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Overnight definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OVERNIGHT, n. Night before bed-time. [See Over, prep.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: lasting, open, or operating through the whole night; "a nightlong vigil"; "an all-night drugstore"; "an overnight trip" [syn: nightlong, all-night, overnight] adv
1: during or for the length of one night; "the fish marinates overnight"
2: happening in a short time or with great speed; "these solutions cannot be found overnight!"

Merriam Webster's

I. adverb Date: 14th century 1. a. on the evening before b. during the night <stayed away overnight> 2. very quickly or suddenly <became famous overnight> II. adjective Date: 1824 1. of, lasting, or staying the night 2. sudden, rapid <an overnight sensation> 3. traveling during the night <an overnight train> 4. a. accomplished by a mail service within one day's time <overnight delivery> b. delivered within one day's time <overnight mail> III. verb Date: 1891 intransitive verb to stay overnight transitive verb to send (as a package or letter) by a mail service for delivery within one day's time IV. noun Date: 1959 an overnight stay

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. & adj. --adv. 1 for the duration of a night (stay overnight). 2 during the course of a night. 3 suddenly, immediately (the situation changed overnight). --adj. 1 for use overnight (an overnight bag). 2 done etc. overnight (an overnight stop).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overnight O"ver*night", adv. In the fore part of the night last past; in the evening before; also, during the night; as, the candle will not last overnight. I had been telling her all that happened overnight. --Dickens.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overnight O"ver*night`, n. The fore part of the night last past; the previous evening. [R.] --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(overnights, overnighting, overnighted) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. If something happens overnight, it happens throughout the night or at some point during the night. The decision was reached overnight... ADV: ADV after v Overnight is also an adjective. Travel and overnight accommodation are included... ADJ: ADJ n 2. You can say that something happens overnight when it happens very quickly and unexpectedly. The rules are not going to change overnight... Almost overnight, she had aged ten years and become fat. ADV: ADV after v Overnight is also an adjective. In 1970 he became an overnight success in America. ADJ: ADJ n 3. Overnight bags or clothes are ones that you take when you go and stay somewhere for one or two nights. He realized he'd left his overnight bag at Mary's house. ADJ: ADJ n 4. If you overnight somewhere, you spend the night there. They had told her she would be overnighting in Sydney. VERB: V prep/adv Overnight is also a noun. Overnights can be arranged. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

ad. 1. Last night, yesterday night. 2. During the night, all night.

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