something that lasts, is available, or is open for business throughout the night:
The poker game turned into an all-nighter. Are any of the grocery stores all-nighters?
an act of staying up all night, as to study or finish a task:
I had to pull an all-nighter to get the paper done on time.
Without thinking twice, she remembers, Boyah would agree to work a weekend, pull an all-nighter, or travel a great distance.
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This seemed to augur the perfect result, close enough for some drama but with enough separation to avoid an all-nighter.
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It was April 3, 2012, and Michael Slaby was pulling his second all-nighter in a row.
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You’ve been married thirteen years, and I suppose Lyster has always been what he calls an all-nighter.
Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
an entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all night
pull an all-nighter
any of the variant forms of a chereme.
land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. Historical Examples Free ownership, the allodium, even under the form of small freeholds, still existed by way of exception in many parts. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 8 Various He deprived the peasants of […]
- All of
The entire amount of something, as in The baby ate all of his cereal. This usage is relatively new, the word of being included only from about 1800 on. No less than, at least, as in Although she looked much younger, she was all of seventy. [ First half of 1800s ]
- All of a heap
a group of things placed, thrown, or lying one on another; pile: a heap of stones. Informal. a great quantity or number; multitude: a heap of people. Slang. an automobile, especially a dilapidated one. to gather, put, or cast in a heap; pile (often followed by up, on, together, etc.). to accumulate or amass (often […]