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 Under previous administrations, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, the White House and State Department held daily or almost daily briefings. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Former US officials call for the return of press briefings: 'It's about accountability'," 12 Jan. 2020 United will offer daily service between Mitchell International Airport and San Francisco International Airport for the summer season, from June 4 to Sept. 7. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "United Airlines adding seasonal nonstop flights between Milwaukee and San Francisco," 10 Jan. 2020 The result was a market cap decrease in Nissan of over $40 million a day since his arrest, and a €20 million daily decline at Renault, despite the overall automotive sector on average increasing in value by 12%. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, "How Nissan-Renault Became a ‘Masquerade of an Alliance,’ According to the Man Who Built It," 9 Jan. 2020 At Disney California Adventure Park, Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession will be a daily centerpiece. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "How to Ring in the Year of the Rat? With Dancing Lions and Fabulous Feasts," 8 Jan. 2020 The company is prepared to pay their employee £3,000 (about $3,950) for the engaging task, as well as all-inclusive travel for the employee and a friend (18+), a daily budget and fast passes. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Dream Job Alert! You Could Get Paid $4,000 to Be a Florida Theme Park Tester," 7 Jan. 2020 Most people could easily stop their Uphill Habits of daily exercise or getting out of bed at five a.m. Popular Science, "Reverse your bad habits with just a handful of tiny changes," 31 Dec. 2019 Among our many efforts to achieve the durable control of HIV without daily antiretroviral therapy (ART), a once-monthly, injectable combination HIV treatment (cabotegravir + rilpivirine) likely will reach the clinic for general use. Stat Staff, STAT, "What will 2020 bring for medicine and science? We asked 16 leaders for predictions," 30 Dec. 2019 Here the daily diet is broken down by food type and compared with current average food intake in world regions. National Geographic, "https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2020/01/how-we-can-feed-ten-billion-people-without-destroying-the-environment-feature.html," 24 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb As art historian Michael Rainer tells Viennese daily , a 17th-century biography of Dürer details a wall painting ordered by the emperor, but no other records of the commission survive. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Artwork Discovered in Vienna Cathedral’s Gift Shop May Be the Work of German Renaissance Master Albrecht Dürer," 13 Jan. 2020 Explaining the world, daily TAIWAN’S VOTERS go to the polls on January 11th to elect their president and parliament (called the Legislative Yuan). The Economist, "The Economist explains What is at stake in the Taiwan election?," 10 Jan. 2020 At least 500 commercial flights travel through Iranian and Iraqi airspace daily, Martin said. Alain Sherter, CBS News, "Stocks hold steady after Iran missile attack on U.S. troops," 8 Jan. 2020 Back home, Fletcher’s harrowing experience manifested itself as a myriad of health problems and severe PTSD that cropped up daily until his death at age 85. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "How a daughter's fight won full-honor burials for POWs, Medal of Honor recipients," 7 Jan. 2020 The men, described as Kenyans, did not possess any weapons while trying to access the gate, police officials told Kenyan daily The Star. Fox News, "Kenya police arrest 3 ‘terrorist suspects’ trying to enter British Army camp," 7 Jan. 2020 Assisted living amenities include 16 hours daily of on-site nursing, in addition to 24-hour caregivers and an a-la-carte care program. Mark Samuelson, The Denver Post, "A rush on ranches: Colorado’s attractions makes it a popular retirement target, but the sooner you start looking, the better," 27 Nov. 2019 Altamonte Mall: Not only can humans snag a pic with the big man himself daily through Dec. 24, but pets can also get in on the fun from 5 p.m. to set close on Mondays at the court between Macy’s and Center Court. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Searching for Santa? Here’s where to find him this holiday season in Central Florida," 4 Dec. 2019 Jack O’Lantern Junction daily through Oct. 31, EnterTrainment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Last-chance Halloween events in and around Cincinnati in 2019," 24 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The chain has come under fire for sweeping layoffs at its newspapers, including major dailies such as the Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, as well as smaller weeklies. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Tribune Publishing adds two board seats for Alden; hedge fund’s stake capped at 33% until end of June," 2 Dec. 2019 Since 2004, about a fourth of them, or 2,100 newspapers, in the U.S, have closed, including 70 dailies. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, "Free to a good home: 1 newspaper in Alaska," 21 Nov. 2019 Former journalists, civic leaders and others in the East Bay lament the loss of the community coverage that was once the staple of local dailies, many of which competed for scoops in towns where coverage areas overlapped. Washington Post, "Even amid affluence of tech capital, local news struggles," 28 Dec. 2019 Open to the public daily, Sunday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Greg Morago writes about food for the Houston Chronicle. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Buffalo Bayou's brew with a view in Sawyer Yards," 9 Dec. 2019 Hat tip to Sun-Times editor Chris Fusco, who tweeted the dueling postgame news alerts from Chicago’s two dailies, which may have been something of a Rorschach test for Bears fans. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "Bears Week 13 winners and losers: Joe Buck was able to laugh at his gaffe after Cordarrelle Patterson’s big kickoff return," 28 Nov. 2019 Syndicates and chains shrank the number of American dailies—including, significantly, newspapers that catered to minority and immigrant groups. Julia Guarneri, Smithsonian, "How Syndicated Columns, Comics and Stories Forever Changed the News Media," 31 Oct. 2019 By the end of 1999, one of the two major dailies — the morning San Francisco Chronicle and afternoon Examiner — was expected to close. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "My Y2K Story: In San Francisco, death took a holiday on 12/31/1999," 31 Oct. 2019 Citing logistical and security issues, Vilhelm Grevik of Sweden’s Prison and Probation Service told the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet on Wednesday, that the prison board won’t be able to organize a concert in the Kronoberg prison. USA TODAY, "A$AP Rocky will not be able to perform for inmates in Swedish prison where he was held," 4 Dec. 2019

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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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“Daily.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daily. Accessed 26 January 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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