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adjective dai·ly \ˈdā-lē\

Definition of daily

  1. 1a :  occurring, made, or acted upon every day daily needsb :  issued every day or every weekday a daily newspaperc :  of or providing for every day a daily schedule

  2. 2a :  reckoned by the day average daily wageb :  covering the period of or based on a day daily statistics

Examples of daily in a Sentence

  1. It has changed every aspect of daily life.

  2. I started eating healthier and added exercise to my daily routine.

  3. daily activities such as eating breakfast and washing your face

  4. There's not enough water to meet the daily needs of the city's people.

  5. She reads the daily paper each morning.

  6. Their average daily wage is only five dollars.

  7. She had been taking more than the recommended daily dose of the medicine.

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First Known Use of daily

before 12th century


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adverb dai·ly

Definition of daily

  1. 1 :  every day

  2. 2 :  every weekday

First Known Use of daily

15th century


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daily

noun dai·ly

Definition of daily

plural

dailies

  1. 1 :  a newspaper published every weekday

  2. 2 British :  a servant who works on a daily basis

  3. 3 dailies plural :  rush 6

Examples of daily in a Sentence

  1. the city's two largest dailies

  2. hired a daily to come in each morning to cook and clean

First Known Use of daily

1754



DAILY Defined for English Language Learners

daily

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adjective

Definition of daily for English Language Learners

  • : happening, done, made, used, or existing every day

  • : published every day or every day except Sunday

  • : of or relating to one day

daily

noun

Definition of daily for English Language Learners

  • : a newspaper that is published every day or every day except Sunday

  • dailies : the first prints of a movie showing the scenes that are filmed each day

  • : a person who you pay to clean your house and do other jobs for you every day


DAILY Defined for Kids

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daily

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adjective dai·ly \ˈdā-lē\

Definition of daily for Students

  1. 1 :  occurring, done, produced, appearing, or used every day or every weekday Be sure to get your daily exercise.

  2. 2 :  figured by the day a daily wage


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adverb dai·ly

Definition of daily for Students

  1. :  every day She jogs three miles daily.


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noun dai·ly

Definition of daily for Students

plural

dailies

  1. :  a newspaper published every weekday



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