the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑night, ↑dark
Ant: ↑day (for: ↑night)
Derivationally related forms: ↑nightly (for: ↑night)
Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑period of time, ↑period
Hyponyms: ↑weeknight, ↑wedding night
Part Meronyms: ↑evening, ↑late-night hour, ↑midnight, ↑small hours, ↑lights-out

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Nighttime — Night time , n. The time from dusk to dawn; opposed to {daytime}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nighttime — night·time n 1: the time from dusk to dawn 2: a statutorily set period usu. beginning shortly after dusk and ending shortly after dawn Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • nighttime — (n.) also night time, c.1400, from NIGHT (Cf. night) + TIME (Cf. time) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nighttime — [nīt′tīm΄] n. the time between dusk and dawn; also, the time between sunset and sunrise …   English World dictionary

  • nighttime — night|time [ˈnaıt taım] n [U] the time during the night ≠ ↑daytime at nighttime ▪ animals that hunt at nighttime …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nighttime — noun (U) the time during the night: at nighttime: animals that hunt at nighttime opposite daytime …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nighttime — Generally, in absence of statutory provision to contrary, nighttime, within definition of burglary, is, as was held at common law, that period between sunset and sunrise during which there is not enough daylight to discern a man s face. State v.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • nighttime — noun Usage: often attributive Date: 14th century the time from dusk to dawn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nighttime — /nuyt tuym /, n. 1. the time between evening and morning. adj. 2. occurring, done, presented, etc., during the night, esp. the hours before midnight. Cf. daytime. [1350 1400; ME; see NIGHT, TIME] * * * …   Universalium

  • nighttime — noun The hours of darkness between sunset and sunrise; the night. Syn: night Ant: day, daytime …   Wiktionary

  • nighttime — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. darkness, bedtime, midnight; see night 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The period of time between sunset and sunrise: night. See LIGHT …   English dictionary for students

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