Definition of Nighthawk

1. Noun. A person who likes to be active late at night.

Exact synonyms: Night Owl, Nightbird
Generic synonyms: Individualist



2. Noun. Mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker.
Exact synonyms: Bullbat, Mosquito Hawk
Generic synonyms: Caprimulgid, Goatsucker, Nightjar
Group relationships: Chordeiles, Genus Chordeiles

Definition of Nighthawk

1. Noun. A New World nightjar. ¹

2. Noun. A person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nighthawk

1. [n -S]

Nighthawk Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Nighthawk Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nighthawk

nightdreams
nightdress
nightdressed
nightdresses
nighted
nightertale
nightfall
nightfalls
nightgear
nightglow
nightglows
nightgown
nightgowned
nightgowns
nightguard
nighthawk (current term)
nighthawker
nighthawkers
nighthawking
nighthawks
nightie
nighties
nightingale
nightingales
nightish
nightjar
nightjars
nightless
nightlies
nightlife

Literary usage of Nighthawk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Birds of Village and Field: A Bird Book for Beginners by Florence Merriam Bailey (1898)
"Like the Whip-poor-will, the nighthawk is crepuscular, flying mainly in the dusky ... The two birds look much alike, but the nighthawk has a white throat ..."

2. Citizen Bird: Scenes from Bird-life in Plain English for Beginners by Mabel Osgood Wright (1897)
"I will show you a nighthawk in my cabinet, and you will see for yourselves ... The nighthawk Mottled black and rusty above. Barred on the under parts with ..."

3. A Popular Handbook of the Ornithology of Eastern North America by Thomas Nuttall (1896)
"nighthawk. GOATSUCKER. BULL BAT. CHORDEILES VIRGINIANUS. CHAR. Male: above, dull black mottled with brown and gray; wings brown, a patch of white on five ..."

4. Report by Ontario Dept. of Mines (1899)
"Basin of nighthawk Lake. The whole party, 20 in number, left Hailey- bury at the head of lake Temiscaming on Reaching May 21. ..."

5. The Second Book of Birds: Bird Families by Harriet (Mann) Miller, Olive Thorne Miller (1901)
"The mother nighthawk, like the whip-poor- will, makes no nest. She chooses a sunny spot in a pasture or on a hillside to put her eggs. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Nighthawk

Search for Nighthawk on Dictionary.com!Search for Nighthawk on Thesaurus.com!Search for Nighthawk on Google!Search for Nighthawk on Wikipedia!

Search