day

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day

noun \ˈdā\

: a period of 24 hours beginning at midnight : one of the seven time periods that make up a week

: the time of light between one night and the next : the part of the day when light from the sun can be seen

: the part of the day when people are usually most active and when most businesses are open

Full Definition of DAY

1
a :  the time of light between one night and the next
b :  daylight 1
c :  daytime
2
:  the period of rotation of a planet (as earth) or a moon on its axis
3
:  the mean solar day of 24 hours beginning at mean midnight
4
:  a specified day or date
5
:  a specified time or period :  age <in grandfather's day> —often used in plural <the old days> <the days of sailing ships>
6
:  the conflict or contention of the day <played hard and won the day>
7
:  the time established by usage or law for work, school, or business
day after day
:  for an indefinite or seemingly endless number of days
day in, day out
:  for an indefinite number of successive days

Examples of DAY

  1. We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  2. Payment is due on the first day of every month.
  3. What day of the week is the 28th? It's a Friday.
  4. He spent five days in the hospital.
  5. She left on Thursday and came back four days later.
  6. That was the happiest day of my life.
  7. Parenthood gets better every day.
  8. The office is closed for the day.
  9. She works eight hours a day.
  10. It costs 10 dollars a day to park there.

Origin of DAY

Middle English, from Old English dæg; akin to Old High German tag day
First Known Use: before 12th century

Day

biographical name \ˈdā\

Definition of DAY

Clarence Shepard, Jr. 1874–1935 Am. author

Day

biographical name

Definition of DAY

Thomas 1748–1789 Eng. author

Day

biographical name

Definition of DAY

William Rufus 1849–1923 Am. statesman & jurist

day

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Time required for a celestial body to turn once on its axis; especially, the period of the Earth's rotation. The sidereal day (see sidereal period) is the time required for the Earth to rotate once relative to the background of the stars (i.e., the time between two observed passages of a star over the same meridian of longitude). The apparent solar day is the time between two successive transits of the Sun over the same meridian. Because the orbital motion of the Earth makes the Sun seem to move slightly eastward each day relative to the stars, the solar day is about four minutes longer than the sidereal day. The mean solar day is the average value of the solar day, which changes slightly in length during the year as the Earth's speed in its orbit varies.

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