good night ExamplesWord Origin interjection
- an expression of farewell used in parting at nighttime or when going to sleep.
Origin of good night Middle English word dating back to 1325–75 good-night [goo d-nahyt] noun
- a farewell or leave-taking: He said his good-nights before leaving the party.
Examples from the Web for goodnight Contemporary Examples of goodnight
And let me say: those baffles make the telescope ugly, like its own mama puts a bag over its head before kissing it goodnight.
Matthew R. Francis
April 13, 2014
He was alone, wrapped at six in the morning, and the rest of us had wrapped earlier and were like, “Well, bye, goodnight!”
January 3, 2014
After the performance, Howard gave her a hug and politely bid her goodnight.
August 20, 2013
He would send her and his daughters stick figures of himself in bed with Barney the dog to say goodnight or good morning.
April 23, 2013
Sometimes the littlest moments, like a goodnight kiss, are the most important.
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
February 5, 2013
Historical Examples of goodnight
As usual he said goodnight to no one of them, but stole gently out.
Then Dawes yawned widely, stood up, and said goodnight at quarter-of-ten.
Asgill’s face was dark with passion, but “Goodnight” Flavia repeated coldly.
Stanley John Weyman
Goodnight, Sergeant, and don’t forget the hour in the morning.’
David Christie Murray
Goodnight, my friends, and may the good God have mercy upon all souls!
Maurice Henry Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for goodnight good night sentence substitute
- a conventional expression of farewell, or, rarely, of greeting, used in the late afternoon, the evening, or at night, esp when departing to bed
Idioms and Phrases with goodnight good night 1
Expression of farewell used when parting at night or when going to sleep, as in He stood at the door, saying good night to each of the departing guests, or Mother came to tuck the children in and kiss them good night. [Late 1300s]
Exclamation of surprise or irritation, as in Good night, Joe!—You can’t mean what you said, or Good night, Anne—it’s time you learned how to throw a ball. [Late 1800s]