midnight definition

  • noun:
    • the midst of the night time, especially 12 o'clock through the night.
    • Intense darkness or gloom.
    • a time period of darkness and gloom.
    • the center of the night time; 12:00 am; on a 12-hour time clock, 12:00 during the night; on a 24-hour time clock, 00:00.
    • The middle of the evening: the minute of time, which is equidistant between sunset and sunrise.
    • the center of the evening; twelve-o'clock during the night.
    • the midst of the evening; twelve-o'clock during the night.
    • 12 o'clock at night; the center of the evening
  • adjective:
    • Being in, or characteristic of, the midst of the evening
  • others:
    • with respect to or occurring in the exact middle of the night: as, midnight studies.
    • To confuse; dim; darken.

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