day vs night

day

Definitions

noun

  1. the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
  2. the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis
  3. the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working)
  4. an era of existence or influence
  5. time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
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Examples

When we see her, we remember that hot July day doing five knots pulling Jess and Jerry on a tube and Russ skippering his first yacht.

Some were members of Turkey's elite military class known as "pashas," a title of respect harking back to Ottoman military commanders Monday for allegedly planning to blow up mosques in order to trigger a military takeover and overthrow the

Lobefins today have dwindled to the lungfishes and the coelacanths ‘dwindled’ as ‘fish’, that is, but mightily expanded on land: we land vertebrates are aberrant lungfish.

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night

Definitions

noun

  1. the time between sunset and midnight
  2. a shortening of nightfall
  3. a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom
  4. the period spent sleeping
  5. darkness
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Examples

She promised coolth in San Francisco, where Julia had set her heart on spending the night.

That these are things as silently present and inarguable as iron, or night.

Another friend notes a shift in the type of gifts given at wedding showers, a reversion to 1950s-style offerings: soup ladles and frilly aprons are being unwrapped along with see-through nighties and push-up bras.

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