Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The middle of the night, specifically 12 o'clock at night.
  • n. Intense darkness or gloom.
  • n. A period of darkness and gloom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The middle of the night; 12:00 am; on a 12-hour clock, 12:00 at night; on a 24-hour clock, 00:00.
  • n. The middle of the night: the moment of time, which is equidistant between sunset and sunrise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.
  • adj. Being in, or characteristic of, the middle of the night

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.
  • Pertaining to or occurring in the middle of the night: as, midnight studies.
  • To obscure; dim; darken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night

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Examples

  • Sneaky Pete's, 3465 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 498-8887. 9: 30 p. m.-1: 30 a.m. today and Saturday, West Coast South; 7: 30 p.m. - midnight, Dave Tecce; 7: 30 p. m.-midnight, Tuesday,

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  • Saturday Night Dance Party W/DJ Gemini, Sat. $5 before midnight; DJ Menace (18 to party; 21 to drink), Sun. 10 p.m. $5; free, 21 and over; DJ Gemini, Tues. $2 cover, 10 p. m.-midnight;

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  • Automatic Slims: Two-for-one drinks and a bottle of champagne to the best group of costumes until midnight; 8 p. m.-midnight; 954-678-7272.

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  • But for a lot of other people the term midnight movie probably conjures up images of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" or "Eraserheads," cult classics that used to run at independent theaters the second the witching hour began.

    ‘The Dark Knight’ Debate: What Was The First Ever Midnight Movie? » MTV Movies Blog

  • Based on that, I was thinking this is a book for complete neophytes, or what I call the midnight screenwriters -- those toiling away after the kids and spouse are asleep, with no formal training at film school.

    Archive 2007-05-27

  • Aside from its deceptively appealing title and the bold color scheme of the jacket – it had all the fierce, visionary glamour of a Tidal Basin midnight escapade with Fanne Foxe.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Snub

  • I thought about the lights of the city when we were out in midnight snow, and I thought about bicycles and the peacocks at the zoo.

    Beneath the Pear Trees « A Fly in Amber

  • Getting mugged in a "bad" neighborhood by a crack-head at midnight is one thing.

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  • First off black tie is 70% etiquette (which I'd forgotten), and Tom Ford dressed him in midnight blue.

    Men's Formal Wear - dfi

  • As the midnight approaches the Southern Cross begins to bend, and the whirling worlds change their places, and with starry finger-points the Almighty marks the passage of Time upon the dial of the universe; and though no bell may beat the glad tidings, the look-out knows that the midnight is passing – that relief and rest are close at hand.

    Think Progress » Anti-Obama billboards spring up in Atlanta.

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