night

n.

1) to spend a night (we spent a restless night waiting for news)

2) a clear; dark, murky; overcast; starlit; stormy night

3) a restless, sleepless night

4) a first, opening night (of a play)

5) a wedding night

6) last; tomorrow night; tonight

7) at night (to work at night; late at night)

8) by night (London by night)

9) for a night (to put smb. up for the night)

10) on a certain night (on the night of December first; on that night)

11) throughout the night

12) (misc.) to bid, wish smb. good night; (AE) to work nights; in the dead of the night

USAGE NOTE: The collocation at night is usu. used with verbs (she works at night) and contrasts with during the day. The collocation by night is usu. used with nouns (London by night) and contrasts with by day. (see the Usage Note for day)
* * *
[naɪt]
(AE) to work nights
murky
overcast
sleepless night
starlit
stormy night
tomorrow night
tonight
wish smb. good night
in (USAGE NOTE: The collocation at night is usu. used with verbs (she works at night) and contrasts with during the day. The collocation by night is usu. used with nouns (London by night) and contrasts with by day. (see the Usage Note for day))
opening night (of a play)
(misc.) to bid
a clear
a first
a restless
a wedding night
throughout the night
by night (London by night)
on a certain night (on the night of December first; on that night)
for a night (to put smb. up for the night)
at night (to work at night; late at night)
to spend a night (we spent a restless night waiting for news)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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