• WordNet 3.6
    • adj nightly happening every night "nightly television now goes on until 3:00 or 4:00 a.m."
    • adv nightly at the end of each day "she checks on her roses nightly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An Ocean Policeman by Night An Ocean Policeman by Night
Night. Egyptian Night. Egyptian
Night. Shoshoni Night. Shoshoni
why not Stop All Night why not Stop All Night
Night Watchman Came in With a House Policeman 071 Night Watchman Came in With a House Policeman 071

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The TV show "Saturday Night Live" made its debut on October 11, 1975
    • adv Nightly At night; every night.
    • a Nightly Of or pertaining to the night, or to every night; happening or done by night, or every night; as, nightly shades; he kept nightly vigils.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night
    • nightly Happening or appearing in the night: as, nightly dews.
    • nightly Taking place or performed every night.
    • nightly Used in the night.
    • nightly Synonyms Nightly, Nocturnal. The former is the more familiar. Nightly tends to limitation to that which occurs every night (see definition 2), while nocturnal tends to cover both that which belongs to the night, as nocturnal insects, flowers, vision, and that which exists or occurs, however accidentally, in the night, as a nocturnal ramble.
    • nightly By night.
    • nightly Every night.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night
    • adj Nightly done by night: done every night
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  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    “A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Let never day nor night unhallowed pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.”
  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    “Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.”
  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself.”


Night owl - A night owl is someone who goes to bed very late.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. niht; Ger. nacht, L. nox.


In literature:

That night she sent and got all the neighbors and they danced all night long.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The night, one of a long succession of marvellous African nights, was perfectly still.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Looking back to-night, Grace sighed to think how pleasant it had all been, now that it was over.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
In 1660, it was made the duty of the Sheriff to go round the city by night to assure himself of its peace and safety.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Rossi slept as little on Sunday night as on the night before.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
To-night shall be a night of pleasure with the Kashiku Tamagiku.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
He did more than praise; on this night, and other nights.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Each night Levis' troops kindle their signal fires on the mountain slope, and each night Montcalm from the lake signals back with torches.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
One night we pushed out a new post near the cemetery, and the next night the enemy drove it in again.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
It was a night never to be forgotten; one of those nights that will linger long in fondest remembrance by any who have enjoyed them.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field

In poetry:

"The days in splendid pageant pass,
In lovely peace the nights go by,
And day and night are sweet; but I--
I cannot say
Lo, the bright day!
Can it be dawn and love away?"
"The Sea's Withholding" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
My little Clare, and pretty Joan,
Sleep, too, in wind and rain,
But never do I wake at night
To wish them home again.
Oh, never do I wake at night
To call them home again.
"The Six Sorrows" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
'Even now I feel I am not of this world,
Which sayeth, day and night, "For all but thee,"
And poureth its abundance night and day
And will not feed the hunger in my heart.
"Crazed" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
One night was full of rapture and delight—
Of reunited arms and swooning kisses,
And all the unnamed and unnumbered blisses
Which fond souls find in love of love at night.
"Two Nights" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Those days are darker than the very night;
For nights have stars, and sleep, and happy dreams;
But these days bring unto the spirit-sight
The mysteries of gloom, until it seems
"Sunless Days" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Tell me, for oft you go,
Winds, lovely winds of night,
About the chambers low,
With sheets so dainty white,
If they sleep through all the night,
In the beds so chill and white:
"To The Winds" by Alice Cary

In news:

All Night, Every Night : Reflections on a Year on the Town at Boozy Brook Club Lunch.
High winds Sunday night cancelled a number of BC Ferries sailings along British Columbia's southern coast Sunday night.
Jack Stallard spoke with KETK's Danny Elzner about Gilmer 's game this Friday night at Lobo Stadium against Atlanta and Longview's game this Saturday night in Richardson against Dallas Jesuit.
Here are quick takes on the rest of the freshman class, night by night.
Kizzy and the family had quite a Halloween night last night.
The Monsters and Manitoba Moose, tied for first in their division, face each other Friday night and Saturday night in Manitoba.
It's a staple at both a guys' poker night for well-known DC power players and a moms' Friday-night get-together in Bethesda.
Well, that's exactly what happened last night when O'Brien popped in to visit Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night,' the show he hosted for 16 years.
The Record's writers in Trenton and DC take on N.J. To get you ready for Thursday night's third and final debate between Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Rep Bill Pascrell, here is an excerpt from their second encounter Monday night in Passaic.
Tuesday night proved to be a great night for incumbent politicians in Hocking County.
STEWART, Ohio-Mother Nature wasn't the only one raining on Federal Hocking Friday night as TVC Hocking Division rival Eastern came to town and dealt the Lancers a heartbreaking 25-23 setback on senior night.
Every night is like a runway show for us here at, a front row seat to the star's styles from the night before.
Cooky Parker joins Gwizski and Maxx Bass for a new night of electro, boogie, and modern soul called Gimme the Night.
Tomorrow night will mark Conan O'Brien's final show as host of NBC's Late Night.
Fashion's Night Out Is Also Band's Night Out.

In science:

The nightly image processing numbers for the Palomar 48 ” Oschin telescope for 2003.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
They do this for hundreds of fields every night, covering 500 – 1000⊓⊔◦ .
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
In practice, the coverage pattern is more complicated. A signi ficant challenge for the SNfactory project was transf erring all of these imaging data (up to 60 GB/night) to the computing resources necessary to process the images.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The transfer script for a given night runs continuously from 1800 to 1755 the next afternoon.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
It is then restarted for the next night at 1800.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae