Definition of 'overnight'
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She lives at home but her mum now lets me stay overnight. The Sun (2016)Factor in petrol costs and any additional overnight stays before deciding which is cheaper overall. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is highly unlikely that the island will become habitable for overnight tourists in the near future. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Do not expect this to happen overnight. The Sun (2016)It came as huge areas of the country yesterday ground to a halt after overnight snow and freezing temperatures. The Sun (2017)This is no overnight success story. Times, Sunday Times (2017)An overnight success is very rare. The Sun (2017)Young, zippy friends clap when they see awesome new garb and they change their look overnight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I became rich overnight after Lace. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And she would only do one overnight a week away during the campaign, to be back at the end of the second day with her daughters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Allow it to dry overnight before use. Times, Sunday Times (2009)With it came the sort of overnight success that pop had the power to bestow back then. The Sun (2016)He is our only grandchild and sometimes he would stay overnight at our house. The Sun (2011)The rise was spurred on largely by mining stocks after overnight gains in commodity prices. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You hear of people who wait all their lives to become an overnight sensation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It suggests taking time and having at least one decent overnight stop. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Pack an overnight bag so you can make a quick getaway. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What had happened overnight to change matters is rather unclear. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Trains have become popular and overnight stays cut to a minimum. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The part was made for him and he become an overnight star. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Transformation does not happen overnight and circumstances change. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My mother used to visit a friend quite often to stay overnight. Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home (1988)Overnight the bank account was virtually empty and we were on our own. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is not something that can be addressed overnight and success depends on a variety of factors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Wealthy men became richer; others suddenly acquired fortunes overnight. Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)There will also be a cap on the amount MPs can spend on overnight hotel accommodation. The Sun (2009)The huts can be used for overnight stays or rented out to holidaymakers for 195 per night. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Everything can suddenly change overnight. The Sun (2009)With her now famous misogyny speech, a usually uninspiring leader was transformed overnight into a courageous defender of women's rights. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He played some fairly scratchy golf - at least by the standards of an overnight leader - but he dug in and fought hard. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'overnight'
British English: overnight ADVERB
If something happens overnight, it happens throughout the night or at some point during the night.
The weather remained calm overnight.
Definition of overnight from the Collins English Dictionary
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