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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Night

NIGHT, noun [The sense may be dark, black, or it may be the decline of the day, from declining, departing.]

1. That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise.

2. The time after the close of life; death. John 9:4.

She closed her eyes in everlasting night

3. A state of ignorance; intellectual and moral darkness; heathenish ignorance. Romans 13:12.

4. Adversity; a state of affliction and distress. Isaiah 21:4.

5. Obscurity; a state of concealment from the eye or the mind; unintelligibleness.

Nature and natures works lay hid in night

In the night suddenly; unexpectedly. Luke 12:20.

To-night, in this night To-night the moon will be eclipsed.