AskDefine | Define nightfall

Dictionary Definition

nightfall n : the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night" [syn: twilight, dusk, gloaming, evenfall, fall, crepuscule, crepuscle]

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  1. The close of the day; the coming of night.

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the close of the day; the coming of night

Extensive Definition

The word Nightfall may refer to one of the following:

Novels, short stories, and comics

  • "Nightfall," an influential 1941 science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov, later adapted into a radio program (c. 1950), novel (1990), and two low-budget films (1988 and 2000) of the same name
  • "Nightfall," a 1947 short story by Arthur C. Clarke
  • "Nightfall," a 2003 short story from Accelerando by Charles Stross, set in his Manfred Macx series.


Video games

  • Nightfall, the first real time 3D adventure game, released in 1998
  • Guild Wars Nightfall (2006), the third chapter of the computer game series, Guild Wars
  • Nightfall Games, creators of SLA Industries
  • Nightfall, a German-based LPMud that has been running since 1990

Other media

  • Nightfall, the title of a supernatural/horror radio series produced and aired by CBC Radio from July 1980 to May 1983

See also

nightfall in French: Nightfall
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