night shift

night shift
noun
1. the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
Syn: ↑graveyard shift
Hypernyms: ↑shift, ↑work shift, ↑duty period
2. workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
Syn: ↑graveyard shift
Hypernyms: ↑shift

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night shift,
1. a group of workers working all night: »

At 11 o'clock in the forenoon the night shift…was relieved by the day shift (Andrew Ure).

2. the period of time during which they work: »

Even when night shifts are not worked, many a factory will take the 24 hours' service of Muzak (Punch).

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n. the period of time scheduled for work at night, as in a factory or other institution
the group of people working during this period

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noun, pl ⋯ shifts [count]
1 : a period of time during the night (such as from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) in which a person is scheduled to work
— usually singular

He works the night shift [=(US) graveyard shift] and sleeps during the day.

2 : a group of people who work during the night shift
— usually singular

The night shift is starting to arrive.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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