Meaning of NIGHT in English



Pronunciation: ' n ī t

Function: 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 : NIGHTFALL

– night · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.