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Definitions of day

  1. an era of existence or influence; "in the day of the dinosaurs"; "in the days of the Roman Empire"; "in the days of sailing ships"; "he was a successful pianist in his day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a period of opportunity; "he deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. some point or period in time; "it should arrive any day now"; "after that day she never trusted him again"; "those were the days"; "these days it is not unusual" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working); "my day began early this morning"; "it was a busy day on the stock exchange"; "she called it a day and went to bed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two days later they left"; "they put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis; "how long is a day on Jupiter?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The period of light between sunrise and sunset; daylight; sunshine; the period of twenty-four hours, reckoning from midnight to midnight (the civil day), or from noon to noon (the astronomical day); in the east, a distance that can be traveled in twenty-four hours; a specified time or period; as, the day of chivalry; the number of hours allowed by law or custom for work; as, printers work an eight-hour day. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The time of light: the time from morning till night: twenty-four hours, the time the earth takes to make a revolution on her axis; also credit: a distant day being fixed for payment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Time from sunrise to sunset; the 24 hours from midnight to midnight. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The period of daylight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The twenty-four hours from midnight to midnight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A period; an age; a battle, or its result. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The time of light from sunrise to sunset, called the artificial day; the space of twenty-four hours, commencing with us at twelve o'clock midnight, called the civil day; the period of twenty-four hours, less four minutes, in which the earth makes one complete revolution on its axis, called the siderial day; the interval between the sun being in the meridian, and his return to it, called the solar day; the daylight; the contest of a day; any period of time distinguished from other time; an appointed or fixed time; time of commemorating an event. Day by day, daily: each day in succession. To-day, this day; at present. To win the day, to gain the victory. Day of grace, the time when mercy is offered to sinners. Days of grace, days granted by the court for delay, at the prayer of the plaintiff or defendant. Days of grace, a customary number of days allowed for the payment of a note or bill of exchange, after it becomes due. Day-rule or writ, certificate of permission which the court gives to a prisoner to go beyond the bounds of the prison for the purpose of transacting his business. Day-ticket, a railway or steamboat pass, available for return on the same day. Day in court, a day for the appearance of parties in court. Days in bank, days of appearance in the court of common bench. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for day

  1. No, my lord, not to- day – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. That is the kind of thing to- day – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
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