nightcap


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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 ?
Pickwick laughed to himself so heartily, that it would have been quite delightful to any man of well-constituted mind to have watched the smiles that expanded his amiable features as they shone forth from beneath the nightcap.
In another second or two, the nightcap was thrust out of the chaise-window, and a stentorian voice bellowed to the driver to stop: which he did, as soon as he could pull up his horses.
One day his wife was ironing and she ironed a great big nightcap with a frill round it.
An old man in a nightcap opened the window and looked out.
It's my belief, Peggy, my dear," said he, as he placidly pulled his nightcap over his ears, "that there will be such a ball danced in a day or two as some of 'em has never heard the chune of"; and he was much more happy to retire to rest after partaking of a quiet tumbler, than to figure at any other sort of amusement.
Here Mrs Varden, who, with her countenance shrouded in a large nightcap, had been all this time intent upon the Protestant Manual, looked round, and acknowledged Miggs's championship by commanding her to hold her tongue.
Those who had been greedy with the staves of the cask, had acquired a tigerish smear about the mouth; and one tall joker so besmirched, his head more out of a long squalid bag of a nightcap than in it, scrawled upon a wall with his finger dipped in muddy wine-lees--BLOOD.
Having adopted in its place a dirty cotton nightcap, and groped about in the dark till he found a remnant of candle, he knocked at the partition which divided the two garrets, and inquired, in a loud voice, whether Mr Noggs had a light.
The first person Rostov met in the officers' ward was a thin little man with one arm, who was walking about the first room in a nightcap and hospital dressing gown, with a pipe between his teeth.
It stood there, bare and great and smokeless, like a place not lived in; only in one of the top windows, there was the peak of a nightcap bobbing up and down and back and forward, like the head of a rabbit from a burrow.
It's very stupid, but it'll pass off," said Anna quickly, and she bent her flushed face over a tiny bag in which she was packing a nightcap and some cambric handkerchiefs.
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.