Meaning of NIGHT in English

NIGHT

I. ˈnīt 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 -ləs 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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.