To roam about at night or to wander around while asleep

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Noctivagant — Noc*tiv a*gant, a. [L. nox, noctis, night + vagans, p. pr. of vagari to wander about.] (Zo[ o]l.) Going about in the night; night wandering. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • noctivagant — adjective Walking or wandering in the nighttime. [ hellip;] I therefore think, Sarah, that the incommensurability of the crime with the effect, completely warrants the supersaliency of this noctivagant delinquent …   Wiktionary

  • noctivagant — noc·tiv·a·gant …   English syllables

  • noctivagant — /nɒkˈtɪvəgənt/ (say nok tivuhguhnt) adjective wandering at night. {Latin nocti nocti + vagans, present participle, wandering} …   Australian English dictionary

  • noctivagant —   a. wandering about at night.    ♦ noctivagation, n.    ♦ noctivagous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • noctivagant — (ˈ)näk|tivə̇gənt adjective Etymology: Latin noctivagus night wandering (from noct , nox night + vagus wandering) + English ant more at night, vagary : going about in the night : night wandering …   Useful english dictionary

  • Darkness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Darkness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 darkness darkness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 blackness blackness &c.(dark color) 431 Sgm: N 1 obscurity obscurity gloom murk Sgm: N 1 dusk dusk …   English dictionary for students

  • Noctivagous — Noc*tiv a*gous, a. [L. noctivagus; nox, noctis + vagus wandering.] Noctivagant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nightwalking — Synonyms and related words: all fours, crawl, crawling, creep, creeping, gumshoeing, night wandering, noctambulation, noctambulism, noctivagant, noctivagation, padding, prowling, pussyfooting, scrabble, scramble, sidling, sleepwalk, sleepwalking …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nocturnal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. nightlike, nightly; nighttime; noctivagant, noctambulant; dark, black as night. See darkness. Ant., diurnal, daytime. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. at night, night loving, nighttime; see late 4 ,… …   English dictionary for students

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