from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or occurring during the night; nocturnal: the cat's nightly prowl.
- adj. Happening or done every night: the physician's nightly rounds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Happening or appearing in the night; night-time; nocturnal.
- adj. Performing, occurring, or taking place every night.
- adj. Used in the night.
- adv. Every night.
- n. A build of a software program with the latest changes, released every night.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the night, or to every night; happening or done by night, or every night
- adv. At night; every night.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Happening or appearing in the night: as, nightly dews.
- Taking place or performed every night.
- Used in the night.
- Synonyms Nightly, Nocturnal. The former is the more familiar. Nightly tends to limitation to that which occurs every night (see definition 2), while nocturnal tends to cover both that which belongs to the night, as nocturnal insects, flowers, vision, and that which exists or occurs, however accidentally, in the night, as a nocturnal ramble.
- By night.
- Every night.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. happening every night
- adv. at the end of each day
Each team reports in nightly by phone and files a written weekly report.
It was not enough for my merely taking in nightly news reports from CNN and other mainstream American media; to conduct an investigation for inquiry of social fact, I needed to go to Serbia and investigate for myself.
Next door or across the street, there may be kids near your children's age, who participate in nightly pick-up soccer games in the street.
Comedy Central's Daily Show is on the scene 11 ET/PT; interstitial kids 'coverage on Nickelodeon; BET and TV One report live nightly from the Democratic convention.
Their collective objective is to develop potent software to process the estimated 30 terabytes of astronomy imagery (think 12 billion five-megapixel photos) that will stream nightly from the newly built Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or LSST, slated to go online in 2013.
It's no big secret (nay, the national news delights in nightly reminding us) that crime in New Orleans is out of control; and it should come as no great shock that a significant number of those arrested are young people.
Those calves of legs whose pearly shine make light in nightly gloom:
While the Malecon's musicians entertain nightly, its fascinating sculptures provide non - stop enjoyment.
At quarter to nine he kissed Lucy and started off on his 'constitutional', as he called his nightly disappearing act.
Perhaps alluding to the lights carried before caravans in nightly travels through deserts [Noyes].
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