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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 ?
Hardly any temptation could persuade the boy to stir abroad after nightfall.
An hour later, after nightfall, he repassed the plantation, going northward in the direction from which he had come.
JAMRACH the Rich, being anxious to reach the City of Political Distinction before nightfall, arrived at a fork of the road and was undecided which branch to follow; so he consulted a Wise-Looking Person who sat by the wayside.
When nightfall and the time of the wild beasts came upon these, the Englishman happened to climb up into the very same tree on which the Scotsman was when he got a sight of the castle; and as soon as the day began to dawn and the Englishman looked to the four quarters of heaven, what did he see but the castle too
It was fight, fight, fight, and no let-up, from the first thing in the morning till nightfall.
Fontenelle and his party had not fared much better; the chief part had managed to reach the river by nightfall, but were nearly knocked up by the exertion; the horses of others sank under them, and they were obliged to pass the night upon the road.
The youthful monarch was most eagerly anxious for amusements; only twice during the journey had he been able to catch a glimpse of La Valliere, and, suspecting that his only opportunity of speaking to her would be after nightfall, in the gardens, and after the ceremonial of reception had been gone through, he had been very desirous to arrive at Vaux as early as possible.
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.
Coming towards nightfall to a small inn in a lonely unpopulated countryside, we found that the only accommodation the inn afforded was one double-bedded room, and there was no other inn for at least ten miles.
As he was seated in his tent after nightfall, one of the men came to him privately, and informed him that there was mischief brewing in the camp.
The next thing that I recollect was my pulling myself out of a river just at nightfall.
Up till nightfall, a dull, noiseless agitation, such as precedes great catastrophes, ran through the anxious multitude.