What is night?

  • (noun): Darkness.
    Example: "It vanished into the night"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Night or nighttime is the period of time between the sunset and the sunrise when the Sun is below the horizon. This occurs after dusk. The opposite of night is day (or "daytime" to distinguish it from "day" as used for a 24-hour period). The start and end points of time of a night vary based on factors such as season, latitude, longitude and timezone.

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Garrett Morris - Saturday Night Live
1970s, but is best known as one of the original cast members of NBC's Saturday Night Live ... According to the book Saturday Night A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live, Morris was frequently unhappy during his tenure on SNL from 1975–1980, and expressed the opinion that he was usually typecast in ... African-American performers who have followed Morris on Saturday Night Live have at times been publicly concerned with not experiencing the same fate Morris did ...
Blackmore's Night
... Blackmore's Night is a British/American traditional folk rock duo consisting of Ritchie Blackmore (acoustic and electric guitar) and Candice Night (lead vocals, lyricist and multi-instrumentalist) ...
1930 In Literature - New Prose Fiction
... - East Wind West Wind John Dickson Carr - It Walks By Night Leslie Charteris - Enter the Saint Agatha Christie The Murder at the Vicarage The Mysterious Mr ... de dragoste, întâia noapte de război (The Last Night of Love, the First Night of War) Watty Piper - The Little Engine That Could J ...
Jewel (singer) - Writing
... Jewel published a book of poetry titled A Night Without Armor in 1998 ... the fall of '98, the poet Beau Sia composed a book-length response to "A Night Without Armor" entitled "A Night Without Armor II the Revenge." The reviewer Edna Gundersen, writing in USA Today ...
Bristol Beaufighter - Operational Service
... the first British Airborne Interception (AI) Night fighter radar sets. 1941, it was an effective counter to Luftwaffe night raids ... A night-fighter Mk VIF was supplied to squadrons in March 1942, equipped with AI Mark VIII radar ...

More definitions of "night":

  • (noun): Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx.
    Synonyms: Nox
  • (noun): The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
    Synonyms: nighttime, dark
  • (noun): A shortening of nightfall.
    Example: "They worked from morning to night"
  • (noun): The time between sunset and midnight.
    Example: "He watched television every night"
  • (noun): The dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit.
    Example: "Three nights later he collapsed"
  • (noun): A period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom.
  • (noun): The period spent sleeping.
    Example: "I had a restless night"

Famous quotes containing the word night:

    ‘Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
    Miguel De Cervantes (1547–1616)

    All night your moth-breath
    Flickers among the flat pink roses. I wake to listen:
    A far sea moves in my ear.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    First-born, for whom by day and night I yearn,
    Balanced and just are all of God’s decrees;
    Thou art avenged, my first-born, sleep in peace!”
    James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)