I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English niht; akin to Old High German naht night, Latin noct-, nox, Greek nykt-, nyx Date: before 12th century 1. the time from dusk to dawn when no sunlight is visible 2. a. an evening or night taken as an occasion or point of time <
the opening night
b. an evening set aside for a particular purpose 3. a. the quality or state of being dark b. a condition or period felt to resemble the darkness of night: as (1) a period of dreary inactivity or affliction (2) absence of moral values c. the beginning of darkness ; nightfallnightless adjective II. adjective Date: before 12th century 1. of, relating to, or associated with the night <
night air
2. intended for use at night <
a night lamp
3. a. existing, occurring, or functioning at night <
night baseball
a night nurse
b. active or functioning best at night <
night people

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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