night-light


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night-light

(nīt′līt′)
n.
A small, dim light left on all night.

night-light

n
a dim light burning at night, esp for children

night′-light`



n.
a light kept burning at night, as in a sickroom.
[1640–1650]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.night-light - light (as a candle or small bulb) that burns in a bedroom at night (as for children or invalids)
light source, light - any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
Translations

night-light

[ˈnaɪtlaɪt] Nlamparilla f, mariposa f

night-light

[ˈnaɪtˌlaɪt] nlumino da notte
References in classic literature ?
She lit the night-light, and extinguished the candles-- with one exception, which she removed to a little table, placed on the side of the bed opposite to the side occupied by the arm-chair.
Lying on her left side, with her face turned away from the table, she could see the arm-chair by the dim night-light.
The night-light had gone out; and the room, as a matter of course, was in total darkness.
And by-and-by when they were alone with their night-light she would start up in bed crying "Hsh
Not at all," cried a glow-worm, "if she were to wake without seeing a night-light she might be frightened, so I shall be her night-light.
Where did the table with the night-light stand,--far from the bed?
When we were in complete darkness, he lit a wax vesta, and asked Daddy Jacques to move to the middle of the chamber with it to the place where the night-light was burning that night.
Then the figure, from whom she could not detach her eyes, and who appeared more protecting than menacing, took the glass, and walking towards the night-light held it up, as if to test its transparency.
It's no joke, I can tell you, readin' a great big book, in double columns, by a night-light, and the light that comes through a chink in the door.
As I had asked for a night-light, the chamberlain had brought me in, before he left me, the good old constitutional rush-light of those virtuous days - an object like the ghost of a walking-cane, which instantly broke its back if it were touched, which nothing could ever be lighted at, and which was placed in solitary confinement at the bottom of a high tin tower, perforated with round holes that made a staringly wide-awake pattern on the walls.
I have my night-light cycling through the seven shades of the rainbow, and now as the room goes blue, the gloom gleams.
Even though it's just a lowly night-light, it's practically perfect in every way.