Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Occurring late at night.
  • adjective Open late at night.

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Examples

  • A half dozen of the most senior American national security officials were summoned to a hurriedly called late-night emergency meeting in the White House Situation Room.

    The Prize

  • A half dozen of the most senior American national security officials were summoned to a hurriedly called late-night emergency meeting in the White House Situation Room.

    The Prize

  • They called it the war of pyjamas because they'd take people from their beds at night, that's what they're doing now, he said, referring to late-night raids made by the security forces on the fringes of the city.

    The Guardian World News

  • For instance, the Barry team called a late-night press conference to denounce Watts’s psychiatric fitness, and she showed up in the middle of it, loudly denouncing their denunciation.

    FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER

  • So for me those "TV Ears" may be a good idea for my late-night TV viewing so as not to disturb anyone.

    Developing An Ear for Spanish

  • So for me those "TV Ears" may be a good idea for my late-night TV viewing so as not to disturb anyone.

    Developing An Ear for Spanish

  • To the delight of late-night television comedians, President George H.W. Bush used to talk incessantly about “prudence,” but in fact the term is a deadly serious watchword for the “realist” school of foreign policy.

    What Would Wilson Do?

  • So for me those "TV Ears" may be a good idea for my late-night TV viewing so as not to disturb anyone.

    Developing An Ear for Spanish

  • Straight ahead, in the dining room, is an oblong table of polished blond wood around which political strategy has long been planned in late-night meetings.

    Jacob’s Ladder

  • Daniel discovered the late-night fun of watching Jon Stewart and David Letterman, two silly guys he'd never seen before.

    Whooping Cough

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