night

[ nahyt ]
/ naɪt /

noun

adjective

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Idioms for night

    night and day,
    1. unceasingly; continually: She worked night and day until the job was done.
    2. a complete difference; completely different: The improvement in her grades after tutoring was like night and day.
    Also day and night .

Origin of night

before 900; Middle English; Old English niht, neaht, cognate with German Nacht,Gothic nahts,Latin nox (stem noct-), Greek nýx (stem nykt-)

OTHER WORDS FROM night

nightless, adjectivenight·less·ly, adverbnightlike, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH night

knight, night
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British Dictionary definitions for night

night
/ (naɪt) /

noun

Other words from night

Related adjective: nocturnal

Derived forms of night

nightless, adjectivenightlike, adjective

Word Origin for night

Old English niht; compare Dutch nacht, Latin nox, Greek nux
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Idioms and Phrases with night

night

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