from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lasting for, extending over, or remaining during a night: an overnight trip; an overnight guest.
- adj. For use over a single night or for a short journey: overnight supplies.
- adj. Mailed for guaranteed delivery on the next day: an overnight package.
- adj. Happening as if in a single night; sudden: an overnight success.
- adv. During or for the length of the night: Let the meat marinate overnight.
- adv. In or as if in the course of one night; suddenly: became a sensation overnight.
- n. An overnight stay or trip.
- intransitive v. To spend the night: overnighting at a country inn.
- transitive v. To send by mail or other courier for delivery the next day.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Throughout the night
- adv. During a single night
- adv. In a very short (but unspecified) amount of time
- adj. Occurring between dusk and dawn.
- adj. Complete before the next morning.
- n. Items delivered or completed overnight.
- n. An overnight stay, especially in a hotel or other lodging facility.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fore part of the night last past; the previous evening.
- adv. In the fore part of the night last past; in the evening before.
- adv. Throughout the night.
- adv. During the night; hence, in a short period of time.
- adj. Ocurring or accomplished during one night.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Through the night; during the evening or night; especially, during the night just passed.
- n. Night before bedtime, referring to the night just passed.
- Done or occurring overnight; specifically, in racing, noting an entry made just before the day of the race, or a race arranged ‘overnight.’
- n. In racing, a race (or entry) arranged the night before it is run.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. during or for the length of one night
- adv. happening in a short time or with great speed
- adj. lasting, open, or operating through the whole night
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