verb (used without object)
- overnight bag,
- overnight telegram,
Origin of overnight
Examples from the Web for overnight
I remember all our music appeared on Spotify overnight, without anybody asking us.
The quandary of whether to freeze eggs or not could become irrelevant overnight.
It took 12 hours to rescue just 100 passengers overnight Sunday.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Overnight on a New York City street, two artists might be creating their latest photo set, made entirely from discarded items.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project|James Joiner|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After last night's dinner, Will and Kate, still in evening dress, were whisked to JFK airport for an overnight flight home.Kate and William's Glamorous $2m New York Send Off|Tom Sykes|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They stop overnight in these little youth inns—hotels made especially for boys and girls.Mitz and Fritz of Germany|Madeline Brandeis
I'll have to leave it here overnight and pick it up in the morning.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
The building of this great military center almost overnight was an engineering feat of no mean magnitude.
For overnight the sea, so placid and benignant until now, developed a passing fit of temperament.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
Had he been tampered with overnight, and persuaded of the futility of rebellion?Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
adjective (ˈəʊvəˌnaɪt) (usually prenominal)
early 14c., from over- + night (n.). Originally "on the preceding evening;" sense of "during the night" is attested from 1530s. Meaning "in the course of a single night, hence seemingly instantaneously" is attested from 1939.