[ US /ˈoʊvɝˈnaɪt/ ]
  1. happening in a short time or with great speed
    these solutions cannot be found overnight!
  2. during or for the length of one night
    the fish marinates overnight
  1. lasting, open, or operating through the whole night
    an all-night drugstore
    an overnight trip
    a nightlong vigil
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How To Use overnight In A Sentence

  • She was carrying her overnight case and a basket of dried flowers-statice, strawflower, and immortelle in the pastel colors referred to in seed catalogues as "art shades": fawn, apricot, mauve, and pale yellow. Incubus
  • This was just a few years after Lord Byron woke to find Child Harold's Pilgrimage in the bookshops and himself famous, as it were, overnight.
  • The potatoes will absorb any excess liquid overnight. Times, Sunday Times
  • In a second or three, take one high stakes football match, throw in that controversial miscall, stir it up with loads of angry fans, whisk in a few politicians, let it bake overnight and what you end up with is a tasty football ferrora (ph). CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2009
  • The potatoes will absorb any excess liquid overnight. Times, Sunday Times
  • Jake changes overnight from drippy layabout to high roller.
  • There wasn't a puff of wind for most of an unseasonally cold day and the heavy overnight rain had softened both the fairways and greens to make them more receptive.
  • Primary sporocysts were obtained after overnight axenic culture of miracidia as described.
  • Several were taken to a police precinct and left there overnight.
  • Fifty consecutive, nonobese, habitually snoring, otherwise-healthy children (age range: 6-9 years) and 50 age -, gender -, and ethnicity-matched obese children (BMI z score: 1.67) underwent an overnight polysomnographic evaluation, followed by a multiple sleep latency test the following day. Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Is Sleep Apnea a Significant Problem in Sleepy Kids?
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