night [-s, -'s] n


  1. Time preceding daylight; hours from sunset to sunrise; period when the sun is beneath the horizon.
  2. Evening; time prior to the next day.
  3. Darkness; dusk to dawn; decline of the day.
  4. Ignorance; moral darkness; warped state; concealment from the eyes; obscurity.
  5. Adversity; distress; state of unrest.
  6. Death; end of life.
  7. Dark half of day; twelve hours of darkness; [fig.] brief time of death; short period of dying.
  8. Phrase. “Good night”: evening greeting; salutation for bedtime; [fig.] farewell to deceased loved one.
  9. Phrase. “Last night”: the previous evening; the evening of the day before.