What is night?

  • (noun): The period spent sleeping.
    Example: "I had a restless night"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Night or nighttime is the period of time between the sunset and the sunrise when the Sun is below the horizon. This occurs after dusk. The opposite of night is day (or "daytime" to distinguish it from "day" as used for a 24-hour period). The start and end points of time of a night vary based on factors such as season, latitude, longitude and timezone.

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Garrett Morris - Saturday Night Live
... one of the original cast members of NBC's Saturday Night Live ... According to the book Saturday Night A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live, Morris was frequently unhappy during his tenure on SNL from 1975–1980, and expressed the ... African-American performers who have followed Morris on Saturday Night Live have at times been publicly concerned with not experiencing the same fate Morris did ...
Bristol Beaufighter - Operational Service
... exactly the same time as the first British Airborne Interception (AI) Night fighter radar sets ... By early 1941, it was an effective counter to Luftwaffe night raids ... A night-fighter Mk VIF was supplied to squadrons in March 1942, equipped with AI Mark VIII radar ...
Jewel (singer) - Writing
... Jewel published a book of poetry titled A Night Without Armor in 1998 ... the poet Beau Sia composed a book-length response to "A Night Without Armor" entitled "A Night Without Armor II the Revenge." The reviewer Edna Gundersen, writing in USA ...
1930 In Literature - New Prose Fiction
... Buck - East Wind West Wind John Dickson Carr - It Walks By Night Leslie Charteris - Enter the Saint Agatha Christie The Murder at the Vicarage The ... întâia noapte de război (The Last Night of Love, the First Night of War) Watty Piper - The Little Engine That Could J ...
Blackmore's Night
... Blackmore's Night is a British/American traditional folk rock duo consisting of Ritchie Blackmore (acoustic and electric guitar) and Candice Night (lead vocals, lyricist and multi-i ...

More definitions of "night":

  • (noun): The time between sunset and midnight.
    Example: "He watched television every night"
  • (noun): The dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit.
    Example: "Three nights later he collapsed"
  • (noun): Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx.
    Synonyms: Nox
  • (noun): The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
    Synonyms: nighttime, dark
  • (noun): Darkness.
    Example: "It vanished into the night"
  • (noun): A period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom.
  • (noun): A shortening of nightfall.
    Example: "They worked from morning to night"

Famous quotes containing the word night:

    The glory of the day was in her face,
    The beauty of the night was in her eyes.
    James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938)

    Only when one cannot sleep does one know how long the night is.
    Chinese proverb.

    The night whose sable breast relieves the stark,
    White stars, is no less lovely being dark,
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)