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night

[nīt]
(astronomy)
The period of darkness between sunset and sunrise.

Night

 

the interval of time from sunset to sunrise. The duration depends on the geographical latitude of the point of observation and on the sun’s inclination. Above the latitude of the arctic and antarctic circles, at certain times of the year, night may last more than 24 hours; at the poles, night lasts for almost half a year. Sometimes the concept of night excludes the interval of civil or astronomical twilight.

What does it mean when you dream about night?

Dreaming about the darkness of the night often indicates that situations are not clear or need to be put to rest before accurate decisions can be made. If nighttime indicates pleasure to the dreamer, then recreation and entertainment may be in order.

night

The time between the end of evening twilight and the beginning of morning civil twilight, as published in Air Almanac, and converted to local time.

Night

Apepi
leader of demons against sun god; always vanquished by morning. [Egyptian Myth.: Leach, 66]
Apophis
opponent of sun god Ra. [Egyptian Myth.: Benét, 43]
Ashtoreth
Moon goddess; Queen of night; equivalent of Greek Astarte. [Phoenician Myth.: Walsh Classical, 34–35]
Cimmerians
half-mythical people dwelling in eternal gloom. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Erebus
personification and god of darkness. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 381]
Fafnir
his slaying represents the destruction of night demon. [Norse Myth.: LLEI, I: 327]
Nox
goddess of night. [Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 261]
owl
nocturnal bird; Night embodied. [Art: Hall, 231]

Night

(dreams)
A nighttime setting is common to many dreams. However, extreme darkness suggests that you are hiding something or are unwilling to see things clearly. You may be the type who likes to ignore, minimize, or hide problems. The darkness represents a lack of awareness and illumination. If you honestly look at the content of your dream, you may be able to identify some areas of your life or personal experience that need warmth, light, and airing.
References in classic literature ?
It's sure not my night," he muttered, as he examined the broken fork of the machine
You just tell him I was across the bay in Mill Valley last night, and that I want to put him wise to something.
Through that long night I held my mind off the Morlocks as well as I could, and whiled away the time by trying to fancy I could find signs of the old constellations in the new confusion.
We soon met others of the dainty ones, laughing and dancing in the sunlight as though there was no such thing in nature as the night.
It was Old Orlick as you tumbled over on your stairs that night.
In the same instant I heard responsive shouts, saw figures and a gleam of light dash in at the door, heard voices and tumult, and saw Orlick emerge from a struggle of men, as if it were tumbling water, clear the table at a leap, and fly out into the night.
He fell in love with Helen White, daughter of the man for whom he had worked, and found himself think- ing of her at night.
And, once more, the frightful dreams of the first night terrified her, following each other in the same succession.
Last night they had left a knife on me; to-night I would have a keepsake ready for them.
One thing's certain, this night has decided my fate.
Ten times must thou laugh during the day, and be cheerful; otherwise thy stomach, the father of affliction, will disturb thee in the night.
One night I had roamed into the City, and was walking slowly on in my usual way, musing upon a great many things, when I was arrested by an inquiry, the purport of which did not reach me, but which seemed to be addressed to myself, and was preferred in a soft sweet voice that struck me very pleasantly.