nocturnal definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, associated with, or happening in evening: nocturnal stillness.
    • Botany Having blossoms that open at night time.
    • Zoology Most active through the night: nocturnal pets.
    • mainly active during the night time.
    • happening through the night.
    • Of, related to, done or occuring in, the evening; ; -- against diurnal.
    • Having a practice of looking for food or going about through the night; ; -- of creatures.
    • owned by or energetic during the night time
    • of or regarding or occurring in evening
  • noun:
    • An instrument previously used for using the altitude of performers, etc., at water.
  • others:
    • Of or with respect to the night; belonging to the evening; made use of, done, or happening during the night: because, nocturnal cold; a nocturnal visit: opposed to diurnal.
    • Of or regarding a nocturn.
    • In zoology, active when the sun goes down: as, nocturnal lepidopter.
    • Syn. 1 and discover nightly.

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