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twilight


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Twilight  \Twi"light`\,  a. 
  1.  Seen  or  done  by  twilight.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Imperfectly  illuminated;  shaded;  obscure. 
 
  O'er  the  twilight  groves  and  dusky  caves.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Twilight  \Twi"light`\,  n.  [OE.  twilight,  AS  twi-  (see  {Twice}) 
  +  le['o]ht  light;  hence  the  sense  of  doubtful  or  half  light; 
  cf  LG  twelecht  G.  zwielicht  See  {Light}.] 
  1.  The  light  perceived  before  the  rising,  and  after  the 
  setting,  of  the  sun,  or  when  the  sun  is  less  than  18[deg] 
  below  the  horizon,  occasioned  by  the  illumination  of  the 
  earth's  atmosphere  by  the  direct  rays  of  the  sun  and  their 
  reflection  on  the  earth. 
 
  2.  faint  light;  a  dubious  or  uncertain  medium  through  which 
  anything  is  viewed. 
 
  As  when  the  sun  .  .  .  from  behind  the  moon,  In  dim 
  eclipse,  disastrous  twilight  sheds.  --Milton. 
 
  The  twilight  of  probability.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  twilight 
  adj  :  lighted  by  or  as  if  by  twilight;  "The  dusky  night  rides  down 
  the  sky/And  ushers  in  the  morn"-Henry  Fielding;  "the 
  twilight  glow  of  the  sky";  "a  boat  on  a  twilit  river" 
  [syn:  {dusky},  {twilight(a)},  {twilit}] 
  n  1:  a  state  of  diffused  or  dim  illumination  [syn:  {dusk}] 
  2:  the  time  of  day  immediately  following  sunset;  "he  loved  the 
  twilight";  "they  finished  before  the  fall  of  night"  [syn: 
  {dusk},  {gloaming},  {nightfall},  {evenfall},  {fall}] 
  3:  the  diffused  light  from  the  sky  when  the  sun  is  below  the 
  horizon  but  its  rays  are  refracted  by  the  atmosphere  of 
  the  earth 
  4:  a  condition  of  decline  following  successes;  "in  the  twilight 
  of  the  empire" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Twilight,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  78008) 
  Location:  40.11432  N,  79.89052  W 
  Population  (1990):  252  (112  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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