the middle of the night; twelve o’clock at night.
of or relating to midnight.
resembling midnight, as in darkness.
burn the midnight oil, to study or work far into the night:
After months of burning the midnight oil, he really needed a vacation.
burn the midnight oil, to work or study late into the night
Old English mid-niht, or middre niht (with dative). See mid + night. Midnight oil symbolizing “late night work” is attested from 1630s.
- Midnight oil
see: burn the midnight oil
noun 1. the sun visible at midnight in mid-summer in arctic and antarctic regions. noun 1. the sun visible at midnight during local summer inside the Arctic and Antarctic circles
- Midnight requisition
noun phrase A wrongful acquisition, esp of military property in a nonregulation manner: One of our sergeants was quite skillful at the midnight requisition (WWII armed forces)
[mid-noon] /ˈmɪdˈnun/ noun 1. .