all-night

UK / US adjective [only before noun]
1) an all-night shop, restaurant, bus service etc continues to operate for the whole night

all-night supermarket shopping

2) an all-night party, meeting etc continues until the next morning

an all-night vigil for peace

an all-night restaurant


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • all-night — /ˈɔl naɪt/ (say awl nuyt) adjective 1. in operation throughout the night; open all night. 2. continuing all night. –all nighter, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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