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see the light of day

Definition of see the light of day

  1. 1 :  to be seen or used <our fine china, which hasn't seen the light of day in at least 10 years>

  2. 2 :  to become publicly known <Important documents in this case have never seen the light of day.> <Her theory first saw the light of day in a well-respected magazine.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to perceive by the eye

    :  to perceive or detect as if by sight

    :  to have experience of :  undergo

  1. :  cathedra

    :  a cathedral town

    :  a seat of a bishop's office, power, or authority

lightplay
  1. :  something that makes vision possible

    :  the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors

    :  electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second

  1. :  having light :  bright

    :  not dark, intense, or swarthy in color or coloring :  pale

    :  medium in saturation and high in lightness

  1. :  to become light :  brighten

    :  to take fire

    :  to set fire to

  1. :  having little weight :  not heavy

    :  designed to carry a comparatively small load

    :  having relatively little weight in proportion to bulk

  1. :  lightly

    :  with little baggage

  1. :  dismount

    :  settle, alight

    :  to arrive by chance :  happen

  1. :  the time of light between one night and the next

    :  daylight

    :  daytime


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