overnight etymology

English word overnight comes from English night

Detailed word origin of overnight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
night English (eng) Short for good night (countable) A night (and part of the days before and after it) spent in a hotel or other accommodation.. (countable) An evening or night spent at a particular activity.. (countable) The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark.. (sports, colloquial) A night's worth of competitions, generally one game.. [...]
overnight English (eng) Complete before the next morning.. Occurring between dusk and dawn. (obsolete) The fore part of the previous night; yesterday evening.. An overnight stay, especially in a hotel or other lodging facility.. Items delivered or completed overnight. During a single night.. In a very short (but unspecified) amount of time.. Throughout the night. (intransitive) To stay overnight; to spend the [...]