I. adjective Date: 1612 lasting the whole night <
nightlong festivities
II. adverb Date: 1870 through the whole night

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Nightlong — Night long (?; 115), a. Lasting all night. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nightlong — (adj.) O.E. nihtlang; see NIGHT (Cf. night) + LONG (Cf. long) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nightlong — [nīt′lôŋ΄] adj., adv. through the entire night; all night …   English World dictionary

  • nightlong — adj. /nuyt lawng , long /; adv. /nuyt lawng , long /, adj. 1. lasting all night: a nightlong snowfall. adv. 2. through the entire night: They typed nightlong to finish the reports. [bef. 1000; ME; OE nihtlang (adv.) for the space of a night. See… …   Universalium

  • nightlong — adjective (only before noun) literary lasting all night: a nightlong vigil …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nightlong — adjective lasting, open, or operating through the whole night a nightlong vigil an all night drugstore an overnight trip • Syn: ↑all night, ↑overnight • Similar to: ↑long …   Useful english dictionary

  • nightlong — 1. adverb through the night 2. adjective lasting all night …   Wiktionary

  • nightlong — adj. during the night, all night adv. in the course of the night …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nightlong — night•long adj. [[t]ˈnaɪtˌlɔŋ, ˌlɒŋ[/t]] adv. [[t]ˈnaɪtˈlɔŋ, ˈlɒŋ[/t]] adj. 1) lasting all night 2) through the entire night • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE nihtlang (adv.) for the space of a night …   From formal English to slang

  • nightlong — /ˈnaɪtlɒŋ/ (say nuytlong) adjective 1. lasting all night. –adverb 2. throughout the whole night. {Middle English, Old English nihtlang for the space of a night} …   Australian English dictionary

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