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all night·er

or all-night·er (ôl′nī′tər)
n. Informal
A project or event lasting all through the night, especially an intense bout of study or work: pulled an all nighter to finish the assignment on time.
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an entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all night
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n. Informal.
something lasting or open all night, as an all-night game or all-night supermarket.
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Up to 23 DJs, five MCs and five PAs, some with notorious reputations, had been booked by promoters for the all-nighter.
Gears of War for the Xbox 360 snatched the Ultimate Game of the Year gong, along with Editors' Choice, Xbox Game of the Year and Nuts All-Nighter awards.
The party gets under way at Subway in Livery Street with Blue and its Mardi Gras all-nighter from 10pm until 10am on Saturday.
For the benefit of those either too young to know or too old to remember, an all-nighter was the equivalent to a modern day rave, where those with the energy (or boosted by the odd substance) could dance the night away, all the way through till 7 or 8am the following morning.
All this before he was due to perform another set, over the road at Ronnie Scotts, as part of its Kosovo Aid all-nighter. As the man quipped we can now call him Tony Benefit.
After that it was an all-nighter round #Pa-Rih (yep, she even created her own hashtag - pretty good pun actually, fancy a job here?) before turning up at 9am for the fashion show.
For much of the time, Brandon's partner in crime has been that other legendary hellraiser, Alex P, and on Saturday the pair will be reunited for the launch of the Perfect Night All-nighter at Nation, which also features PAs from Fedde Le Grand vs Camille Jones and Nikki Belle with Sunset to Sunrise, not to mention a host of top jocks.
The all-nighter runs from 10pm with headline DJs Joe Hunt, Dean Curtis, Andre Amour, Will Smith and others.
Not only that, but the all-nighter that was spent in the library marked the intro of the last third of the semester.
And even though she had to leave the taxi window open for any stomach churning moments, at least it's an improvement from the 14-hour all-nighter she enjoyed to mark her 18th.
This is also a picture of Rihanna after she partied before going to an early morning fashion show in The night before, RiRi managed to hook up with Hunger Games actress J-Law on her big Monday night out in the French capital, telling followers on Twitter: "Bumped into the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence at dinner!" After that it was an all-nighter round #Pa-Rih (yep, she even created her own hashtag - pretty good pun actually, fancy a job here?) before turning up at 9am for the fashion show.
Garlands has Desire this Sunday for a big all-nighter; G-Bar is pulling out all the stops; and the bars, including Masguerade, Lisbon, Foundation and more will be expecting big crowds for our four-day break.