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Origin of overnight

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at over-, night
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How to use overnight in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for overnight

overnight

adverb (ˌəʊvəˈnaɪt)
for the duration of the nightwe stopped overnight
in or as if in the course of one night; suddenlythe situation changed overnight
adjective (ˈəʊvəˌnaɪt) (usually prenominal)
verb (intr)
to stay the night
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