midnight


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mid·night

 (mĭd′nīt′)
n.
1. The middle of the night, specifically 12 o'clock at night.
2.
a. Intense darkness or gloom.
b. A period of darkness and gloom.

midnight

(ˈmɪdˌnaɪt)
n
1.
a. the middle of the night; 12 o'clock at night
b. (as modifier): the midnight hour.
2. burn the midnight oil to work or study late into the night
ˈmidˌnightly adj, adv

mid•night

(ˈmɪdˌnaɪt)

n.
1. the middle of the night, esp. twelve o'clock at night.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to midnight.
3. resembling midnight, as in darkness.
[before 900]
mid′night`ly, adj., adv.

midnight

  • beauty sleep - First defined as sleep taken before midnight, regarded as the most refreshing portion.
  • mesonoxian - Means "of or related to midnight."
  • quarternight - Halfway between sundown and midnight.
  • small hours - Midnight or 1 a.m. to dawn, when the numbered hours are "small."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midnight - 12 o'clock at nightmidnight - 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night; "young children should not be allowed to stay up until midnight"
night, nighttime, dark - the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"

midnight

noun twelve o'clock, middle of the night, dead of night, twelve o'clock at night, the witching hour The entrance gates were locked at midnight.
Translations
مُنْتَصَفُ الْلَيلِمُنْتَصَف ليل
полунощ
půlnocpůlnoční
midnatmidnats-
noktmezonoktomezo
kesköö
keskiyö
חצותחצות הלילה
ponoć
éjfél
medienocte
tengah malam
miînætti
真夜中深夜
자정
vidurnaktis
pusnakts
polnocpolnočný
polnoč
midnatt
เที่ยงคืน
північ
ادھی رات
nửa đêm

midnight

[ˈmɪdnaɪt]
A. Nmedianoche f
at midnighta medianoche
to burn the midnight oilquemarse las pestañas
B. CPD midnight blue Nnegro m azulado
midnight mass Nmisa f del gallo
the midnight sun Nel sol de medianoche

midnight

[ˈmɪdnaɪt]
nminuit m
at midnight → à minuit
modif [deadline] → de minuitmidnight blue
adjbleu nuit inv
n (= colour) → bleu m nuitmidnight feast nfestin m de minuitmidnight oil n
to burn the midnight oil → travailler très tard dans la nuit

midnight

[ˈmɪdˌnaɪt]
1. nmezzanotte f
at midnight → a mezzanotte
2. adj (gen) → di mezzanotte; (attack) → a mezzanotte

midnight

(ˈmidnait) noun
twelve o'clock at night. I'll go to bed at midnight; (also adjective) a midnight attack.

midnight

مُنْتَصَفُ الْلَيلِ půlnoc midnat Mitternacht μεσάνυχτα medianoche keskiyö minuit ponoć mezzanotte 真夜中 자정 middernacht midnatt północ meia-noite полночь midnatt เที่ยงคืน gece yarısı nửa đêm 午夜

midnight

n. medianoche.
References in classic literature ?
When old Marheyo received his share of the spoils, immediate preparations were made for a midnight banquet; calabashes of poee-poee were filled to the brim; green bread-fruit were roasted; and a huge cake of 'amar' was cut up with a sliver of bamboo and laid out on an immense banana-leaf.
At midnight we'll start out again, for at dawn tomorrow we must be at the Field of Wonders.
When thou hearest this clock strike the hours at midnight, then thinkest thou between one and twelve thereon--
Doubtless the good man has spent many a studious hour in this old chair, either penning a sermon or reading some abstruse book of theology, till midnight came upon him unawares.
Now just at midnight, every night, the lost heiress stood in the mouth of her cave, arrayed in white robes, and sang a little love ballad which her Crusader had made for her.
Thou saw'st the murdered mate when tossed by pirates from the midnight deck; for hours he fell into the deeper midnight of the insatiate maw; and his murderers still sailed on unharmed --while swift lightnings shivered the neighboring ship that would have borne a righteous husband to outstretched, longing arms.
At midnight she heard to her great horror some one coming along the passage, and in a minute her door was flung wide open and a troop of strange beings entered the room.
The colonel of the regiment came to the Chobham bridge and was busy questioning the crowd at midnight.
As soon as it was midnight, there came in two little naked dwarfs; and they sat themselves upon the shoemaker's bench, took up all the work that was cut out, and began to ply with their little fingers, stitching and rapping and tapping away at such a rate, that the shoemaker was all wonder, and could not take his eyes off them.
Between eight o'clock and midnight one optician in Jones'-Fall Street made his fortune by the sale of opera-glasses.
As the place of meeting was lonely and the time midnight, the State Official set down the Dome of the Capitol, and commanded the supposed traveller to throw up his hands.
So the Chairman appointed a committee to watch for the victim at midnight, and take him as he should attempt to sneak into town across-lots from the tamarack swamp.