overnight overnight  /ˈoʊ vər ˈnaɪt/


  1. (adj) lasting, open, or operating through the whole night
  2. (adv) during or for the length of one night
  3. (adv) happening in a short time or with great speed



  1. The Wall crumbles overnight, Berliners embrace in joy and a stunned world ponders the consequences.
  2. Kids who went to private overnight camps spent weeks in bucolic settings, discovering activities they enjoyed and gamely participating in those they didn't.
  3. As the steel war was coming to an end, President Kennedy embarked on an overnight cruise with the Atlantic Fleet.


  1. Overnight detours at Big Rock Interchange

    Construction will require continued overnight detours at the Interstate 430/630 (Big Rock) Interchange, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KTHV Little Rock

  2. Overnight detours continue at Big Rock Interchange

    Bridge painting will require more overnight detours at the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange Sunday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the Arkansas Highway Department said in a release.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  3. Overnight break-ins reported in Harrisburg

    Harrisburg City Police Friday morning were investigating a series of reports of overnight break-ins of businesses.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Harrisburg Daily Register

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  1. "The structure we are establishing today is an important step toward making the people of the Gulf Coast whole again, but it will not turn things around overnight," the president said.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: NewsHour

  2. "I'm not making excuses for a government, but to go from a tyranny to a democracy overnight is virtually impossible," Bush said. "And so when you say, `Am I pleased with the progress?' _what they have gone through and where they are today I...
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

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