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See Also: DARKNESS
- The black night spread like glistening caviar —Diane Wakoski
- The dark-blue velvet night hung like a curtain —Elizabeth Bowen
- The darkness of night, like pain, is dumb; the darkness of dawn, like peace, is silent —Rabindranath Tagore
- Dusk was falling like blue flakes —Truman Capote
- The evenings and nights were like shutters opening and closing, no more than that —Dan Jacobson
- Midnight shakes the memory as a madman shakes a dead geranium —T. S. Eliot
- Night, bereft of dreams, is like a deserted railway station after hours —Robert Duncan
- Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truth —P. J. Bailey
- Night comes like a blackout —John Rechy
- The night dives down like one great crow —Richard Wilbur
- Night falls like a dropped shutter —Beryl Markham
- Night falls like fire —Algernon Charles Swinburne
- The night feels like a gigantic Ferris wheel turning in blackness, very slowly —Margaret Laurence
- Night had fallen like a black curtain —Colin Forbes
- The night is as soft as milk —Albert Camus
- The night is like flower petals, the air moist as a damp cloth —W. P. Kinsella
- The night is soft and silent, warm as cashmere —W. P. Kinsella
- The night roars on … like an express train —Erich Maria Remarque
- The night descended on her like a benediction —Joseph Conrad
- The nights stick together like pages in an old book —John Ashberry
- The night stretches before me like an endless checklist —Natascha Wodin
- The night trickles on like liquid time —Natascha Wodin
- The still night drifted deep like snow about me —Edna St. Vincent Millay
- The summer night is like a perfection of thought —Wallace Stevens
- The night, like ice, seemed to harden around her —William Dieter
Night is the period during each twenty-four hours when it is dark. If something happens regularly during this period, you say that it happens at night.
A night is one of these periods of darkness. You usually refer to a particular period as the night.
If something happened during the night before the present day, you say that it happened in the night, during the night, or last night.
You can also say that a situation existed last night.
Last night is also used for saying that something happened during the previous evening.
If you are talking about a day in the past and you want to say that something happened the night before that day, you say that it happened in the night, during the night, or the previous night.
If you want to make it clear that you are talking about a particular time in the early part of the night rather than the morning, you add at night.
However, if you are talking about a time after midnight and you want to make it clear that you are talking about the night and not the afternoon, you say in the morning.
|Noun||1.||night - the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside|
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours - time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two days later they left"; "they put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day"
weeknight - any night of the week except Saturday or Sunday
evening - the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way; "an evening at the opera"
late-night hour - the latter part of night
midnight - 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night; "young children should not be allowed to stay up until midnight"
small hours - the hours just after midnight
lights-out - a prescribed bedtime
wedding night - the night after the wedding when bride and groom sleep together
|2.||night - a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom|
|3.||night - the period spent sleeping; "I had a restless night"|
|4.||night - the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit; "three nights later he collapsed"|
|5.||night - darkness; "it vanished into the night"|
|6.||night - a shortening of nightfall; "they worked from morning to night"|
|7.||night - the time between sunset and midnight; "he watched television every night"|
|8.||Night - Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx|
"Night hath a thousand eyes" [John Lyly Maides Metamorphose]
"The night has a thousand eyes,"
"And the day but one" [F.W. Bourdillon Light]
"Night is the half of life, and the better half" [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre]
"the huge and thoughtful night" [Walt Whitman When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd]
"sable-vested night, eldest of things" [John Milton Paradise Lost]
it is night (liter) → es de noche
Monday night → el lunes por la noche
a Beethoven night → un concierto dedicado a Beethoven
all night (long) → toda la noche
at night → por la noche, de noche
11 o'clock at night → las 11 de la noche
last thing at night → lo último antes de acostarse
to stay up late at night → trasnochar
to have a bad night → dormir mal, pasar una mala noche
the night before the ceremony → la víspera de la ceremonia
by night → de noche, por la noche
night and day → noche y día
to have an early night → acostarse temprano
good night! → ¡buenas noches!
in the night → durante la noche
last night (= late) → anoche; (= in the evening) → ayer por la tarde
the night before last → anteanoche
to have a late night → acostarse muy tarde
you've had too many late nights → llevas muchos días acostándote muy tarde
we decided to make a night of it and go to a club afterwards → decidimos prolongar la velada e irnos a una discoteca después
to have a night out → salir por la noche
I can't sleep nights (US) → no puedo dormir la noche
to spend the night → pasar la noche
to spend the night together (euph) (= to have sex) → pasar la noche juntos
tomorrow night → mañana por la noche
to work nights → trabajar de noche
night blindness N → ceguera f nocturna
night fighter N → caza m nocturno, cazabombardero m nocturno
night nurse N → enfermera f de noche
night owl N (fig) → ave f nocturna
night porter N → guarda m nocturno
night safe N → caja f de seguridad nocturna
night school N → escuela f nocturna
night shift N → turno m nocturno, turno m de noche
night stand N (US) = night table night storage heater N → acumulador m eléctrico nocturno
night table N → mesita f de noche
night vision N → visión f nocturna
see also night-vision night watch N (= shift) → turno m de noche (Hist) → ronda f nocturna; (= individual) = night watchman night watchman N (in factory) → vigilante m nocturno; (in street) → sereno m
night work N → trabajo m nocturno
I want a single room for two nights → Je veux une chambre à un lit pour deux nuits.
Night fell → La nuit est tombée.
He didn't sleep a wink all night → Il n'a pas fermé l'œil de la nuit.
The fighting continued all night → Les combats se sont poursuivis toute la nuit.
good night! → bonne nuit!
last night → la nuit dernière
I couldn't sleep last night → Je n'ai pas dormi la nuit dernière.
at night → la nuit
The doors are locked at night → Les portes sont fermées la nuit.
by night → de nuit
in the night → pendant la nuit
during the night → pendant la nuit
night and day → nuit et jour
day and night → jour et nuit
to have an early night → se coucher tôt
to have a late night → se coucher tard
to work nights → travailler de nuit
My mother works nights → Ma mère travaille de nuit.
I went out on Saturday night → Je suis sorti samedi soir.
I didn't get a dance all night → Je n'ai pas dansé de toute la soirée.
last night → hier soir
So whose party were you at last night? → Chez qui étiez-vous hier soir ?
at night → le soir
He was going to college at night, in order to become an accountant → Il prenait des cours du soir pour devenir comptable.
It's eleven o'clock at night in Moscow → Il est onze heures du soir à Moscou.
the night before adv → la veille au soir
He had drunk too much the night before → Il avait trop bu la veille au soir.; prep → la veille de
the night before the election → la veille des élections
the night before last → avant-hier soir big night, election night, night out
nightin cpds → Nacht-;
good night! → buona notte!
at night → di notte, la notte
in the night, during the night → durante la notte
by night → di notte
last night → la notte scorsa, ieri notte, stanotte
Tuesday night → martedì notte, la notte di martedì, la notte fra martedì e mercoledì (evening) → martedì sera, la sera di martedì
the night before → la notte prima (evening) → la sera prima
the night before last → l'altro ieri notte (evening) → l'altro ieri sera
11 o'clock at night → le 11 di sera
the last 3 nights of (Theatre) → le 3 ultime serate or rappresentazioni di
to have a night out → uscire la sera
we had a lovely night out → abbiamo passato una bellissima serata fuori
to spend the night → passare la notte
I spent the night studying → ho passato la notte a studiare
to have a good/bad night → dormire bene/male
to have a late night → andare a letto tardi
he's working nights → fa il turno di notte