Definitions

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

  • noun The middle of the night, specifically 12 o'clock at night.
  • noun Intense darkness or gloom.
  • noun A period of darkness and gloom.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To obscure; dim; darken.
  • noun The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.
  • Pertaining to or occurring in the middle of the night: as, midnight studies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.
  • adjective Being in, or characteristic of, the middle of the night

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The middle of the night; 12:00 am; on a 12-hour clock, 12:00 at night; on a 24-hour clock, 00:00.
  • noun The middle of the night: the moment of time, which is equidistant between sunset and sunrise.

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

  • noun 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night

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Examples

  • Sneaky Pete's, 3465 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 498-8887. 9: 30 p. m.-1: 30 a.m. today and Saturday, West Coast South; 7: 30 p.m. - midnight, Dave Tecce; 7: 30 p. m.-midnight, Tuesday,

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  • Saturday Night Dance Party W/DJ Gemini, Sat. $5 before midnight; DJ Menace (18 to party; 21 to drink), Sun. 10 p.m. $5; free, 21 and over; DJ Gemini, Tues. $2 cover, 10 p. m.-midnight;

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  • Automatic Slims: Two-for-one drinks and a bottle of champagne to the best group of costumes until midnight; 8 p. m.-midnight; 954-678-7272.

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  • But for a lot of other people the term midnight movie probably conjures up images of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" or "Eraserheads," cult classics that used to run at independent theaters the second the witching hour began.

    ‘The Dark Knight’ Debate: What Was The First Ever Midnight Movie? » MTV Movies Blog

  • Based on that, I was thinking this is a book for complete neophytes, or what I call the midnight screenwriters -- those toiling away after the kids and spouse are asleep, with no formal training at film school.

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  • Based on that, I was thinking this is a book for complete neophytes, or what I call the midnight screenwriters -- those toiling away after the kids and spouse are asleep, with no formal training at film school.

    Writing: Writing a Great Movie - Book Review

  • I thought about the lights of the city when we were out in midnight snow, and I thought about bicycles and the peacocks at the zoo.

    Beneath the Pear Trees « A Fly in Amber

  • Getting mugged in a "bad" neighborhood by a crack-head at midnight is one thing.

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  • First off black tie is 70% etiquette (which I'd forgotten), and Tom Ford dressed him in midnight blue.

    Men's Formal Wear - dfi

  • Aside from its deceptively appealing title and the bold color scheme of the jacket – it had all the fierce, visionary glamour of a Tidal Basin midnight escapade with Fanne Foxe.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Snub

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