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Day vs. Night

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Main Difference

The main difference between Day and Night is that the Day is a unit of time lasting 24 hours and Night is a part of the day when the Sun is not aloft.

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  • Day (noun)

    Any period of 24 hours.

    "I've been here for two days and a bit."

  • Day (noun)

    A period from midnight to the following midnight.

    "The day begins at midnight."

  • Day (noun)

    Rotational period of a planet (especially Earth).

    "A day on Mars is slightly over 24 hours."

  • Day (noun)

    The part of a day period which one spends at one’s job, school, etc.

    "I worked two days last week."

  • Day (noun)

    Part of a day period between sunrise and sunset where one enjoys daylight; daytime.

    "day and night;"

    "I work at night and sleep during the day."

    "night"

  • Day (noun)

    A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.

    "Every dog has its day."

  • Day (noun)

    A period of contention of a day or less.

    "The day belonged to the Allies."

  • Day (noun)

    A 24-hour period beginning at 6am or sunrise.

    "Your 8am forecast: The high for the day will be 30 and the low, before dawn, will be 10."

  • Day (verb)

    To spend a day (in a place).

  • Night (noun)

    The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark.

    "How do you sleep at night when you attack your kids like that!?"

  • Night (noun)

    An evening or night spent at a particular activity.

    "a night on the town"

  • Night (noun)

    A night (and part of the days before and after it) spent in a hotel or other accommodation.

    "We stayed at the Hilton for five nights."

  • Night (noun)

    Nightfall.

    "from noon till night"

  • Night (noun)

    Darkness.

    "The cat disappeared into the night."

  • Night (noun)

    A dark blue colour, midnight blue.

    "color panel|002266"

  • Night (noun)

    A night's worth of competitions, generally one game.

  • Night (verb)

    To spend a night (in a place), to overnight.

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  • Day (noun)

    The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine; - also called daytime.

  • Day (noun)

    The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. - ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below.

  • Day (noun)

    Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.

  • Day (noun)

    A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.

  • Day (noun)

    Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.

  • Night (noun)

    That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise; esp., the time between dusk and dawn, when there is no light of the sun, but only moonlight, starlight, or artificial light.

  • Night (noun)

    Darkness; obscurity; concealment.

  • Night (noun)

    Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance.

  • Night (noun)

    A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep.

Webster Dictionary
  • Day (noun)

    time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis;

    "two days later they left"

    "they put on two performances every day"

    "there are 30,000 passengers per day"

  • Day (noun)

    some point or period in time;

    "it should arrive any day now"

    "after that day she never trusted him again"

    "those were the days"

    "these days it is not unusual"

  • Day (noun)

    the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside;

    "the dawn turned night into day"

    "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"

  • Day (noun)

    a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance;

    "Mother's Day"

  • Day (noun)

    the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working);

    "my day began early this morning"

    "it was a busy day on the stock exchange"

    "she called it a day and went to bed"

  • Day (noun)

    an era of existence or influence;

    "in the day of the dinosaurs"

    "in the days of the Roman Empire"

    "in the days of sailing ships"

    "he was a successful pianist in his day"

  • Day (noun)

    a period of opportunity;

    "he deserves his day in court"

    "every dog has his day"

  • Day (noun)

    the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis;

    "how long is a day on Jupiter?"

  • Day (noun)

    the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day

  • Day (noun)

    United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)

  • Night (noun)

    the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

  • Night (noun)

    the time between sunset and midnight;

    "he watched television every night"

  • Night (noun)

    the period spent sleeping;

    "I had a restless night"

  • Night (noun)

    the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit;

    "three nights later he collapsed"

  • Night (noun)

    darkness;

    "it vanished into the night"

  • Night (noun)

    a shortening of nightfall;

    "they worked from morning to night"

  • Night (noun)

    a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

  • Night (noun)

    Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx

Princeton's WordNet

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