nightly

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English nyȝtly, nihtlich, nihtlic, from Old English nihtlīċ, nihtelīċ (nocturnal, nightly, of the night, at night), equivalent to night +‎ -ly. Cognate with Scots nichtlie (nightly), West Frisian nachtlik (nightly, nocturnal), Dutch nachtelijk (nightly, nocturnal), German nächtlich (nocturnal, nightly), Danish natlig (nightly), Swedish nattlig (nightly, nocturnal).

Adjective[edit]

nightly (not comparable)

  1. Happening or appearing in the night; night-time; nocturnal.
    nightly dews
    A cobweb spread above a blossom Is sufficient to protect It from nightly chill. — Tyndall.
  2. Performing, occurring, or taking place every night.
    The dog demanded to go out for his nightly walk.
  3. Used in the night.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English nyghtly, neghtly, from Old English *nihtlīċe (nightly), equivalent to night +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

nightly (not comparable)

  1. Every night.
    He checks his email nightly.
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Noun[edit]

nightly (plural nightlies)

  1. (computing) A build of a software program with the latest changes, released every night.

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