overnight

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Adverb[edit]

overnight (not comparable)

  1. Throughout the night
    Let it run overnight and we'll check on it in the morning.
  2. During a single night
    They delivered the package overnight.
  3. In a very short (but unspecified) amount of time
    The change seemed to happen overnight.

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Adjective[edit]

overnight (not comparable)

  1. Occurring between dusk and dawn.
    The overnight ferry docked at 10AM.
  2. Complete before the next morning.
    Don't expect results overnight.

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Verb[edit]

overnight (third-person singular simple present overnights, present participle overnighting, simple past and past participle overnighted)

  1. (intransitive) To stay overnight; to spend the night. [from 19th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 128:
      His visits to Paris (which he had not allowed his son to visit until he was a teenager) became less frequent too: he never over-nighted there, for example, after 1744.
  2. (transitive, US) To send something for delivery the next day. [from 20th c.]
    We can overnight you the documents for signature.

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Noun[edit]

overnight (plural overnights)

  1. Items delivered or completed overnight.
    Have you looked at the overnights yet?
  2. An overnight stay, especially in a hotel or other lodging facility.
  3. (obsolete) The fore part of the previous night; yesterday evening.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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