A person who studies during the night

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Lucubrator — Lu cu*bra tor, n. One who studies by night; also, one who produces lucubrations. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lucubrator — noun One who lucubrates …   Wiktionary

  • lucubrator — lu·cu·bra·tor …   English syllables

  • lucubrator — noun see lucubrate …   Useful english dictionary

  • lucubrate — lucubrator, n. lucubratory /looh kyooh breuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /looh kyoo brayt /, v.i., lucubrated, lucubrating. 1. to work, write, or study laboriously, esp. at night. 2. to write learnedly. [1615 25; < L lucubratus, ptp. of lucubrare to… …   Universalium

  • lucubrate — verb /ˈluː.kjə.bɹeɪt/ To work diligently by artificial light; to study at night. Instead, as Oklahoma’s tenure committee lucubrated over Hill’s future, Syn: burn the midnight oil, elucubrate, pull an all nighter See Also …   Wiktionary

  • lucubrate — /ˈlukjəbreɪt/ (say loohkyuhbrayt) verb (i) (lucubrated, lucubrating) 1. to work, write, study, etc., laboriously, especially at night. 2. to write learnedly. {Latin lūcubrātus, past participle} –lucubrator, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • lucubrate —   v.i. study laboriously, especially at night; work by artificial light.    ♦ lucubration, n. act or result of lucubrating; over elaborated literary work.    ♦ lucubrator, n.    ♦ lucubratory, a. pertaining to night work; laborious …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lucubrate — [lo͞o′kə brāt΄, lo͞o′kyo͞obrāt΄] vi. lucubrated, lucubrating [< L lucubratus, pp. of lucubrare, to work by candlelight < lux (gen. lucis), LIGHT1] 1. to work, study, or write laboriously, esp. late at night 2. to write in a scholarly manner …   English World dictionary

  • lucubrate — v.intr. literary 1 write or study, esp. by night. 2 express one s meditations in writing. Derivatives: lucubrator n. Etymology: L lucubrare lucubrat work by lamplight (as LUX) …   Useful english dictionary

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