a usually dim light kept burning at night, as in a child’s bedroom.
a dim light burning at night, esp for children
1640s, “faint light visible in the sky at night,” from night + light (n.). As “small light used in rooms at night to keep them from total darkness” from 1851.
noun 1. any of several nocturnal lizards of the family Xantusiidae, of southwestern North America and Cuba, which bear live young.
[adjective nahyt-lawng, -long; adverb nahyt-lawng, -long] /adjective ˈnaɪtˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ; adverb ˈnaɪtˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ/ adjective 1. lasting all night: a nightlong snowfall. adverb 2. through the entire night: They typed nightlong to finish the reports. /ˈnaɪtˌlɒŋ/ adjective, adverb 1. throughout the night adj. Old English nihtlang; see night + -long.
[nahyt-lee] /ˈnaɪt li/ adjective 1. coming or occurring each : his nightly walk to the newsstand. 2. coming, occurring, appearing, or active at : nightly revels. 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of : the nightly gloom before a storm. adverb 4. on every : performances given nightly. 5. at or by : an animal […]
[nahyt-mair] /ˈnaɪtˌmɛər/ noun 1. a terrifying dream in which the dreamer experiences feelings of helplessness, extreme anxiety, sorrow, etc. 2. a condition, thought, or experience suggestive of a nightmare: the nightmare of his years in prison. 3. (formerly) a monster or evil spirit believed to oppress persons during sleep. /ˈnaɪtˌmɛə/ noun 1. a terrifying or […]
- Nightmare file system
Pejorative hackerism for Sun’s Network File System (NFS). In any nontrivial network of Suns where there is a lot of NFS cross-mounting, when one Sun goes down, the others often freeze up. Some machine tries to access the down one, and (getting no response) repeats indefinitely. This causes it to appear dead to some messages […]