from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The time at night at which artificial lights are to be turned off, a curfew or bedtime.
- n. The prescribed bedtime for persons living in a boarding school or staying in a hospital.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a signal to turn the lights out.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (military) signal to turn the lights out
- n. a prescribed bedtime
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The plan was for the multinational formation to fly lights-out, but the different levels of training and experience began to tell.
This led to lights-out in winter mid-afternoon and thus the cycle repeated itself.
This party was not as raucous as the one for Sarge's first deployment, where lights-out came around 5 a.m.
By the time the game was over, my brother and I were already in bed, maybe even asleep -- Mom was a strict lights-out enforcer in those days -- but if the score got too lopsided while we were awake, we'd turn off the radio and throw on Cream or the Doors for a side before we crashed.
It felt like lights-out at a particularly violent summer camp.
Bocek might not have the most dominant wrestling in the sport, though he has the single of the greatest arsenals of takedown techniques, as good as he has lights-out, extremely high-level jiu-jitsu.
Working in Schaub's preference is the actuality which Nelson, notwithstanding excellent grappling technique, is not the lights-out acquiescence threat, which gives someone similar to Schaub the possibility to urge as good as survive to re-assert control after in the fight.
But at the Naval Academy, midshipmen's daily lives are scheduled from dawn till lights-out.
Guards are to read to the detainees before lights-out - copies of 'Mohammeds' Little Book of Bedtime Jihads 'are being provided for this purpose;
The lights-out experience happens around the country, both to raise awareness for the blind and to enhance sensory perception of eating.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.