1. A cap worn in bed to protect the head, or in undress.
2. A potion of spirit drank at bedtime. [Cant] Wright.
(Night"dress`) n. A nightgown.
1. Darkness; clouded. [R.] Shak.
2. Overtaken by night; belated. Beau. & Fl.
(Night"er*tale) n. [Cf. Icel. nattarpel.] period of night; nighttime. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Night"-eyed`) a. Capable of seeing at night; sharp-eyed. "Your night-eyed Tiberius." B.
(Night"fall`) n. The close of the day. Swift.
(Night"-far`ing) a. Going or traveling in the night. Gay.
(Night"gown`) n. A loose gown used for undress; also, a gown used for a sleeping garment.
(Night"in*gale) n. [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS. nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing,
akin to E. yell; cf. D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall, Sw. näktergal, Dan.
nattergal. See Night, and Yell.]
1. (Zoöl.) A small, plain, brown and gray European song bird It sings at night, and is celebrated for the
sweetness of its song.
2. (Zoöl.) A larger species of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is
also applied to other allied species.
Mock nightingale. (Zoöl.) See Blackcap, n., 1 (a).
(Night"ish), a. Of or pertaining to night.
(Night"jar`) n. A goatsucker, esp. the European species. See Illust. of Goatsucker.
(Night"less), a. Having no night.
(Night"long`) a. Lasting all night.
(Night"ly), a. Of or pertaining to the night, or to every night; happening or done by night, or every
night; as, nightly shades; he kept nightly vigils.
(Night"ly), adv. At night; every night.
(Night"man) n.; pl. Nightmen One whose business is emptying privies by night.
(Night"mare`) n. [Night + mare incubus. See Mare incubus.]