- the middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.
- of or relating to midnight.
- resembling midnight, as in darkness.
- burn the midnight oil, to study or work far into the night: After months of burning the midnight oil, he really needed a vacation.
Origin of midnight
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Examples from the Web for post-midnight
He thanked his wife and God, in that order, in his post-midnight speech.Mitt Romney in a Squeaker in Iowa’s GOP Caucuses
January 4, 2012
Over the sparkling snows the post-midnight sun glowed like at noon.My Attainment of the Pole
Frederick A. Cook
Somewhat beyond this they made their post-midnight meal, and were once more light-hearted and care-free.Stranded in Arcady
To bed; but, for a long hour after the post-midnight quiet had settled down upon the great hostelry, not to sleep.The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush
All of which has little to do, apparently, with my post-midnight walk in that freezing weather.Tales From Bohemia
Robert Neilson Stephens
- the middle of the night; 12 o'clock at night
- (as modifier)the midnight hour
- burn the midnight oil to work or study late into the night
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Word Origin and History for post-midnight
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