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  1. United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. a period of opportunity; "he deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Time from sunrise to sunset; the 24 hours from midnight to midnight. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. The period of daylight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The twenty-four hours from midnight to midnight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A period; an age; a battle, or its result. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. 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.
  23. The variable length of the natural day at different seasons led in the very earliest times to the adoption of the civil day (or one revolution of the sun) as a standard of time. The Hebrews reckoned the day from evening to evening, ( Leviticus 23:32 ) deriving it from ( Genesis 1:5 ) "the evening and the morning were the first day." The Jews are supposed, like the modern Arabs, to have adopted from an early period minute specifications of the parts of the natural day. Roughly, indeed, they were content to divide it into "morning, evening and noonday," ( Psalms 55:17 ) but when they wished for greater accuracy they pointed to six unequal parts, each of which was again subdivided. These are held to have been -- 1. "the dawn." 2. "Sunrise." 3. "Heat of the day," about 9 oclock. 4. "The two noons," ( Genesis 43:16 ; 28:29 ) 5. "The cool (lit. wind ) of the day," before sunset, ( Genesis 3:8 ) --so called by the Persians to this day. 6. "Evening." Before the captivity the Jews divided the night into three watches, ( Psalms 63:6 ; 90:4 ) viz. the first watch, lasting till midnight, ( Lamentations 2:19 ) the "middle watch," lasting till cockcrow, ( Judges 7:19 ) and the "morning watch," lasting till sunrise. ( Exodus 14:24 ) In the New Testament we have allusions to four watches, a division borrowed from the Greeks and Romans. These were -- 7. From twilight till 9 o/clock, ( Mark 11:11 ; John 20:19 ) 8. Midnight, from 9 till 12 oclock, ( Mark 13:35 ) 3 Macc 5:23. 9. Till daybreak. ( John 18:28 ) The word held to mean "hour" is first found in ( Daniel 3:6 Daniel 3:15 ; 5:5 ) Perhaps the Jews, like the Greeks, learned from the Babylonians the division of the day into twelve parts. In our Lords time the division was common. ( John 11:9 ) biblestudytools.com
  24. The Jews reckoned the day from sunset to sunset ( Leviticus 23:32 ). It was originally divided into three parts ( Psalms 55:17 ). "The heat of the day" ( 1 Samuel 11:11 ; Nehemiah 7:3 ) was at our nine o'clock, and "the cool of the day" just before sunset ( Genesis 3:8 ). Before the Captivity the Jews divided the night into three watches, (1) from sunset to midnight ( Lamentations 2:19 ); (2) from midnight till the cock-crowing ( Judges 7:19 ); and (3) from the cock-crowing till sunrise ( Exodus 14:24 ). In the New Testament the division of the Greeks and Romans into four watches was adopted ( Mark 13:35 ). (See WATCHES .) The division of the day by hours is first mentioned in Daniel 3:6 Daniel 3:15 ; 4:19 ; 5:5 . This mode of reckoning was borrowed from the Chaldeans. The reckoning of twelve hours was from sunrise to sunset, and accordingly the hours were of variable length ( John 11:9 ). The word "day" sometimes signifies an indefinite time ( Genesis 2:4 ; Isaiah 22:5 ; Hebrews 3:8 , etc.). In Job 3:1 it denotes a birthday, and in Isaiah 2:12 , Acts 17:31 , and 2 Timothy 1:18 , the great day of final judgment. biblestudytools.com
  25. A division of time. It is natural, and then it consists of twenty-four hours, or the space of time which elapses while the earth makes a complete revolution on its axis; or artificial, which contains the time, from the rising until the setting of the sun, and a short time before rising and after setting. Vide Night; and Co. Lit. 135, a. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  26. Days are sometimes calculated exclusively, as when an act required that an appeal should be made within twenty days after a decision. 3 Penna. 200; 3 B. & A. 581; 15 Serg. & Rawle, 43. In general, if a thing is to be done within such a time after such a fact, the day of the fact shall be taken inclusively. Hob. 139; Doug. 463; 3 T. R. 623; Com. Dig. Temps, A; 3 East, 407. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  27. The law, generally, rejects fractions of days, but in some cases it takes notice of such parts. 2 B. & A. 586. Vide Date. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  28. By the custom of some places, the word day's is understood to be working days, and not including Sundays. 3 Espin. N. P. C. 121. Vide, generally, 2 Chit. Bl. 141, note 3; 1 Chit. Pr. 774, 775; 3 Chit. Pr. 110; Lill. Reg. h. t; 1 Rop. Leg. 518; 15 Vin. Ab. 554; Dig. 33, 1, 2; Dig. 50, 16, 2, 1; Id. 2, 12, 8; and articles Hour; Month; Year. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  29. d[=a], n. the time of light, from sunrise to sunset: the time from morning till night: twenty-four hours, the time the earth takes to make a revolution on her axis--this being the solar or natural day as distinguished from the sidereal day, between two transits of the same star: a man's period of existence or influence: a time or period.--ns. DAY'-BED (Shak.), a couch or sofa; DAY'-BLIND'NESS, a defect of vision, in which objects are best seen by a dim light; DAY'-BOOK, a book in which merchants, &c., enter the transactions of every day; DAY'BREAK; DAY'-COAL, the upper stratum of coal; DAY'-DREAM, a dreaming or musing while awake; DAY'-FLY, a fly which lives in its perfect form only for a day, one of the ephemera; DAY'-L[=A]'BOUR; DAY'-L[=A]'BOURER; DAY'LIGHT; DAY'-LIL'Y, a flower whose blossoms last only for a day, the hemerocallis.--adj. DAY'LONG, during the whole day.--ns. DAY'-PEEP (Milt.), the dawn; DAY'-SCHOL'AR, a boy who attends a boarding-school during the school-hours, but boards at home; DAY'-SCHOOL, a school held during the day, as opposed both to a night-school and to a boarding-school; DAY'-SIGHT = night-blindness; DAYS'MAN, one who appoints a day to hear a cause: an umpire; DAY'SPRING, dawn; DAY'STAR, the morning star; DAY'TIME.--adj. DAY'-WEA'RIED (Shak.), wearied with the work of the day.--n. DAY'-WORK.--DAY BY DAY, daily; DAY OF DOOM, the judgment day; DAYS OF GRACE, three days allowed for payment of bills, &c., beyond the day named.--NAME THE DAY, to fix the day of marriage.--ONE OF THESE DAYS, an indefinite reference to the near future.--THE DAY, the time spoken of: (Scot.) to-day; THE OTHER DAY, not long ago; THE TIME OF DAY, a greeting, as, 'to give a person the time of day,' to greet him. [A.S. dæg; Ger. tag; not conn. with L. dies.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Time while sun is above horizon, (loosely) including twilights (d. & night, adv., throughout these or in both alike; all d., all the d., adv., throughout it; d.-break, break of d., dawn; d.-dream, -ing, -er, reverie or castle in air, indulgence, indulger, in them); dawn (before, at, d.); daylight (by d.; was broad d.; clear as d.); twenty-four hours (solar or astronomical d., from noon; civil d., from midnight; sidereal d., between two meridional transits of first point of Aries, about 4\' shorter than solar; natural d., =sidereal, also in first sense above); civil d. as point of time, date, &c. (one d., adv., on an unspecified date past or future; the other d., on a d., not long ago; one of these dd. or fine dd., before long, in prophecy or promise; some d., adv., in the future; d. of GRACE); date of specified festival &c. (first d., Sunday; Christmas d., birthd., pay-d., last D. or D. of JUDGMENT); date agreed upon (keep one\'s d., be punctual; one\'s d., for being at home to guests, esp. once a week); victory (carry, win, lose, the d.); period (often pl. in the dd. of, the dd. of old, in dd. to come, men of other dd.; better dd., when one was or will be better off; fallen on evil dd., in misfortune; sing., at, to, this d.; present-d., adj. =modern; the d., the current d., sufficient for the d. is the evil thereof, do not anticipate trouble; men of the d., persons of importance at any time); one\'s d., lifetime, period of prosperity, activity, power, &c., (also pl. end one\'s dd., die; every dog has his d., no one always unlucky); this d. week, month, year, reckoning forward or back from today; d. about, on alternate dd.; d. by d., d. after d., from d. to d., every d., advv. of daily repetition or progress; twice &c. a d., in each d. (see A); know the time of d., be wide awake, knowing; the d. before, after, the fair, advv., too early, late, for opportunity. D.-boarder, schoolboy feeding but not sleeping at school; d.-book in bookkeeping, book in which esp. sale transactions are entered at once for later transfer to ledger; d.-boy, schoolboy boarding at home; d.-fly, ephemerid; d.-labourer, hired by d. at fixed wage; d.-long, a& adv., (lasting) for whole d.; d.-owl, Hawk-owl hunting by day; d.-room, used by d. only, esp. common livingroom at schools; d-school, opp. Sunday, evening, or boarding school; d.-spring, dawn (poet.); d.-ticket, covering return on same d.; d-time, not night, esp. in the d.-time. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. creature of a day, short-lived. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The period from sunrise to sunset;—the period of the earth’s revolution on its axis—divided into twenty-four hours; -a specific time or period; time of life;—any particular day, as Christmas day;—day of battle; victory. Cabinet Dictionary
  33. The time between the rising and setting of the sun; the time from noon to noon; light, sunshine; the day of contest, the battle; an appointed or fixed time; a day appointed for some commemoration; from day to day, without certainty or continuance. Complete Dictionary

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