The act of staying up all night doing work or attending a party

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Pernoctation — Per noc*ta tion, n. [L. pernoctatio, fr. pernoctare to stay all night; per + nox, noctis, night.] The act or state of passing the whole night; a remaining all night. Pernoctation in prayer. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pernoctation — ˌpərˌnäkˈtāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin pernoctation , pernoctatio, from Latin pernoctatus + ion , io ion : the act of pernoctating; especially : an all night vigil …   Useful english dictionary

  • pernoctation — per·noc·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • pernoctation —   n. act of spending the night …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • wakefulness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Watchfulness] Syn. vigilance, alertness, wariness; see attention 1 , prudence . 2. [Restlessness] Syn. sleeplessness, somnambulism, pernoctation; see insomnia . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being alert:… …   English dictionary for students

  • 通宵守夜 — tōngxiāo shǒuyè [pernoctation] 通宵不眠或整夜祈祷的行为 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • pernoctate — [ pə:nɒkteɪt, pə nɒkteɪt] verb formal pass the night somewhere. Derivatives pernoctation noun Origin C17: from L. pernoctat , pernoctare spend the night …   English new terms dictionary

  • wake — I v 1. awaken, awake, waken, get up; rouse, arouse, stir, budge; come to, come around, become conscious, sit up, come alive. 2. animate, stimulate, activate, get [s.o.] going; arouse, enliven, vivify; whet, kindle, fire, ignite, stir up, work up; …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • watch — v 1. look, observe, view, regard, see; look at, take in, gaze at, look on, Inf. spectate, eye, ogle, gape, stare at; notice, perceive, espy, detect, descry, sight; contemplate, behold, inspect, make note of, take stock of, scrutinize; survey,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pernoctate — v.intr. formal pass or spend the night. Derivatives: pernoctation n. Etymology: LL pernoctatio f. L pernoctare pernoctat (as PER , noctare f. nox noctis night) …   Useful english dictionary

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