• IPA: /təˈnaɪt/

tonight (not comparable)

  1. During the night following the current day.
    I want to party tonight!
    I had a wonderful time with you tonight.
  2. (obsolete) Last night.
    • 1596, William Shakespeare, The Life and Death of King John, IV. ii. 165:
      Besides, I met Lord Bigot and Lord Salisbury, / With eyes as red as new-enkindled fire, / And others more, going to seek the grave / Of Arthur, whom they say is killed to-night / On your suggestion.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, III. iii. 1:
      I dreamt tonight that I did feast with Caesar, / And things unluckily charge my fantasy;
  • French: ce soir, au soir (Belgium), à soir (Quebec)
  • German: heute Abend
  • Italian: stasera
  • Portuguese: hoje à tardinha, hoje à noitinha
  • Russian: сего́дня ве́чером
  • Spanish: esta noche, esta tarde
  • French: cette nuit
  • German: heute Nacht
  • Italian: stanotte
  • Portuguese: hoje à noite, esta/essa noite
  • Russian: сего́дня но́чью
  • Spanish: esta noche

tonight (uncountable)

  1. The nighttime of the current day or date; this night.
    Tonight is the night.
    I have high hopes for tonight.
  • Italian: stasera, stanotte
  • Portuguese: esta noite
  • Russian: сегодняшний вечер

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