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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 ?
With many thanks, they said good night and crept in, hoping to disturb no one, but the instant their door creaked, two little nightcaps bobbed up, and two sleepy but eager voices cried out.
A narrow winding street, full of offence and stench, with other narrow winding streets diverging, all peopled by rags and nightcaps, and all smelling of rags and nightcaps, and all visible things with a brooding look upon them that looked ill.
For days they suffered the doleful rigors and retchings of sea-sickness, lurking below in their berths in squalid state, or emerging now and then like spectres from the hatchways, in capotes and blankets, with dirty nightcaps, grizzly beard, lantern visage and unhappy eye, shivering about the deck, and ever and anon crawling to the sides of the vessel, and offering up their tributes to the windward, to infinite annoyance of the captain.
At this detonation, the peaceable inhabitants of the surrounding houses woke up; many windows were seen to open, and nightcaps and hands holding candles appeared at the casements.
Before very long--so soothing is the influence of an after-dinner view of feudal antiquities, taken through the medium of an approving conscience--Lady Lundie's eyes closed; and from Lady Lundie's nose there poured, at intervals, a sound, deep like her ladyship's learning; regular, like her ladyship's habits--a sound associated with nightcaps and bedrooms, evoked alike by Nature, the leveler, from high and low--the sound (oh, Truth what enormities find publicity in thy name
Each boy is required to bring, sir, two suits of clothes, six shirts, six pair of stockings, two nightcaps, two pocket-handkerchiefs, two pair of shoes, two hats, and a razor.
We were just getting on our nightcaps to sit up,--me and mistress.
Ran against him among a lot of those dirty brown dogs in women's nightcaps a great deal too big for 'em, calling themselves Arabs and all sorts of incoherent races.
White, in his nightcap, put his head out and said, "What do you want?
Midnight being come at length, I read another tale, for a nightcap -- this which here follows, to wit:
Besides, you know, you'll be in costume, and that makes all the difference in the world; Juliet's in a balcony, enjoying the moonlight before she goes to bed, and she's got on her night- gown and her ruffled nightcap.
Miranda's pale, sharp face, framed in its nightcap, looked haggard on the pillow, and her body was pitifully still under the counterpane.