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Meaning of “night” in the English Dictionary

"night" in British English

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nightnoun

uk   us   /naɪt/
  • night noun (DARK PERIOD)

A1 [C or U] the ​part of every 24-hour ​period when it is ​dark because there is very little ​light from the ​sun: It gets ​cold at night. I ​slept really ​badly last night. I spent the night at Ted's. He took the night ​ferry/​train.

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  • night noun (EVENING)

A1 [C or U] the ​period of ​time between the late ​afternoon and going to ​bed; the ​evening: Let's go out on ​Saturday night. We've ​eaten out every night this ​week. She's a ​singer in a ​bar by night and a ​secretary by ​day. [S] the ​evening on which a ​specialeventhappens: When's the last night of ​your show? The first/​opening night of her new ​movie was a ​greatsuccess.night-night child's expression used as another way of saying good night, usually by or to ​childrenthe other night on one ​eveningrecently: I ​saw Naomi at the ​gym the other night.a night out an ​eveningspent at a ​restaurant, ​theatre, etc. ​rather than ​staying at ​home: I need a night out with the ​girls this ​weekend.UK Let's have a night out on ​Saturday.

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nightexclamation

uk   us   /naɪt/ informal
a ​friendly way of saying ​goodbye when you ​leave someone in the ​evening or before going to ​bed or to ​sleep: Night, ​sweetheart! Sleep well!
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(Definition of night from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"night" in American English

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nightnoun [C/U]

 us   /nɑɪt/
the ​part of every 24-hour ​period when it is ​dark because there is no ​directlight from the ​sun: [C] I’ll be in Pittsburgh on ​Tuesday night. [C] There was a ​fire last night in the Tremont ​section of the Bronx. [U] It often gets ​cold here at night.
(Definition of night from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “night”
in Korean 밤…
in Arabic لَيْل, مَساء…
in Malaysian waktu malam, malam…
in French (de) nuit, nuit…
in Russian ночь, вечер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黑暗的時段, 夜晚,夜間,黑夜…
in Italian notte, sera…
in Turkish gece, akşam, gece yarısına kadar olan süre…
in Polish noc, wieczór…
in Spanish noche…
in Vietnamese đêm, buổi đêm…
in Portuguese noite…
in Thai กลางคืน, เวลามืด…
in German die Nacht, Nacht-…, die Dunkelheit…
in Catalan nit…
in Japanese 夜, 晩…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑暗的时段, 夜晚,夜间,黑夜…
in Indonesian malam…
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