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

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 People who are building right now may be remembering the previous summer and how much time was spent at home, when backyards became part of regular daily life, as well as the place for more activities than usual. Regina Cole, Forbes, 27 May 2021 In two separate reigns as champion, McIntyre has held the WWE championship for 300 total days, all while COVID-19 clouded everyone’s daily lives. Joey Hayden, Dallas News, 24 May 2021 In many African countries, single-use plastics have become a part of people’s daily life. Kingsley Kobo, Quartz, 16 May 2021 At a time when the Communist Party’s anti-American policies still colored daily life, Denver’s music was among the first and most popular pieces of American pop culture to be widely disseminated across the nation. Jason Jeong, The Atlantic, 4 May 2021 Net foreign buying of mainland Chinese shares through Stock Connect, a trading link with Hong Kong, hit a record daily high of 21.7 billion yuan, or the equivalent of $3.4 billion. Chong Koh Ping, WSJ, 25 May 2021 More than 1,500 businesses in the Twin Cities were damaged or destroyed between May 24 and June 16 of last year during the unrest following Floyd's murder, according to a state House of Representatives daily session report published in February. Chauncey Alcorn, CNN, 25 May 2021 This was just one incident in what have become almost daily confrontations in East Jerusalem, even after a cease-fire was struck last week to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Washington Post, 24 May 2021 The song rocketed straight to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking Spotify’s record, twice, for the most daily streams ever of a non-holiday song. Liam Hess, Vogue, 24 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb With leisure travel expected to continue growing, the current Honolulu flight will go to twice daily, starting June 6. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2021 After its grand opening, the Majestic offered seven vaudeville acts twice daily, including at various times Mae West, Jack Benny, Harry Houdini and a teen dance-contest winner from Fort Worth named Ginger Rogers. Thor Christensen, Dallas News, 9 Apr. 2021 It’s a small family business, with Aviad and his father, Sam Sheinfeld, working daily on the farm, and Yael handling marketing and communications remotely. Kaitlin Edquist, chicagotribune.com, 26 Mar. 2021 Use them alone or as directed by your dermatologist: Dr. Jackson recommends using hydroquinine products twice daily. Dori Price, Good Housekeeping, 23 Mar. 2021 Kane was a familiar presence in the state Capitol, working daily on the first-floor, across from the office of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and one floor below Gov. Ned Lamont. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 1 Mar. 2021 Anglers will be allowed to bring one fish over 24 inches to daily weigh-ins that will be held at the Sabine River Authority headquarters. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 10 Apr. 2021 Generally speaking, niacinamide can be used at any time of day—one to two times daily depending on the formulation—and generally in combination with other products without issue. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 25 Mar. 2021 And the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend 2.5 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit daily for overall health, which amounts to about nine servings per day. Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But don't overdo it with this potent nut since eating too many Brazil nuts can lead to selenium toxicity; stick with 1 or 2 daily to reap the nutritional benefits. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2021 Admission is $4 daily per person for residents and $8 per person for nonresidents. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 1 June 2021 Lately, FC Inter failed to pay regular salaries to its players and asked them to give up a part of their annual wage, Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera reported. Giacomo Galardini, Forbes, 26 May 2021 But don't overdo it with this potent nut since eating too many Brazil nuts can lead to selenium toxicity; stick with 1 or 2 daily to reap the nutritional benefits. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 17 May 2021 For example, 44 have a new daily of five sunfish, and 17 have a limit of five sunfish and five crappie. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 13 May 2021 Defending their move, on April 18, in an interview with a national daily, Shah emphasised the relevance of elections despite the pandemic. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 19 Apr. 2021 Pre-pandemic highs typically numbered between 35,000 and 45,000 daily. Janet Moore, Star Tribune, 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, 20 Mar. 2021

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

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9 Jun 2021

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“Daily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daily. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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