What is Night?

  • (noun): The period spent sleeping.
    Example: "I had a restless 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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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) ...
Garrett Morris - Saturday Night Live
... since the early 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 ... African-American performers who have followed Morris on Saturday Night Live have at times been publicly concerned with not experiencing the same fate ...
Bristol Beaufighter - Operational Service
... time as the first British Airborne Interception (AI) Night fighter radar sets ... 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 ...
1930 In Literature - New Prose Fiction
... 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 ... Bal Camil Petrescu - Ultima noapte 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
... published a book of poetry titled A Night Without Armor in 1998 ... 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, noted, "Hers is flowery and sensitive ...

More definitions of "Night":

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

Famous quotes containing the word night:

    Because of something told under the famished horn
    Of the hunter’s moon, that hung between the night and the day,
    To dream of women whose beauty was folded in dismay,
    Even in an old story, is a burden not to be borne.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Speak, even, as if I did not hear you speaking,
    But spoke for you perfectly in my thoughts,
    Conceiving words,
    As the night conceives the sea-sounds in silence,
    And out of their droning sibilants makes
    A serenade.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Just getting in the pool for seven straight hours is unbearable to me.... It’s grueling. There’s nothing physically pleasurable about it. If you’re doing a hard workout, you’re throwing up in the gutter. At night you cling to your pillow and just hope that your body revives before you have to go back and do it again.
    Diana Nyad (b. 1949)