Night Definition

Define what is Night?

1. Night, nighttime, dark (noun)

the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.

    Synonyms: nighttime, dark
    Antonyms: daylight, daytime, Day (noun)

    the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside.

    Hypernyms

    period, period of time, time period noun
    an amount of time.

    Hyponyms

    weeknight noun
    any night of the week except Saturday or Sunday.

    wedding night noun
    the night after the wedding when bride and groom sleep together.

    2. Night (noun)

    a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom.

      Hypernyms

      period, period of time, time period noun
      an amount of time.

      3. Night (noun)

      the period spent sleeping.

      • I had a restless night.
      Hypernyms

      period, period of time, time period noun
      an amount of time.

      4. Night (noun)

      the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit.

      • three nights later he collapsed.
      Hypernyms

      time unit, unit of time noun
      a unit for measuring time periods.

      5. Night (noun)

      darkness.

      • it vanished into the night.
      Hypernyms

      dark, darkness noun
      absence of light or illumination.

      6. Night (noun)

      a shortening of nightfall.

      • they worked from morning to night.
      Hypernyms

      crepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, twilight, Fall noun
      the time of day immediately following sunset.

      7. Night (noun)

      the time between sunset and midnight.

      • he watched television every night.
      Hypernyms

      period, period of time, time period noun
      an amount of time.

      8. Nox, Night (noun)

      Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx.

        Synonyms: Nox
        Nearby Terms

        night bell (noun)
        a doorbell to be used at night

        night bird (noun)
        any bird associated with night: owl; nightingale; nighthawk; etc

        night blindness (noun)
        inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder

        night club (noun)
        a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink

        night court (noun)
        a criminal court (in large cities) that sits at night

        night game (noun)
        a game played under artificial illumination at night

        night heron (noun)
        nocturnal or crepuscular herons

        night jasmine (noun)
        West Indian evergreen shrub having clusters of funnel-shaped yellow-white flowers that are fragrant by night

        night jessamine (noun)
        West Indian evergreen shrub having clusters of funnel-shaped yellow-white flowers that are fragrant by night

        night latch (noun)
        doorlock operated by a knob on the inside and a key on the outside

        night letter (noun)
        a cheaper form of telegram sent for delivery the next day

        night life (noun)
        the entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion

        night lizard (noun)
        small secretive nocturnal lizard of southwestern North America and Cuba; bear live young

        night owl (noun)
        a person who likes to be active late at night

        night porter (noun)
        a porter on duty during the night