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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.
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Had he ventured love-making in the afternoon, all would have been well, for it would have been as the quiet gentleman that he would have made love--but at night it was the uncouth, wife-stealing savage of the dark German forests.
And on the third night, playing bridge till eleven o'clock, he had reason to be proud of himself.
When they separated for the night, he saw to it that he parted from Lilian in the presence or the others.
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.
The old man had again relapsed into his former abstraction and took no notice of what passed, but I remarked that when her laugh was over, the child's bright eyes were dimmed with tears, called forth by the fullness of heart with which she welcomed her uncouth favourite after the little anxiety of the night.
There, bid him good night, Nell, and let him be gone
Good night, Kit,' said the child, her eyes lighting up with merriment and kindness.
Seeing nothing save what I had seen already, I turned back into the house, and stood just within the shelter of the doorway, looking out into the night.
The sudden exclusion of the night and the substitution of black darkness in its place, warned me that the man had closed a shutter.
It was Old Orlick as you tumbled over on your stairs that 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.
In the first place, the night was one to make a sensitive nature drunk.