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TWILIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does twilight mean? 

TWILIGHT (noun)
  The noun TWILIGHT has 3 senses:

1. the time of day immediately following sunset
2. the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth
3. a condition of decline following successes

  Familiarity information: TWILIGHT used as a noun is uncommon.


TWILIGHT (adjective)
  The adjective TWILIGHT has 1 sense:

1. lighted by or as if by twilight

  Familiarity information: TWILIGHT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TWILIGHT (noun)


Sense 1twilight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The time of day immediately following sunset

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

twilight; nightfall; gloaming; gloam; evenfall; dusk; crepuscule; crepuscle; fall

Context examples:

he loved the twilight / they finished before the fall of night

Hypernyms ("twilight" is a kind of...):

hour; time of day (clock time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "twilight"):

night (a shortening of nightfall)

Holonyms ("twilight" is a part of...):

eve; even; evening; eventide (the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall))


Sense 2twilight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("twilight" is a kind of...):

light; visible light; visible radiation ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation)


Sense 3twilight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A condition of decline following successes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

in the twilight of the empire

Hypernyms ("twilight" is a kind of...):

declination; decline (a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state)


TWILIGHT (adjective)


Sense 1twilight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lighted by or as if by twilight

Synonyms:

dusky; twilight; twilit

Context examples:

The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn / the twilight glow of the sky / a boat on a twilit river

Similar:

dark (devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black)


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