[ burth-nahyt ]

  1. the night of a person's birth, especially a birthday celebration for royalty.

  2. the anniversary of such a date.

  1. the celebration of a royal birthday.

Origin of birthnight

First recorded in 1620–30; birth + night

Words Nearby birthnight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use birthnight in a sentence

  • It was night at Boston, the birthnight of one of the leading events in the history of the world.

  • How gladly would I have recompensed the forester who lit up a brake on my birthnight, which else had warmed him half the winter!

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems | Walter Savage Landor
  • He had been unexpectedly startled on Ruth's birthnight by a vague something in Kemp's eyes.

  • This was my first entrance into fashionable life at one of Madame Bodisco's birthnight balls.

    A Portrait of Old George Town | Grace Dunlop Ecker
  • Her high-mettled prancing at the last birthnight ball nearly set the room in a roar.

    Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3 | Mary Elizabeth Braddon