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 ?
The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a coverlet here, settling a pillow there, and pausing to look long and tenderly at each unconscious face, to kiss each with lips that mutely blessed, and to pray the fervent prayers which only mothers utter.
He knew that a local freight train passed through Winesburg at midnight and went on to Cleveland, where it arrived at dawn.
Tom and Ned shot two deer, and these formed the main part of the feast and the Indians made merry about the fire until nearly midnight.
At midnight the parents of the bride said good-bye to her and blessed her.
Numberless recent massacres were still vivid in their recollections; nor was there any ear in the provinces so deaf as not to have drunk in with avidity the narrative of some fearful tale of midnight murder, in which the natives of the forests were the principal and barbarous actors.
It was already past midnight when she noticed that the wind had again abated.
Old Matthew Maule, especially, was known to have as little hesitation or difficulty in rising out of his grave as an ordinary man in getting out of bed, and was as often seen at midnight as living people at noonday.
If the same multitude which had stood as eye-witnesses while Hester Prynne sustained her punishment could now have been summoned forth, they would have discerned no face above the platform nor hardly the outline of a human shape, in the dark grey of the midnight.
Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.
It was when, at midnight, she had her hand on the schoolroom door to take leave.
Suppose now, he should tumble in upon me at midnight --how could I tell from what vile hole he had been coming?
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.