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night·cap

 (nīt′kăp′)
n.
1. A usually alcoholic drink taken just before bedtime.
2. Sports & Games The last event in a day's competition, especially the final game in a baseball double-header.
3. A cloth cap worn especially in bed.

nightcap

(ˈnaɪtˌkæp)
n
1. a bedtime drink, esp an alcoholic or hot one
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a soft cap formerly worn in bed

night•cap

(ˈnaɪtˌkæp)

n.
1. an alcoholic drink taken at the end of the day.
2. a cap for the head, intended primarily to be worn in bed.
3. Informal. the last of a day's sports events, esp. the second game of a doubleheader in baseball.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nightcap - an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime; often alcoholic
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
2.nightcap - a cloth cap worn in bed
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
nightdress, nightgown, nightie, night-robe, gown - lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women
3.nightcap - the final game of a double header
game - a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted two hours"
double feature, doubleheader, twin bill - two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day)
Translations
yömyssy
nattmössasängfösare

nightcap

[ˈnaɪtkæp] N
1. (= hat) → gorro m de dormir
2. (= drink) bebida que se toma antes de acostarse

nightcap

[ˈnaɪtkæp] n
Would you like a nightcap? → Prendrez-vous quelque chose avant de vous coucher ?

nightcap

[ˈnaɪtˌkæp] npapalina, berretto da notte; (drink) bicchierino prima di andare a letto
References in classic literature ?
Well, so short had been the interval that when I found my feet again all was in the same posture, the fellow with the red night-cap still half-way over, another still just showing his head above the top of the stockade.
But Totty was not disposed to sleep; and when her cousins entered, she raised herself up and showed a pair of flushed cheeks, which looked fatter than ever now they were defined by the edge of her linen night-cap.
At length, towards noon, upon the final dismissal of the ship's riggers, and after the Pequod had been hauled out from the wharf, and after the ever-thoughtful Charity had come off in a whaleboat, with her last gift --a night-cap for Stubb, the second mate, her brother-in-law, and a spare bible for the steward -- after all this, the two captains, Peleg and Bildad, issued from the cabin, and turning to the chief mate, Peleg said: Now, Mr.
Late as the Dutch clock' showed it to be, the poor woman was still hard at work at an ironing-table; a young child lay sleeping in a cradle near the fire; and another, a sturdy boy of two or three years old, very wide awake, with a very tight night-cap on his head, and a night-gown very much too small for him on his body, was sitting bolt upright in a clothes-basket, staring over the rim with his great round eyes, and looking as if he had thoroughly made up his mind never to go to sleep any more; which, as he had already declined to take his natural rest and had been brought out of bed in consequence, opened a cheerful prospect for his relations and friends.
Wragge, arrayed in the white apparel proper for the occasion, with her moon-face framed round by a spacious halo of night-cap, looked so hugely and disproportionately large, that Magdalen, anxious as she was, could not repress a smile on taking leave of her traveling companion for the night.
So saying he leaped off the bed, intending to close the door and not allow Senora Rodriguez to enter; but as he went to shut it Senora Rodriguez returned with a wax candle lighted, and having a closer view of Don Quixote, with the coverlet round him, and his bandages and night-cap, she was alarmed afresh, and retreating a couple of paces, exclaimed, "Am I safe, sir knight?
Du Bousquier rubbed his cotton night-cap to the top of his head with a rotatory motion, which plainly indicated the tremendous fermentation of his ideas.
But they had reached the inn, and a stout maid-servant in a night-cap was at the door with a lantern, to take Newman's traveling-bag from the porter who trudged behind him.
A head rose slowly out of the bedclothes, covered with a red night-cap.
Sir Pitt Crawley in his night-cap and dressing-gown, such a figure
At one of the chamber-windows of Governor Bellingham's mansion, which stood at some distance, on the line of another street, he beheld the appearance of the old magistrate himself with a lamp in his hand a white night-cap on his head, and a long white gown enveloping his figure.
What do you mean by casting my station in my teeth, because I can't put my night-cap on comfortably till you have brushed my hair?