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English definition of “night”

night

noun (EVENING)    /naɪt/
A1 [C or U] the period of time between the late afternoon and going to bed; the evening: Let's go dancing on Saturday night. We've been out every night this week. She's a singer in a bar by night and a secretary by day.Days and times of day [S] the evening on which a special event happens: When's the last night of your show? The first/opening night of her new film was a great success.Spectacles and performancesCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals night-night child's expression used as another way of saying good night, usually by or to childrenMeeting peopleOfficial meetings the other night on one evening recently: I saw Naomi at the club the other night.Days and times of day a night out an evening spent at a restaurant, theatre, etc. rather than staying at home: Let's have a night out together on Saturday - we could go dancing.Celebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of night noun (EVENING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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