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night

noun 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 special event happens: When's the last night of your show? The first/opening night of her new movie was a great success.night-night child's expression used as another way of saying good night , usually by or to childrenthe other night on one evening recently: I saw Naomi at the gym the other night.a night out an evening spent 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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night

exclamation 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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Translations of “night”
in Arabic لَيْل, مَساء…
in Korean 밤…
in Malaysian waktu malam, malam…
in French (de) nuit, nuit…
in Turkish gece, akşam, gece yarısına kadar olan süre…
in Italian notte, sera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黑暗的時段, 夜晚,夜間,黑夜…
in Russian ночь, вечер…
in Polish noc, wieczór…
in Vietnamese đêm, buổi đêm…
in Spanish noche…
in Portuguese noite…
in Thai กลางคืน, เวลามืด…
in German die Nacht, Nacht-…, die Dunkelheit…
in Catalan nit…
in Japanese 夜, 晩…
in Indonesian malam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑暗的时段, 夜晚,夜间,黑夜…
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