overnights, overnighting, overnighted
1) ADV: ADV after v If something happens overnight, it happens throughout the night or at some point during the night.

The weather remained calm overnight...

The decision was reached overnight...

Overnight a man died after being shot and wounded yesterday.

Overnight is also an adjective.

Travel and overnight accommodation are included... Overnight buying in the Far East also helped the dollar.

2) ADV: ADV after v You can say that something happens overnight when it happens very quickly and unexpectedly.

The rules are not going to change overnight...

He's realistic enough to know he's not going to succeed overnight...

Almost overnight, she had aged ten years and become fat.

Overnight is also an adjective.

In 1970 he became an overnight success in America.

3) ADJ: ADJ n Overnight bags or clothes are ones that you take when you go and stay somewhere for one or two nights.

He realized he'd left his overnight bag at Mary's house.

4) VERB If you overnight somewhere, you spend the night there.

[V prep/adv] They had told her she would be overnighting in Sydney.

Overnight is also a noun.

Overnights can be arranged.

English dictionary. 2008.

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