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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for daily

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

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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 On the southeastern shore of the lake outside the park, Pleasant Harbor Marina offers sport boat, pontoon and water scooter rentals, a waterside restaurant and daily cruises. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, "Want to rent a houseboat, kayak or other water toy this summer? You can at these Arizona lakes," 30 June 2020 The county judge, Clay Jenkins, said Friday morning the county will report another record high of daily new cases — 496 — later Friday. Patrick Svitek, ExpressNews.com, "Pence following through with Sunday visit to Dallas church as pandemic rages," 27 June 2020 Helena: The state reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest daily number of new cases since the pandemic began, pushing the state’s case total to more than 800, state officials said. USA TODAY, "Marathon man, Veep visit, mask mandates: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2020 Reaction to the news was swift and angry at the end of a week that saw record daily numbers of new coronavirus infections in the United States. Hannah Sampson, Anchorage Daily News, "Airlines tried social distancing on board. For many, that experiment is ending.," 26 June 2020 There have been more than 2,200 new daily cases since the beginning of the month, leading to extraordinary measures such as admitting adult patients to the Texas Children's Hospital to make up for a lack of resources. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Texas governor suspends elective surgeries in major cities as the coronavirus overwhelms hospitals," 25 June 2020 But on 15 of the past 17 days since then, more than 100 new daily cases have been reported. oregonlive, "191 new cases reported Tuesday, including new outbreak at food processor in Umatilla County: Coronavirus in Oregon," 23 June 2020 Each was averaging just under 28 daily cases as of Friday. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, "Top spots to watch in Alabama as coronavirus cases surge in June," 20 June 2020 New York state health officials on Thursday reported the lowest daily number of deaths from the coronavirus — 42 — since the pandemic began. Audrey Mcnamara, CBS News, "Cuomo says Buffalo police video "disturbs your basic sense of decency and humanity"," 5 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb There were between 250 and 270 suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals daily from Thursday to Sunday, although total hospital numbers are much higher now. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona coronavirus update: Big number of new cases because of reporting delay," 1 July 2020 Computers can be reserved for two hours once daily. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Rocky River Public Library allows limited access to building: West Shore Chatter," 30 June 2020 My preferred way to enjoy the wonderful falafel is atop a bowl of hummus, whipped up fresh daily with chickpeas imported from the Middle East. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Order from these three restaurants, and watch vegetables steal the show," 26 June 2020 Border Patrol detains an average of under 200 people nationwide daily, down from 20,000 at the peak of last year's migration surge, Morgan said. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Border crisis on tap as people flee economically strapped Mexico and Central America," 25 June 2020 In recent weeks, preliminary findings have flagged potential problems with some COVID-19 tests, including one used daily at the White House. BostonGlobe.com, "Accuracy still unknown for many coronavirus tests rushed out," 14 June 2020 One of them, Briana Hernandez, told the station that the group has been on the overpass daily to raise awareness after the death of the of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. NBC News, "Enraged New York driver who chased protesters with blades attached to arm is arrested," 4 June 2020 After a heated debate about masks erupted in Arizona, where the number of coronavirus cases have been growing daily, Gov. Doug Ducey is requiring his citizens to cover their faces in public. Fox News, "Arizona Gov. Ducey says public should wear coronavirus masks after heated statewide debate," 18 June 2020 In the trials, which began in March, more than 2,000 patients received 6 milligrams of the drug daily for 10 days. Kellie Hwang, SFChronicle.com, "The cheap steroid being hailed as life-saving COVID-19 treatment: What we know about dexamethasone," 16 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Starting June 22, Texas Discovery Gardens will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do this month in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 26 June 2020 Best for Everyday: Brooks Ghost 12 For a reliable shoe that can be worn on the daily, runners put their trust in Brooks Ghost 12s. Lindsey Olander, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Running Shoes for All Kinds of Terrain," 22 June 2020 Starting June 22, Texas Discovery Gardens will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do during June in Dallas-Fort Worth," 12 June 2020 Perhaps your son would enjoy a supervised daily walk (or bike ride) in the neighborhood? Philip Galanes, New York Times, "What Comes After a 2-Month Quarantine Date?," 21 May 2020 For those comfortable convening in person, the 211 parishes in the archdiocese will begin offering at least one public Mass daily beginning May 25. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "In-person Mass to resume, but this is not going to be 'a return to normal,' Archbishop says," 8 May 2020 In Texas, for instance, new cases dipped in mid-April, but have lately been on the rise, with a spike late last week to more than 1,000 daily that has brought the total to more than 32,000. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump cheers on governors as they ignore White House coronovirus guidelines in race to reopen," 5 May 2020 The number has jumped by more than a thousand daily in recent weeks. Los Angeles Times, "As some coronavirus closures lift in the U.S., studies suggest more and earlier infections," 23 Apr. 2020 The third-year coach misses the routine of everyday life, such as daily walks to Starbucks, frequenting his favorite restaurants and, of course, interacting in person with players, coaches, family and friends. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet using time off for reflection," 1 Apr. 2020

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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

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2 Jul 2020

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“Daily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daily. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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

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