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night·gown

 (nīt′goun′)
n.
A loose garment worn in bed or for lounging. Also called nightdress.
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nightgown

(ˈnaɪtˌɡaʊn)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) another name for nightdress
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a man's nightshirt
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night•gown

(ˈnaɪtˌgaʊn)

n.
1. a loose gown, worn in bed by women or children.
2. Archaic. dressing gown.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nightgown - lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by womennightgown - lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women
intimate apparel, lingerie - women's underwear and nightclothes
nightcap - a cloth cap worn in bed
nightclothes, nightwear, sleepwear - garments designed to be worn in bed
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Translations
ثَوبُ الْنَّومِثَوب النَّوْم للنِّساء
noční košile
natkjole
yöpaita
spavaćica
náttkjóll
ねまき
잠옷
nočná košeľa
nattlinne
ชุดนอน
váy ngủ

nightgown

[ˈnaɪtgaʊn] N (esp US) → camisón m de noche
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

nightgown

[ˈnaɪtgaʊn] n (US)chemise f de nuit
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

nightgown

[ˈnaɪtˌgaʊn] n (frm) → camicia da notte
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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nightgown

ثَوبُ الْنَّومِ noční košile natkjole Nachthemd νυχτικό camisón yöpaita chemise de nuit spavaćica camicia da notte ねまき 잠옷 nachthemd nattkjole koszula nocna camisa de noite, camisola ночная рубашка nattlinne ชุดนอน gecelik váy ngủ 女睡衣
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nightgown

n. bata de dormir, camisa o camisón.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
As to quantity, she bought enough to make a nightgown."
In going back to her own room, her nightgown must have brushed the wet paint on the door.
Amongst the beautiful stuff Saxon went over, she found a nightgown and a combination undersuit of her own manufacture.
She made ruffled chemises of sheer linen, with her own fine edgings and French embroidery on breast and shoulders; linen hand-made combination undersuits; and nightgowns, fairy and cobwebby, embroidered, trimmed with Irish lace.
The youngster was in his long white nightgown, that kept tripping him up as Madame Ratignolle led him along by the hand.
Standing on the ledge he could see trees far away, which were doubtless the Kensington Gardens, and the moment he saw them he entirely forgot that he was now a little boy in a nightgown, and away he flew, right over the houses to the Gardens.
He awoke long before morning, shivering, and saying to himself, "I never was out in such a cold night;" he had really been out in colder nights when he was a bird, but, of course, as everybody knows, what seems a warm night to a bird is a cold night to a boy in a nightgown. Peter also felt strangely uncomfortable, as if his head was stuffy, he heard loud noises that made him look round sharply, though they were really himself sneezing.
With a sob she hastily discarded her garments, put on the skimpy nightgown and sprang into bed where she burrowed face downward into the pillow and pulled the clothes over her head.
The woman kissed his eyes, and with thin, small hands felt the warm body through his white flannel nightgown. She pressed him closer to herself.
She stood there in so much of her candor and so little of her nightgown, with her pink bare feet and the golden glow of her curls.
Cobb gave a cluck, slapped the reins, and the horses started sedately on their daily task--"all I want to say is that it is a journey when"--the stage was really under way now and Rebecca had to put her head out of the window over the door in order to finish her sentence--"it IS a journey when you carry a nightgown!"
The lurid presentment so powerfully affected her imagination in the silence of the sleeping house that her nightgown became damp with perspiration, and the bedstead shook with each throb of her heart.