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English noun: night

1. night (time) the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside


Synonymsdark, nighttime


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)wedding night, weeknight


Part holonymevening, late-night hour, lights-out, midnight, small hours


Part meronym24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours


Antonymsdaylight, daytime, day

2. night (time) a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

3. night (time) the period spent sleeping


SamplesI had a restless night.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

4. night (time) the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit


SamplesThree nights later he collapsed.


Broader (hypernym)time unit, unit of time

5. night (state) darkness


SamplesIt vanished into the night.


Broader (hypernym)dark, darkness

6. night (time) a shortening of nightfall


SamplesThey worked from morning to night.


Broader (hypernym)crepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, fall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, twilight

7. night (time) the time between sunset and midnight


SamplesHe watched television every night.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

8. Night (person) Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx


SynonymsNox


Instance hypernymRoman deity









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