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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


Instance hypernymRoman deity

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