shak. Night bird. (Zo["o]l.)

      1. The moor hen ( Gallinula chloropus).

      2. The Manx shearwater ( Puffinus Anglorum). Night blindness. (Med.) See Hemeralopia. Night cart, a cart used to remove the contents of privies by night. Night churr, (Zo["o]l.), the nightjar. Night crow, a bird that cries in the night. Night dog, a dog that hunts in the night, -- used by poachers. Night fire.

        1. Fire burning in the night.

        2. Ignis fatuus; Will-o'-the-wisp; Jask-with-a-lantern. Night flyer (Zo["o]l.), any creature that flies in the night, as some birds and insects. night glass, a spyglass constructed to concentrate a large amount of light, so as see objects distinctly at night. --Totten. Night green, iodine green. Night hag, a witch supposed to wander in the night. Night hawk (Zo["o]l.), an American bird ( Chordeiles Virginianus), allied to the goatsucker. It hunts the insects on which it feeds toward evening, on the wing, and often, diving down perpendicularly, produces a loud whirring sound, like that of a spinning wheel. Also sometimes applied to the European goatsuckers. It is called also bull bat. Night heron (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of herons of the genus Nycticorax, found in various parts of the world. The best known species is Nycticorax griseus, or Nycticorax nycticorax, of Europe, and the American variety (var. n[ae]vius). The yellow-crowned night heron ( Nyctanassa violacea syn. Nycticorax violaceus) inhabits the Southern States. Called also qua-bird, and squawk. Night house, a public house, or inn, which is open at night. Night key, a key for unfastening a night latch. Night latch, a kind of latch for a door, which is operated from the outside by a key. Night monkey (Zo["o]l.), an owl monkey. night moth (Zo["o]l.), any one of the noctuids. Night parrot (Zo["o]l.), the kakapo. Night piece, a painting representing some night scene, as a moonlight effect, or the like. Night rail, a loose robe, or garment, worn either as a nightgown, or over the dress at night, or in sickness. Night raven (Zo["o]l.), a bird of ill omen that cries in the night; esp., the bittern. Night rule.

          1. A tumult, or frolic, in the night; -- as if a corruption, of night revel. [Obs.]

          2. Such conduct as generally rules, or prevails, at night. What night rule now about this haunted grove? --Shak. Night sight. (Med.) See Nyctolopia. Night snap, a night thief. [Cant] --Beau. & Fl. Night soil, human excrement; -- so called because in cities it is collected by night and carried away for manure. Night spell, a charm against accidents at night. Night swallow (Zo["o]l.), the nightjar. Night walk, a walk in the evening or night. Night walker.

            1. One who walks in his sleep; a somnambulist; a noctambulist.

            2. One who roves about in the night for evil purposes; specifically, a prostitute who walks the streets. Night walking.

              1. Walking in one's sleep; sleep walking; somnambulism; noctambulism.

              2. Walking the streets at night with evil designs. Night warbler (Zo["o]l.), the sedge warbler ( Acrocephalus phragmitis); -- called also night singer. [Prov. Eng.] Night watch.

                1. A period in the night, as distinguished by the change of watch.

                2. A watch, or guard, to aford protection in the night.

                  Night watcher, one who watches in the night; especially, one who watches with evil designs.

                  Night witch. Same as Night hag, above.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English niht (West Saxon neaht, Anglian næht, neht) "night, darkness;" the vowel indicating that the modern word derives from oblique cases (genitive nihte, dative niht), from Proto-Germanic *nakht- (cognates: Old Saxon and Old High German naht, Old Frisian and Dutch nacht, German Nacht, Old Norse natt, Gothic nahts).\n

\nThe Germanic words are from PIE *nekwt- "night" (cognates: Greek nuks "a night," Latin nox, Old Irish nochd, Sanskrit naktam "at night," Lithuanian naktis "night," Old Church Slavonic nosti, Russian noch', Welsh henoid "tonight"), according to Watkins, probably from a verbal root *neg- "to be dark, be night." For spelling with -gh- see fight.The fact that the Aryans have a common name for night, but not for day (q.v.), is due to the fact that they reckoned by nights. [Weekley]Compare German Weihnachten "Christmas." In early times, the day was held to begin at sunset, so Old English monanniht "Monday night" was the night before Monday, or what we would call Sunday night. The Greeks, by contrast, counted their days by mornings.\n

\nTo work nights preserves the Old English genitive of time. Night shift is attested from 1710 in the sense of "garment worn by a woman at night" (see shift (n.1)); meaning "gang of workers employed after dark" is from 1839. Night soil "excrement" (1770) is so called because it was removed (from cesspools, etc.) after dark. Night train attested from 1838. Night life "habitual nocturnal carousing" attested from 1852.


interj. Short for good night n. (lb en countable) The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark. vb. To spend a night (in a place), to overnight.

  1. n. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside [syn: nighttime, dark] [ant: day]

  2. the time between sunset and midnight; "he watched television every night"

  3. the period spent sleeping; "I had a restless night"

  4. the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit; "three nights later he collapsed"

  5. darkness; "it vanished into the night"

  6. a shortening of nightfall; "they worked from morning to night"

  7. a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

  8. Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx [syn: Nox]


Night or nighttime (sp. night-time or night time) is the period of time between the sunset and the sunrise when the Sun is below the horizon.

This occurs after dusk. The opposite of night is day (or " daytime" to distinguish it from "day" as used for a 24-hour period). The start and end points of time of a night vary based on factors such as season, latitude, longitude and timezone.

At any given time, one side of the planet Earth is bathed in light from the Sun (the daytime) and the other side of the Earth is in the shadow caused by the Earth blocking the light of the sun. This shadow is called the umbra. Natural illumination is still provided by a combination of moonlight, planetary light, starlight, diffuse zodiacal light, gegenschein, and airglow. In some circumstances, bioluminescence, aurorae, and lightning can provide some illumination. The glow provided by artificial illumination is sometimes referred to as light pollution because it can interfere with observational astronomy and ecosystems.

Night (book)

Night (1960) is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. In just over 100 pages of sparse and fragmented narrative, Wiesel writes about the death of God and his own increasing disgust with humanity, reflected in the inversion of the parent–child relationship, as his father declines to a helpless state and Wiesel becomes his resentful teenage caregiver. "If only I could get rid of this dead weight ... Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever." In Night everything is inverted, every value destroyed. "Here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends," a kapo tells him. "Everyone lives and dies for himself alone."

Wiesel was 16 when Buchenwald was liberated by the United States Army in April 1945, too late for his father, who died after a beating while Wiesel lay silently on the bunk above for fear of being beaten too. He moved to Paris after the war and in 1954 completed an 862-page manuscript in Yiddish about his experiences, published in Argentina as the 245-page Un di velt hot geshvign ("And the World Remained Silent"). The novelist François Mauriac helped him find a French publisher. Les Éditions de Minuit published 178 pages as La Nuit in 1958, and in 1960 Hill & Wang in New York published a 116-page translation as Night.

Fifty years later the book had been translated into 30 languages, and now ranks as one of the bedrocks of Holocaust literature. It remains unclear how much of Night is memoir. Wiesel has called it his deposition, but scholars have had difficulty approaching it as an unvarnished account. The literary critic Ruth Franklin writes that the pruning of the text from Yiddish to French transformed an angry historical account into a work of art.

Night is the first in a trilogy—Night, Dawn, Day—marking Wiesel's transition during and after the Holocaust from darkness to light, according to the Jewish tradition of beginning a new day at nightfall. "In Night," he said, "I wanted to show the end, the finality of the event. Everything came to an end—man, history, literature, religion, God. There was nothing left. And yet we begin again with night."

Night (Misako Odani album)

night is an album by Japanese singer/pianist Misako Odani, released May 14, 2003 on the Toshiba-EMI label. It was co-produced by Misako and Hirokazu Sakurai.

Track 1 was later featured on the compilation album authentica~mellow.

Night (Star Trek: Voyager)

"Night" is the 95th episode of the American syndicated science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager, the first episode of the fifth season.

In this episode, as Voyager crosses an enormous expanse with absolutely no stars visible in any direction, they encounter local denizens whose home is being used as a dumping ground for toxic waste by the Malon.

Night (disambiguation)

Night is the period in which the sun is below the horizon.

Night or Nights may also refer to:

Night (sketch)

Night is a dramatic sketch by the English playwright Harold Pinter, presented as one of eight short dramatic works about marriage in the program Mixed Doubles: An Entertainment on Marriage at the Comedy Theatre, London, on April 9, 1969; directed by Alexander Doré, this production included Nigel Stock as the Man and Pinter's first wife, Vivien Merchant, as the Woman (54). It replaced another sketch performed previously in the program We Who Are About To... at the Hampstead Theatre Club on February 6, 1969; each of the original eight sketches about marriage also featured two characters.

This dramatic sketch is a duologue between a married couple "in their forties" (54). As they "sit with coffee" (54), they reminisce about when they first met and fell in love during their youth. The tone of the sketch is both gently comic and wistful, as Pinter exposes some present emotional disjunction between the characters through their dialogue about their past, which they remember differently. They have at least one child, as the wife thinks she "heard a child crying, […] a child, waking up" in their house, whereas the husband responds, "There was no sound. […] The house is silent" (57).

Night was among the sketches included in Sketches II, the second of a two-part programme, produced on 8 (I) and 11 February 2002 (II), at the Lyttelton Theatre, Royal National Theatre, in London ("Sketches",

It was also produced again as part of Pinter's People, at the Haymarket Theatre, in London, running for four weeks beginning on 30 January 2007.

It was first published with Pinter's two one-act plays Landscape (1968) and Silence (1969), by Methuen, in London, in 1969, and by Grove Press, in New York, in 1970.

Night (band)

Night was a rock band formed in 1978 in Los Angeles whose personnel were veteran British-based session musicians.

Night (Bruce Springsteen song)

"Night" is a song by Bruce Springsteen which first appeared on the Born to Run album in 1975. Although this is one of the lesser known songs from Born to Run, "Night" has become somewhat of a stage favorite for the E Street Band. The song was not immediately played during the 1975 portions of the Born to Run Tour, but later became a frequent set-opener, especially during the 1976 and 1977 legs. It was still sometimes being used as an opening song decades later during the 2007–2008 Magic Tour.

The mood of the music is mostly exciting as are the lyrics which have a romantic quality as well. The music is propelled by Gary Tallent's bass. It is similar to the album's famous title track in that both songs deal with men and their fast cars. The lyrics mostly describe the central character as a blue collar worker who, after working a full day, runs off into the night to go drag racing and search for the love of a woman. For the protagonist, the only freedom and joy comes when he is on the highway, and he lives for the nights and weekends when he can escape work. Like a couple of other songs on Born to Run, " Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and " She's the One", the story of the relationship is told in a flashback. The desperation and darkness of the lyrics makes a strong contrast with some of the other songs on the Born to Run album, which glorify night life. Although "Night" and "Born to Run" show Springsteen beginning to deal seriously with blue collar protagonists, he would develop the theme further on his next album, Darkness on the Edge of Town, in which he would portray additional facets of blue collar working life on songs such as " Badlands", "Adam Raised a Cain", " The Promised Land", " Prove It All Night" and, especially, "Factory". This central theme would later be explored on The River, especially in the song " Out in the Street", and became a focus of Springsteen's post-Darkness on the Edge of Town songwriting dealing with working class characters leading dead-end lives. In 1979, it was released as the B-side of the " Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" single in Europe.

Night (hieroglyph)

The ancient Egyptian Night hieroglyph, Gardiner sign listed nos. N3 is a portrayal of the sky with the 'was' scepter hanging from it; it is in the Gardiner subset for "sky, earth, and water".

In the Egyptian language, the night hieroglyph is used as a determinative for words relating to 'obscurity'. In the language it is used for grh-(grḥ), and w(kh)-(uḫ) for night, and kkw-(kku) for dark, and a determinative for other related words.

Night (John Abercrombie album)

Night is an album by guitarist John Abercrombie recorded in 1984 and released on the ECM label.

Night (1930 film)

Night is a Silly Symphonies animated Disney short film. It was released in 1930.

Night (Jackie Wilson song)

"Night" is a popular song recorded by Jackie Wilson in 1960. The single peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is based on the aria " Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" from the opera Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns, with lyrics by Johnny Lehmann. This was a successful effort for Jackie Wilson to sing in an operatic voice. This version ended on a wild orchestral descending scale in the strings.

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Night (Holly Cole album)

Night is a studio album by Holly Cole released in July 2012 on the Tradition & Moderne label in Germany, and in November 2012 on Universal Music in Canada. Night is the first studio album from Holly Cole since a 2007 self-titled release. The album features pianist Aaron Davis, bassists David Piltch & Greg Cohen, drummer Davide DiRenzo, lap steel guitarist Greg Leisz, guitarist Kevin Breit, percussionist Cyro Baptista and Johnny Johnson on horns. The album's fifth track is a cover of Elvis Presley's 'Viva Las Vegas'.

NIGHT (magazine)

NIGHT is an art/fashion/music/literature/nightlife periodical co-edited by Anton Perich and Robert Henry Rubin. Established in Manhattan, New York, in 1978 the magazine was created during the punk-new wave-disco nightclub era of among others; Studio 54, Xenon, Club A, Regine's, The Continental, Hurrah's, Danceteria, and the Mudd Club. Today the magazine continues to focus on the beautiful, the exclusive, the intelligent and the controversial. Among the contributors have been; Charles Plymell, Helmut Newton. Taylor Mead, Victor Bockris, Lee Klein, Charles Henri Ford and countless others. At the dawn of her writing career Sex in the City author Candace Bushnell wrote for NIGHT, stating... " “I wrote for this paper called Night Magazine, which was mainly just a bunch of pictures of people at Studio 54. I would do little interviews and profiles.”...

Night (Michelangelo)

Night is a sculpture in marble (155x150 cm, maximum length 194 cm diagonally) by the Italian Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, dating from 1526–1531, included in the decoration of the New Sacristy in San Lorenzo, Florence.

It is part of an allegory of the four parts of day, and is situated on the left of the sarcophagus of the tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Nemours.

In his poem "L'Idéal" from Les Fleurs du Mal, French Romantic poet Charles Baudelaire references the statue:

Ou bien toi, grande Nuit, fille de Michel-Ange,
Qui tors paisiblement dans une pose étrange
Tes appas façonnés aux bouches des Titans!

Or you, great Night, daughter of Michelangelo,
Who calmly contort, reclining in a strange pose
Your charms molded by the mouths of Titans!
(trans. William Aggeler)

Night (Blake)

"Night" is a poem in the illuminated 1789 collection Songs of Innocence by William Blake, later incorporated into the larger compilation Songs of Innocence and of Experience. "Night" speaks about the coming of evil when darkness arrives, as angels protect and keep the sheep from the impending dangers.

Songs of Innocence was written by William Blake in 1789 as part of his Illuminated Books. Blake's aim for his Songs was to depict the two contrary states of human existence: innocence and experience. The Songs speak upon the "innocence" of being a child and the "experience" gained over a lifetime. The Songs are separated into ten different objects, with each object offering a different situation and how it is viewed from a child's perspective.

Night (Mussorgsky song)

"Night" (Ночь/Noch') is a Russian art song by composer Modest Mussorgsky. It is the composer's only full setting of a Pushkin verse, and one of only two Pushkin settings, along with the song "Magpie". The song exists in two versions, the original being written in 1864.

The text of the poem begins "Мой голос для тебя и ласковый и томный..", in English translation: "My voice for thee, my love, with languorous caresses, Disturbs the solemn peace the midnight dark possesses". The poem was also set by Anton Rubinstein.

Usage examples of "night".

I dreamed that night that she had married a professional gambler, who cut her throat in the course of the first six months because the dear child refused to aid and abet his nefarious schemes.

Since Bull Shockhead would bury his brother, and lord Ralph would seek the damsel, and whereas there is water anigh, and the sun is well nigh set, let us pitch our tents and abide here till morning, and let night bring counsel unto some of us.

It was now late in the afternoon, and Ralph pondered whether he should abide the night where he was and sleep the night there, or whether he should press on in hope of winning to some clear place before dark.

Well if ye will go to the Flower de Luce and abide there this night, ye shall have a let-pass to-morn betimes.

The daylight trees of July are signs of common beauty, common freshness, and a mystery familiar and abiding as night and day.

After seeing Abie Singleton at the club last night, he suspected sleep was to become but a bitter memory.

Our bargain was for three nights, and for three nights I lay with him, for I do not abjure my promise.

But your far song, my faint one, what are they, And what their dance and faery thoughts and ours, Or night abloom with splendid stars and pale?

With this fellowship they came safely and with little pain unto Chestnut Vale, where they abode but one night, though to Ralph and Ursula the place was sweet for the memory of their loving sojourn there.

Munday the 25 being Christmas day, we began to drinke water aboord, but at night, the Master caused vs to have some Beere, and so on board we had diverse times now and then some Beere, but on shore none at all.

Guard Captain arrived, he told me that I could either stay in jail all night and face trial in the morning or I could trust in the judgment of the gods by being in the front ranks of the defenders when Abraxas attacked that evening.

It seems that a special alignment of the planets would open a vortex to the Void that night, releasing Abraxas and his Demon Horde.

The wound was still abscessed, its dressing changed twice a day, but now Harper and Isabella had to wipe the sweat that poured from Sharpe and listen to the ravings that he muttered day and night.

At night he has my watch, passport, and half my money, and I often wonder what would become of me if he absconded before morning.

Land Rovers screaming around the desert, men in black kit abseiling down embassy walls, or free fallers with all the kit on, leaping into the night.