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night

noun [C, U]
 
 
/naɪt/
DARK A1 the time in every 24 hours when it is dark and people usually sleep: I didn't get any sleep last night. It's warm during the day, but it can get quite cold at night. The phone rang in the middle of the night. Did you hear that storm during the night? We stayed up almost all night talking. Tim's working nights this week.Days and times of day
EVENING A1 the period from the evening to the time when you go to sleep: Did you have a good time last night? Are you doing anything on Friday night?Days and times of day
SAYING THE TIME used to describe the hours from the evening until just after 12 midnight: They're open from 7 in the morning until 10 o'clock at night.Days and times of day
have an early/a late night to go to bed early/late: We had a bit of a late night last night.Days and times of day
a night out an evening spent away from home doing something enjoyable: a night out at the theatreCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
Good night. You say 'Good night' to someone who is going to bed: Good night, sleep well. → See also the dead of night/winterWelcoming, greeting and greetings
(Definition of night from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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