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night·fall

 (nīt′fôl′)
n.
The approach of darkness; dusk.

nightfall

(ˈnaɪtˌfɔːl)
n
the approach of darkness; dusk

night•fall

(ˈnaɪtˌfɔl)

n.
the coming of night; dusk.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nightfall - the time of day immediately following sunsetnightfall - the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
even, evening, eventide, eve - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
night - a shortening of nightfall; "they worked from morning to night"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"

nightfall

noun evening, sunset, twilight, dusk, sundown, eventide, gloaming (Scot. or poetic), eve (archaic) We started work at dawn and stopped at nightfall.
morning, dawn, dawning, daylight, sunrise, aurora (poetic), daybreak, cockcrow

nightfall

noun
The period between afternoon and nighttime:
Archaic: even, vesper.
Translations
هُبوط الليْل
soumrak
skumring
iltahämärä
alkony
nóttrökkurbil, ljósaskipti, næturkoma
mrak
akşam karanlığıakşam vakti

nightfall

[ˈnaɪtfɔːl] Nanochecer m
at nightfallal anochecer
by nightfallantes del anochecer

nightfall

[ˈnaɪtfɔːl] ntombée f de la nuit
by nightfall
I need to get to Lyon by nightfall → Il faut que je sois à Lyon avant la tombée de la nuit.
at nightfall → à la tombée de la nuit

nightfall

[ˈnaɪtˌfɔːl] ncrepuscolo
at nightfall → al calar della notte

night

(nait) noun
1. the period from sunset to sunrise. We sleep at night; They talked all night (long); He travelled by night and rested during the day; The days were warm and the nights were cool; (also adjective) He is doing night work.
2. the time of darkness. In the Arctic in winter, night lasts for twenty-four hours out of twenty-four.
ˈnightly adjective, adverb
every night. a nightly news programme; He goes there nightly.
ˈnight-club noun
a club open at night for drinking, dancing, entertainment etc.
ˈnightdress, ˈnightgown noun
a garment for wearing in bed.
ˈnightfall noun
the beginning of night; dusk.
ˈnightmare noun
a frightening dream. I had a nightmare about being strangled.
ˈnightmarish adjective
ˈnight-school noun
(a place providing) educational classes held in the evenings for people who are at work during the day.
ˈnight shift
1. (a period of) work during the night. He's on (the) night shift this week.
2. the people who work during this period. We met the night shift leaving the factory.
ˈnight-time noun
the time when it is night. Owls are usually seen at night-time.
ˌnight-ˈwatchman noun
a person who looks after a building etc during the night.

nightfall

n. atardecer, anochecer.
References in classic literature ?
Our lives centred around warmth and food and the return of the men at nightfall.
She thought of Madame Ratignolle, but knew that her fair friend did not leave the house, except to take a languid walk around the block with her husband after nightfall.
It was like the heavy mass of clouds which we may often see obscuring the sky, and making a gray twilight everywhere, until, towards nightfall, it yields temporarily to a glimpse of sunshine.
With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
Subsequently she had gathered, from the conversations she had overheard among the negroes, as she glided about in her ghostly disguise, after nightfall, who he was, and in what relation he stood to Tom.
At last the wind sprang up and a cloud appeared -- in the right quarter, too, and just at nightfall.
Big as he is, I have carried him eighty-one miles between nightfall and sunrise on the scout; and I am good for fifty, day in and day out, and all the time.
Toward nightfall, when we were about tired out, we came up against a rock as big as a cottage.
He returned, now, and hung about the fence till nightfall, "showing off," as before; but the girl never exhibited herself again, though Tom comforted him- self a little with the hope that she had been near some window, meantime, and been aware of his attentions.
Finding my apprehensions unfounded, however, and calmed by the deep silence that reigned as evening declined at nightfall, I took confidence.
I didn't set eyes on her for as much as a minute altogether; and there I have been hanging about the place till after nightfall on the chance of seeing her again -- skulking, I should have called it, if I had found one of my men doing what I have been doing myself.
The name of that prisoner was Damiens, and it was all done in open day, in the open streets of this city of Paris; and nothing was more noticed in the vast concourse that saw it done, than the crowd of ladies of quality and fashion, who were full of eager attention to the last--to the last, Jacques, prolonged until nightfall, when he had lost two legs and an arm, and still breathed