Meaning of NIGHT in English

NIGHT

n.

1) to spend a ~ (we spent a restless ~ waiting for news)

2) a clear; dark, murky; overcast; starlit; stormy ~

3) a restless, sleepless ~

4) a first, opening ~ (of a play)

5) a wedding ~

6) last; tomorrow ~; to~

7) at ~ (to work at ~; late at ~)

8) by ~ (London by ~)

9) for a ~ (to put smb. up for the ~)

10) on a certain ~ (on the ~ of December first; on that ~)

11) throughout the ~

12) ( misc. ) to bid, wish smb. good ~; ( AE ) to work ~s; in the dead of the ~

USAGE NOTE: The collocation at ~ is usu. used with verbs (she works at ~) and contrasts with during the day . The collocation by ~ is usu. used with nouns (London by ~) and contrasts with by day . ( see the Usage Note for day )

The Bbi combinatory dictionary of English, a guide to word combinations.      Комбинаторный словарь английского языка Bbi. Руководство по словосочетаниям.