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watch night

n.
1. New Year's Eve.
2. A religious service held on New Year's Eve.

watch night

(in Protestant churches) n
1. (Protestantism)
a. the night of December 24, during which a service is held to mark the arrival of Christmas Day
b. the night of December 31, during which a service is held to mark the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new
2. (Protestantism) the service held on either of these nights

watch′ night`


n.
1. the last night of the year.
2. a religious service held on this night.
[1735–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watch night - a devotional service (especially on New Year's Eve)
divine service, religious service, service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
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As his home was situated near the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Sindhu used to watch night matches from his rooftop and draw sketches of the players using a pencil.
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Waddy's wife during their watch night service on New Year's Eve.