diurnal

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1di·ur·nal

adjective \dī-ˈər-nəl\

: active mainly during the day

: happening every day

Full Definition of DIURNAL

1
a :  recurring every day <diurnal tasks>
b :  having a daily cycle <diurnal tides>
2
a :  of, relating to, or occurring in the daytime <the city's diurnal noises>
b :  active chiefly in the daytime <diurnal animals>
c :  opening during the day and closing at night <diurnal flowers>
di·ur·nal·ly \-nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of DIURNAL

  1. <a love as constant and certain as the diurnal tides>

Origin of DIURNAL

Middle English, from Latin diurnalis — more at journal
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

2diurnal

noun

Definition of DIURNAL

1
archaic :  diary, daybook
2
:  journal 2a

Examples of DIURNAL

  1. <a microfilm containing a collection of diurnals published by 19th-century American abolitionists>

First Known Use of DIURNAL

1600

Rhymes with DIURNAL

di·ur·nal

adjective \dī-ˈərn-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIURNAL

1
: having a daily cycle <diurnal rhythms>
2
a : of, relating to, or occurring in the daytime <diurnal activity> b : chiefly active during the daytime <diurnal mosquitoes>
di·ur·nal·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: diurnal arc
Previous Word in the Dictionary: diuretic
All Words Near: diurnal

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up diurnal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).