(noun.) darkness; 'it vanished into the night'.

(noun.) the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit; 'three nights later he collapsed'.

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

(noun.) the time between sunset and midnight; 'he watched television every night'.

(noun.) the period spent sleeping; 'I had a restless night'.

(noun.) a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom.

(noun.) a shortening of nightfall; 'they worked from morning to night'.

唐纳德录入--From WordNet


(n.) That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise; esp., the time between dusk and dawn, when there is no light of the sun, but only moonlight, starlight, or artificial light.

(n.) Darkness; obscurity; concealment.

(n.) Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance.

(n.) A state of affliction; adversity; as, a dreary night of sorrow.

(n.) The period after the close of life; death.

(n.) A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep.



n. the end of the day: the time from sunset to sunrise: darkness: ignorance affliction or sorrow: death.—ns. Night′-bell a bell for use at night—of a physician &c.; Night′-bird a bird that flies only at night esp. the owl: the nightingale as singing at night; Night′-blind′ness inability to see in a dim light nyctalopia; Night′-brawl′er one who raises disturbances in the night; Night′cap a cap worn at night in bed (so Night′dress -shirt &c.): a dram taken before going to bed: a cap drawn over the face before hanging; Night′-cart a cart used to remove the contents of privies before daylight; Night′-chair a night-stool; Night′-churr or -jar the British species of goat-sucker so called from the sound of its cry.— Night′-clothes garments worn in bed.—ns. Night′-crow a bird that cries in the night; Night′-dog (Shak.) a dog that hunts in the night.—adj. Night′ed benighted: (Shak.) darkened clouded.—ns. Night′fall the fall or beginning of the night: the close of the day: evening; Night′faring travelling by night; Night′fire a fire burning in the night: a will-o'-the-wisp; Night′-fish′ery a mode of fishing by night or a place where this is done; Night′-fly a moth that flies at night; Night′-foe one who makes his attack by night; Night′-foss′icker one who robs a digging by night.—adj. Night′-foun′dered lost in the night.—ns. Night′-fowl a night-bird; Night′-glass a spy-glass with concentrating lenses for use at night; Night′-gown a long loose robe for sleeping in for men or women; a loose gown for wearing in the house; Night′-hag a witch supposed to be abroad at night; Night′-hawk a species of migratory goat-sucker common in America; Night′-her′on a heron of nocturnal habit; Night′-house a tavern allowed to be open during the night; Night′-hunt′er a degraded woman who prowls about the streets at night for her prey; Night′-lamp or -light a light left burning all night.—adj. Night′less having no night.—n. Night′-line a fishing-line set overnight.—adj. and adv. Night′long lasting all night.—adj. Night′ly done by night: done every night.—adv. by night: every night.—ns. Night′-man a night-watchman or scavenger; Night′-owl an owl of exclusively nocturnal habits: one who sits up very late; Night′-pal′sy a numbness of the lower limbs incidental to women; Night′piece a picture or literary description of a night-scene: a painting to be seen best by artificial light; Night′-por′ter a porter in attendance during the night at hotels railway stations &c.; Night′-rail a night-gown: a 17th-century form of head-dress; Night′-rav′en (Shak.) a bird that cries at night supposed to be of ill-omen; Night′-rest the repose of the night; Night′-rule (Shak.) a frolic at night.—adv. Nights (obs.) by night.—ns. Night′-school a school held at night esp. for those at work during the day; Night′-sea′son the time of night; Night′shade a name of several plants of the genus Solanum having narcotic properties often found in damp shady woods; Night′-shriek a cry in the night; Night′-side the dark mysterious or gloomy side of anything; Night′-sing′er any bird like the nightingale esp. the Irish sedge-warbler; Night′-soil the contents of privies cesspools &c. generally carried away at night; Night′-spell a charm against accidents by night; Night′-steed one of the horses in the chariot of Night; Night′-stool a close-stool for use in a bedroom; Night′-tā′per a night-light burning slowly.— Night′-terr′ors the sudden starting from sleep of children in a state of fright.—p.adj. Night′-trip′ping (Shak.) tripping about in the night.—ns. Night′-wak′ing watching in the night; Night′-walk a walk in the night; Night′-walk′er one who walks in his sleep at night a somnambulist: one who walks about at night for bad purposes esp. a prostitute; Night′-walk′ing walking in one's sleep somnambulism: roving about at night with evil designs; Night′-wan′derer one who wanders by night.—adjs. Night′-war′bling singing in the night; Night′ward toward night.—ns. Night′-watch a watch or guard at night: time of watch in the night; Night′-watch′man one who acts as a watch during the night; Night′-work work done at night.



If you are surrounded by night in your dreams, you may expect unusual oppression and hardships in business. If the night seems to be vanishing, conditions which hitherto seemed unfavorable will now grow bright, and affairs will assume prosperous phases. See Darkness.





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