night


night
night
W1S1 [naıt] n [U and C]
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1¦(when it is dark)¦
2¦(evening)¦
3 nights
4 night!
5 night night!
6 night and day/day and night
7 night or day/day or night
8 night after night
9 first night/opening night
10 spend the night with somebody/spend the night together
11 a good night's sleep
12 (have a) late/early night
13 last thing at night
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[: Old English; Origin: niht]
1.) ¦(WHEN IT IS DARK)¦
the dark part of each 24-hour period when the sun cannot be seen and when most people sleep
≠ ↑day
It was a cold moonlit night.
I didn't sleep too well last night .
At night the temperature drops below zero.
He woke up twice during the night .
The party went on all night .
Many animals hunt by night .
Who could be calling at this time of night ?
an attack in the dead of night
We spent the first two nights of our vacation in a cheap motel.
If you miss the last bus home, you can always stay the night .
We took the night train to Glasgow.
Night was beginning to fall .
the cold night air
2.) ¦(EVENING)¦
the time during the evening until you go to bed
We had a really good meal last night .
They stay in and watch television every night .
She recognised him from the night before (=the previous evening) .
My parents are coming for dinner tomorrow night .
Friday/Saturday etc night
There's a party at Ben's place on Saturday night.
We were on our way back from a night out (=an evening when you go to a party, restaurant, theatre etc) at the theatre.
Anna doesn't like him walking home late at night .
quiz night/student night etc
(=an evening when a particular event happens, especially at a bar, club etc)
3.) nights
if you do something nights, you do it regularly or often at night
I work nights, so I'm usually asleep during the day.
4.) night!
spoken used to say goodbye to someone when it is late in the evening or when they are going to bed
Night! See you tomorrow!
5.) night night!
spoken used to say goodbye to someone, especially a child, when they are going to bed
6.) night and day/day and night
all the time
The store is guarded day and night.
We had to work night and day to get it finished.
7.) night or day/day or night
at any time
You can call me any time, night or day.
8.) night after night
every night for a long period
He's out drinking night after night.
9.) first night/opening night
the first performance of a play or show
→↑premiere
We saw 'Riverdance' on its opening night.
10.) spend the night with sb/spend the night together
to sleep with someone and have sex with them
And you thought we spent the night together?
11.) a good night's sleep
a night when you sleep well
You'll feel better after a good night's sleep.
12.) (have a) late/early night
to go to bed later or earlier than usual
I think I'll have an early night.
13.) last thing at night
at the end of the day, just before you go to bed
You should water plants either first thing in the morning or last thing at night.
→↑nightly
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
last night
at night (=when it is night)
in/during the night (=at a particular point in the night)
in the middle of the night
all night (long)
by night (=at night, rather than in the day)
at this time of night (=used when you are surprised)
in/at the dead of night literary (=in the middle of the night when it is quiet)
spend/stay a night somewhere
stay the night (=sleep at the house of someone you are visiting)
night train/bus/flight
night falls written (=it starts to become dark)
the night air
the night sky
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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