[ awl-nahyt ]

  1. taking up, extending through, or occurring continually during an entire night; nightlong: an all-night vigil.

  2. open all night, as for business; providing services, accommodations, etc., at all hours of the night: an all-night restaurant.

Origin of all-night

First recorded in 1520–30

Words Nearby all-night Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use all-night in a sentence

  • They paid no attention to me, but for fear they might, I tried to look as sleepy as an all-night bell-hop in a busy hotel.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • Think of Edison's perseverance, his all-night experiments, without food or drink, his life-long hard and unremitting effort.

  • I follows the girl until she turns around the corner where there is an all-night drug-store.

    Whispering Wires | Henry Leverage
  • There was little doubt that Miss Goucher's turn for the worse had come as the result of Susan's disturbing all-night absence.

    The Book of Susan | Lee Wilson Dodd
  • "Joe, here, is a minin' man--when he ain't runnin' a all-night lunch-stand," explained Cheyenne.

    Partners of Chance | Henry Herbert Knibbs