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watch night

noun

  1. the last night of the year, observed in a watch meeting.


watch night

noun

    1. the night of December 24, during which a service is held to mark the arrival of Christmas Day
    2. the night of December 31, during which a service is held to mark the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new
  1. the service held on either of these nights


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Word History and Origins

Origin of watch night1

First recorded in 1735–45
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Example Sentences

The Saints, I suppose, had watch-night services of their own, for they were conspicuous by their absence.

Certainly, firing crackers seems to be a large part of the watch-night service.

Watch-night on New Year's Eve was a season of great rejoicing among them.

The thought of it troubled me, not much, but still a little, during the watch-night services at Siloam church.

Then he remembered the watch-night service Bethany had asked him to attend.

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