|1.||[ noun ] the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside|
|Related terms:||day time_period wedding_night weeknight day midnight lights-out late-night_hour small_hours evening|
|2.||[ noun ] a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom|
|3.||[ noun ] the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit|
"three nights later he collapsed"
|4.||[ noun ] darkness|
"it vanished into the night"
|5.||[ noun ] the period spent sleeping|
"I had a restless night"
|6.||[ noun ] a shortening of nightfall|
"they worked from morning to night"
|7.||[ noun ] the time between sunset and midnight|
"he watched television every night"
|8.||[ noun ] (Roman mythology,religion,classical mythology) Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx|
|Related terms:||Roman_deity Greco-Roman_deity|