I. overnight o‧ver‧night 1 [ˌəʊvəˈnaɪt◂ ǁ ˌoʊvər-] adjective [only before a noun]
1. done in one night:

• Much of what is shipped via overnight express delivery is not really needed the next day.

2. continuing for all or most of the night:

• an overnight flight

3. happening last night:

• London stocks ended higher, fueled by overnight gains on Wall Street.

4. overnight money is lent for one night and must be paid back the next day:

• Credit was tightened and the cost of overnight money touched 10%.

• overnight commercial paper

— overnight adverb
  [m0] II. overnight overnight 2 verb [transitive]
TRANSPORT to send something overnight:

• We were told on Thursday that our check would be overnighted to us on Friday.

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   ► See O/N.

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overnight UK US /ˈəʊvənaɪt/ adjective
for or during the night: an overnight stay/stop »

We made an overnight stop in Paris.


Stocks in Hong Kong closed moderately higher encouraged by overnight gains on Wall Street.

sudden and unexpected: »

Like many so-called overnight successes, she had been working hard for quite some time.

overnight UK US /ˌəʊvəˈnaɪt/ adverb
for or during the night: »

I took a train overnight.

suddenly or quickly, and often unexpectedly: »

Building a project like this doesn't happen overnight.


The company almost overnight reformed itself as a real estate developer.


Major capital expenditure is rarely recouped overnight.

overnight UK US /ˌəʊvəˈnaɪt/ verb
[I] TRANSPORT to stay somewhere for a night: »

We overnighted at Frankfurt before flying on to Chennai.

[T] US COMMUNICATIONS to send a letter or package to be delivered by the end of the next day: »

I told him to overnight the contract to me.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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