Definitions

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

  • n. The approach of darkness; dusk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The close of the day; the coming of night.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The close of the day; the arrival of the night; the period at and just after dusk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fall of night; the close of the day; evening.

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

  • n. the time of day immediately following sunset

Etymologies

From night + fall. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at nightfall of the previous evening, we count the omer for tomorrow's date tonight, after nightfall~ ` ~ "

    Chabad.org Weekly Magazine [ Chukat-Balak 5769 - July 3, 2009 ]

  • When the full moon rises and the sphinx moth, hidden all day, hovers into the twilight between smoky blurs of wings, in midair she spools loose her tongue, and dips her body into the grail cup of the fumes for which to be the sphinx at nightfall is to yearn.

    Datura

  • And when it was again nightfall, I came to myself and saw Ali bin Bakkar and the women and men of his household weeping over him, for he was stretched out without sense or motion.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • •Bill Stiver stalks wild boars after nightfall from the Appalachian Trail.

    Field & Stream Report: The Importance of Hog Control

  • The outline of Palácio da Pena (Palace of Sorrow) at nightfall is spellbinding – and I’m sure Tadpole would love to see photos of the perfect fairytale palace … happyforyou |

    anniversaries

  • Now that it is nightfall, that is most likely going to taper off because of safety for the pilots, but I can still hear at least one helicopter up there continuing to make drops here.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2007

  • So many times they hit at nightfall, which is worse because you don't know what's flying through the air or coming at you.

    CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2005

  • Then the idea, the vision that had come to him two hours before, came back to him, clear and complete at nightfall, that is, at the moment when the concierge was in the second wing of the building, he mounted to

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Kafir maid on a pleasant afternoon is not troubled by the prospect of being baked at nightfall, which is a long way off, especially when it is

    Jess

  • Then the idea, the vision that had come to him two hours before, came back to him, clear and complete at nightfall, that is, at the moment when the concierge was in the second wing of the building, he mounted to Caffie's apartment without being seen, and with this knife he cut his throat.

    Conscience — Complete

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