from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See nightgown.
- n. See nightclothes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A nightgown; female attire designed to be worn to bed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nightgown.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Night-clothes.
- n. A nightgown.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women
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I must have pinched up a piece of loose skin and have transfixed it, for there are two little red points like pin-pricks, and on the band of her nightdress was a drop of blood.
She made a delightful picture of young womanhood as she stood there in her genuine Myrene Flannelette nightdress (only 1/11¾ per yard, and guaranteed non-inflammable).
That seemed to increase our sexual activities especially when I started wearing a nightdress As far as I know by experience in meeting other CD's at a CD club with my wife.
Christaniel was still lying in bed and had to be woken up by Sarah herself, a burly woman in a nightdress and boots, smoking a cigar.
Once a month or so, I push up Pilar's nightdress, determined to feel those happy kisses again, on my eyelids, my neck.
It isn't late when we get back to her place, but Enid's tired, and does have to get up early to move her car for Friday street-cleaning before going to work, so right away she puts on that white cotton nightdress of hers and gets into bed.
One example, noted by spy novelist Jeremy Duns, is this passage from "Assassin of Secrets": "Then he saw her, behind the fountain, a small light, dim but growing to illuminate her as she stood naked but for a thin, translucent nightdress; her hair undone and falling to her waist—hair and the thin material moving and blowing as though caught in a silent zephyr."
She looked down at her smooth young arms, left bare by her scant nightdress.
Olivia began running her hands over her nightdress again and he made a quick exit before she could frame another question.
Olivia smoothed-down her nightdress in a gesture she often used to cover her confusion.