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night

night

 
pronunciation:
naIt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
phrases:
night and day
features:
Homophone Note, Word Builder
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the hours of darkness between sunset and dawn.
Most bats are active at night.I woke up three times during the night.
antonyms:
day
similar words:
dark
definition 2: the time when night begins; nightfall.
In the winter, night comes earlier.
definition 3: the darkness during night.
The bus disappeared into the night.
similar words:
dark
definition 4: a state or period of depression, ignorance, grief, or misfortune.
With the news of these tragic events, night came upon him.
phrase: night and day
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to night.
He has a night job as a singer.The night sky was clear and the moon was full.
similar words:
nocturnal
derivation: nightlike (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words night and knight sound alike but have different meanings. To learn why the princess is scared of the night, but loves her knight, look up knight.
Word Builder: night +
  • nightgown:
    a dress that you sleep in.
  • nightmare:
    a scary dream.
  • nightstand:
    a small table next to a bed.
  • nighttime:
    night.