night Definition

  • 1the period of darkness in each twenty-four hours; the time from sunset to sunrise
  • 2the evening or night of a particular day

Using night: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "night" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The stars were shining brightly in the night sky.

  • Example

    I prefer to work at night and sleep during the day.

  • Example

    We went for a walk on a warm summer's night.

  • Example

    She woke up in the middle of the night, feeling thirsty.

night Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using night

  • the dead of night

    the darkest and quietest part of the night


    He woke up in the dead of night, hearing strange noises outside.

  • the first thing done after going to bed at night


    She always reads a book first thing at night to help her fall asleep.

  • to spend an entire evening or night doing something enjoyable


    They decided to make a night of it and went to a club to dance.

Phrases with night

  • a phrase used to bid someone farewell or express good wishes before going to bed


    She kissed her children good night and turned off the light.

  • a person who stays up late at night


    My roommate is a night owl and often stays up until dawn.

  • a planned evening out with one's romantic partner


    They decided to have a date night and went to see a movie together.

Origins of night

from Old English 'niht'


Summary: night in Brief

The term 'night' [naɪt] refers to the period of darkness in each twenty-four hours, spanning from sunset to sunrise. It can also refer to the evening or night of a particular day. 'Night' is used in phrases like 'good night,' expressing farewell or good wishes, and idioms like 'the dead of night,' referring to the darkest and quietest part of the night. 'Night' is often associated with nocturnal activities and events, such as 'date night,' or staying up late as a 'night owl.'

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