daily

adjective
dai·​ly | \ ˈdā-lē How to pronounce daily (audio) \

Definition of daily

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : occurring, made, or acted upon every day daily needs
b : issued every day or every weekday a daily newspaper
c : of or providing for every day a daily schedule
2a : reckoned by the day average daily wage
b : covering the period of or based on a day daily statistics

daily

adverb

Definition of daily (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : every day
2 : every weekday

daily

noun
plural dailies

Definition of daily (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a newspaper that is published every day or every day except Sunday
2 British, old-fashioned : a servant who works on a daily basis
3 dailies plural : the first prints of a movie showing the scenes that are filmed each day : rush sense 6

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Synonyms & Antonyms for daily

Synonyms: Adjective

day-to-day, diurnal, quotidian

Synonyms: Noun

domestic, flunky (also flunkey), lackey, menial, retainer, servant, slavey, steward

Antonyms: Noun

master, mistress

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Examples of daily in a Sentence

Adjective

It has changed every aspect of daily life. I started eating healthier and added exercise to my daily routine. daily activities such as eating breakfast and washing your face There's not enough water to meet the daily needs of the city's people. She reads the daily paper each morning. Their average daily wage is only five dollars. She had been taking more than the recommended daily dose of the medicine.

Noun

the city's two largest dailies hired a daily to come in each morning to cook and clean
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Socialism is supposed to control the means of production, demolish the private sector and penetrate our daily lives. WSJ, "Self-Reliance Is Very Un-PC But It Isn’t a Mental Illness," 19 Feb. 2019 Hall’s hospitable poems, which approach difficult ideas in the idioms of common speech, defend the sense and meaning of ordinary language from the daily barrage of a debased and weaponized English. Walt Hunter, The Atlantic, "Remembering Donald Hall, a Poet of Love and Loss," 27 June 2018 The Baidu app had 161 million daily active users in December 2018, up 24% from a year earlier, the company said. Maria Armental, WSJ, "Baidu Forecasts Weaker Growth as Chinese Economy Slows," 22 Feb. 2019 There’s no doubt in my mind that the students of Parkland got more attention than, say, somebody facing daily gun violence in Chicago, because our area is affluent and mostly white. Allie Holloway, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sarah Chadwick, Laura Dern, & Diane Kruger Fight for Gun Violence Prevention," 20 Feb. 2019 The upgrade will be able to extend LIGO’s range by almost seven times, which should make picking up a gravitational wave event an almost daily occurrence. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "LIGO Gravitational Wave Observatory Getting $30 Million Upgrade," 15 Feb. 2019 To me, gun safety means being able to live without the daily fear of a shooting happening in my community. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "11 Teen Gun Violence Survivors and Activists on the Parkland Shooting Anniversary," 14 Feb. 2019 By the 16th century, sumptuary laws in Europe had extended from clothing to almost every aspect of daily life. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "Unenforceable Laws Against Pleasure," 24 Jan. 2019 When choosing a layered haircut, keep in mind that daily styling might involve some extra elbow grease on your part. Jaime Osnato, SELF, "10 Styling Hacks to Create Thicker-Looking Hair," 5 Jan. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Japanese media, including the business daily Nikkei, reported in December that Silk Road Fund was in contact with Japan Display over a potential investment. Takashi Mochizuki, WSJ, "China’s Silk Road Fund Denies It Has Been in Talks With Japan Display," 24 Jan. 2019 The presentation also highlighted the continuing growth of Steam's player base, which now includes over 40 million daily active users and which added 13.5 million first-time purchasers in just the first four months of 2018. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Valve working on “more accurate” replacement for Steam Spy’s sales data," 2 July 2018 Adam Mastroianni is a style and fashion photographer whose work focuses on capturing the unique styles seen daily on the streets of San Francisco. Adam Mastroianni, SFChronicle.com, "SF street style: Hanging in Hayes Valley," 30 June 2018 Where: Blissed Yoga Retreats, Siem Reap Cambodia What: Manifest personal health and happiness through daily holistic yoga, taught by two of Los Angeles’s most accomplished and influential teachers, Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom. Micaela English, Town & Country, "8 Wellness Retreats To Reset Your Body And Mind," 17 Dec. 2018 Lyon based daily Le Progrès claims that the Red Devils have already launched an offer for the France international this summer. SI.com, "French Journalist Explains Man Utd Fekir Offer as Report Claims Red Devils Submit Bid for Forward," 30 June 2018 These days, flights arrive daily from Cuba on airlines that include Copa, Caribbean and Aruba. Doreen Hemlock, miamiherald, "Cubans are flocking to Guyana for economic reasons — but there's a twist," 28 June 2018 Microsoft is only just starting to disclose this platform shift to other companies involved in the Chromium project, and the company isn’t ready to start distributing daily builds of Edge running with Chromium just yet. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chrome and bringing it to the Mac," 6 Dec. 2018 At 500 million straws used in the U.S. daily, that equates to more than 180 billion straws a year — most of which can't be recycled and end up in the nation's waterways and oceans. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Aardvark paper straws: This Fort Wayne company has your plastic straw alternative," 24 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Applying a little castor oil daily can help nurture your eyelashes and eyebrows. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Castor Oil Are Mostly for Your Hair and Skin," 15 Feb. 2019 He was removed three times as editor of a leading Saudi daily, Al Watan, for crossing red lines, such as criticizing the religious establishment. Margherita Stancati, WSJ, "Missing Journalist Was an Insider Willing to Cross Saudi Red Lines," 12 Oct. 2018 The publications ranged from large metro dailies, such as The Houston Chronicle, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and and The Denver Post, to small weekly periodicals. Fox News, "Boston paper presses coordinated response to Trump's media criticisms," 11 Aug. 2018 Digital First Media, which has been majority controlled by hedge fund Alden Global Capital LLC since 2012, owns about 50 dailies including the Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News as well about 150 other publications. Keach Hagey And Lukas I. Alpert, WSJ, "Hostile Bid for Gannett Rattles Some in the Newspaper Business," 14 Jan. 2019 Yomiuri centered Osaka’s photograph holding the U.S. Open trophy at the top of its Monday front page — as did the two other large dailies. Mari Yamaguchi, The Seattle Times, "Osaka charms Japan with her manners _ and broken Japanese," 10 Sep. 2018 The same op-ed has appeared in at least six newspapers, including dailies in Alabama, Florida, and Texas. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: SpaceX targeted, Chinese rocket scientist goes viral, SLS slips?," 5 Oct. 2018 Fully 61% of weekly papers and 70% of dailies that have ceased publication since 2004 are in counties with more than 100,000 people. The Economist, "Small-town American newspapers are surprisingly resilient," 21 June 2018 The Day 6 Hollywood Reporter print daily has arrived, featuring 56 pages of deals, reviews, exec interviews, news and festival happenings. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "What Matters in Hollywood Today," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of daily

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1754, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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daily

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of daily

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: happening, done, made, used, or existing every day
: published every day or every day except Sunday
: of or relating to one day

daily

noun

English Language Learners Definition of daily (Entry 2 of 2)

: a newspaper that is published every day or every day except Sunday
US : the first prints of a movie showing the scenes that are filmed each day
British, old-fashioned : a person who you pay to clean your house and do other jobs for you every day

daily

adjective
dai·​ly | \ ˈdā-lē How to pronounce daily (audio) \

Kids Definition of daily

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : occurring, done, produced, appearing, or used every day or every weekday Be sure to get your daily exercise.
2 : figured by the day a daily wage

daily

adverb

Kids Definition of daily (Entry 2 of 3)

: every day She jogs three miles daily.

daily

noun
plural dailies

Kids Definition of daily (Entry 3 of 3)

: a newspaper published every weekday

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