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



Definition of daily (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : every day
2 : every weekday


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

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for daily

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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
See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In California average daily new cases numbered 2,571 for the week ending Sunday, down about 300 from the previous week. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: April 15-21, 2021," 25 Apr. 2021 Over the past month, new daily cases have increased about 150%, including 55% in the past two weeks. oregonlive, "As COVID-19 hospitalizations jump and Oregon reports 580 new cases, governor loosens restrictions on indoor sports," 21 Apr. 2021 Canada is scrambling to deal with a punishing third wave of the pandemic as several provinces have broken records for new daily Covid-19 cases, as well as hospital and intensive care admissions. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, "Faltering vaccine supplies in India is bad news for the world," 19 Apr. 2021 According to state data, since February 19, average daily new COVID-19 cases among children under 10 jumped 230%, more than any other age group. Max Bayer, CBS News, "COVID-19 cases spike in Michigan, fueled by infections among kids," 2 Apr. 2021 Of the six latest fatalities, the youngest was a Hispanic man in his 30s, officials said during the daily city-county coronavirus briefing. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio stores must post their policies on masks - customers deserve to know "whether they're entering a safe environment," says county judge," 9 Mar. 2021 But this weekend's public pace was reflected on Wednesday, when Biden's presidential daily intelligence briefing was the only event listed on his public schedule. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Biden says US is at 'war' with virus, but his weekends lack a battle posture," 6 Feb. 2021 One member of that team used to help edit the presidential daily briefing for President Trump, Mr. Schwartz said. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "Axios Wants to Help Companies Write Like Its Reporters—for $10,000 a Year, or More," 14 Jan. 2021 The dates and itinerary need to be finalized, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing in Beijing. NBC News, "Covid live updates: Latest on vaccine distribution and rising U.S. Covid cases," 6 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb In an interview with Spanish sports daily AS, Madrid president Florentino Pérez said the clubs can’t back out like some have announced. BostonGlobe.com, "English soccer fans want American owners out," 24 Apr. 2021 The Food and Drug Administration recommends taking 1,000 to 2,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil daily, with a maximum of 3,000 mg. Bryony Gilbey, chicagotribune.com, "The health benefits of fish oil," 11 Apr. 2021 Emergency department visits in Chicago are plateauing but still at a very high-risk figure of 131 average visits per day, while ICU beds are landing around 138 beds used daily. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, "Officials see ‘real signs of progress’ as some COVID-19 metrics improve in Illinois," 20 Apr. 2021 While this specific instance of CVST has been rare -- again, fewer than 1 in 1 million vaccine recipients -- CVST is a risk of medication many Americans ingest daily: oral contraceptives. Olivia Davies, ABC News, "Worried about your J&J COVID vaccine as shots are paused? Don't be, experts say.," 13 Apr. 2021 While about 300 bicyclists use the corridor daily, more than 3,000 bike trips would be made on the route after a bike lane opens, according to city estimates. Washington Post, "Car lanes vs. bike lanes: Proposals for busy Connecticut Avenue draw mixed reviews," 7 Apr. 2021 The Wauwatosa location will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Egg & Flour Pasta Bar is opening in Wauwatosa's Metcalfe Market on March 16," 11 Mar. 2021 The boathouse is open from noon to 4 p.m. daily and can be reached at 330-278-2160. Chris M. Worrell, cleveland, "Explore Cleveland Metroparks with multifaceted 2021 Trail Challenge," 5 Apr. 2021 The body needs 15 milligrams of vitamin E daily, or half a cup of raw almonds. Angela Watson, chicagotribune.com, "Foods that boost the immune system," 27 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Pre-pandemic highs typically numbered between 35,000 and 45,000 daily. Janet Moore, Star Tribune, "Spring break drew thousands of travelers to MSP Airport," 5 Apr. 2021 Subscription rates, printed on the front page of the new daily in 1871 were $10 per year, $6 per half year and $3 per quarter. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Marking 150 years as a daily news source for San Diegans," 20 Mar. 2021 Parma Heights currently has contracts with Parma, North Royalton and Strongsville at $125 daily per prisoner. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma Heights Police Department to continue prisoner housing services with Parma and Strongsville," 18 Mar. 2021 Paolo Bricco, a long-time auto-sector analyst with the Italian financial daily Il Sole/24 Ore, and the author of several books about Fiat, told Fortune. Eric J. Lyman, Fortune, "In his first earnings call as Stellantis CEO, Carlos Tavares doubles down on EVs and China," 3 Mar. 2021 The soft and simultaneously crispy bread is, of course, not new to the city — North Beach institution Liguria Bakery has been doling out hundreds of slabs on the daily for over 100 years. Omar Mamoon, San Francisco Chronicle, "A new slate of Bay Area chefs is getting inventive with a classic: bubbly, crispy focaccia," 28 Jan. 2021 Civilian employees--more than 750 daily--were transported by bus from Hope and surrounding counties. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "A place called Hope," 10 Jan. 2021 Hayati, who previously reported for Malaysian daily Berita Harian and English newspaper New Straits Times, has lost work due to retrenchment and is struggling to maintain her livelihood as a freelancer. Wired Staff, Wired, "One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack," 1 Dec. 2020 Trips to the all-inclusive Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort and Spa start at $466 per person, while vacations at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino come with endless breakfast and mimosas for two daily and a $125 food and beverage credit. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Travel Deal Tuesday Sales Worth Checking Out," 1 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'daily.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of daily


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


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1754, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about daily

Time Traveler for daily

Time Traveler

The first known use of daily was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for daily

Last Updated

4 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Daily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daily. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for daily



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



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


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



Kids Definition of daily (Entry 2 of 3)

: every day She jogs three miles daily.


plural dailies

Kids Definition of daily (Entry 3 of 3)

: a newspaper published every weekday

More from Merriam-Webster on daily

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for daily

Nglish: Translation of daily for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of daily for Arabic Speakers

Comments on daily

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!