Definitions

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

  • noun An overnight stay or trip.
  • noun One making an overnight stay or trip.
  • noun Something relating to or used for overnight travel.

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

  • noun A person who overnights, or stays overnight.
  • noun Something that serves overnight travel, such as a night train.
  • noun informal A stay or event that takes place overnight.

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

  • noun a guest who stays overnight
  • noun a small traveling bag to carry clothing and accessories for staying overnight

Etymologies

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overnight +‎ -er

Examples

  • Bernie was about to leave for an overnighter that would bring him back on Monday evening.

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  • She sends him off to California after their final overnighter with the instruction to "take your head out of the sand about the past."

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  • The proverbial bat in the belfry, a boy trapped in a bathroom, and a witching hour wander deep into the heart of a century old tunnel provided the eerie highlights of my recent overnighter at Mina Dos Estrellas, not far from Tlalpujahua in northeastern Michoacan (see map).

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  • Almost anyone who travels for work has done an overnighter with just one bag (or perhaps more realistically, one bag and a laptop case), but sustaining that approach over a longer period requires a more focused approach.

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  • And with Lil Wayne, it's not just an act: The rapper is currently serving a one-year term on Rikers Island after being caught in New York with drugs and guns stashed in his Louis Vuitton overnighter.

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  • You want a casual float - can do, how about lets pack in 7 miles on an overnighter for native brookies in the smokies or wild rainbows in the cohutta, sure sounds great.

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  • You didn't complain about the rest area overnighter or having to put up with a visit to my in-laws.

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  • You want a casual float - can do, how about lets pack in 7 miles on an overnighter for native brookies in the smokies or wild rainbows in the cohutta, sure sounds great.

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  • The proverbial bat in the belfry, a boy trapped in a bathroom, and a witching hour wander deep into the heart of a century old tunnel provided the eerie highlights of my recent overnighter at Mina Dos Estrellas, not far from Tlalpujahua in northeastern Michoacan (see map).

    Night in Mina Dos Estrellas, a haunted mine in Mexico

  • As Sash and Dan staged a vague battle over strategy, while neither has any, we cut back to the resort spa where Chase is in his two's-company-three's-an-orgy overnighter with The Golden Girls, two of the dead ones.

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