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

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The perch fishing east of Huron in the Central Basin is still poor, and the daily bag limit had to be reduced to 10 fish per day. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 4 Aug. 2022 Mornings will begin with a scenic hike followed by low-impact exercise while days will wind down with naptime, restorative yoga and daily massage. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 4 Aug. 2022 In fact, a 2015 study of premenopausal women found that those who performed 10 or 20 jumps with 30 seconds rest between jumps, twice daily for 16 weeks saw an improvement in hip bone mineral density compared to the control groups. Tatiana Lampa, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2022 High-tide flooding, also known as sunny-day flooding, is when coastal waters rise 1.8 feet or more above the typical daily high tide. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2022 On Wednesday, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said China sent 27 warplanes near its airspace, the highest daily tally since June 21. Brian Spegele, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2022 This type of flooding results from the overflow of ocean water at high tide that then covers low-lying areas -- typically occurring when the tides reach anywhere from 1.75 to 2 feet above the daily average, according to NOAA. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 3 Aug. 2022 Use this drugstore staple twice daily for the ultimate lash boost. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 1 Aug. 2022 Nonbackpackers may idealize it as a carefree nature meander, which much of it is, but the days are also chock-full of the minute tasks of daily living that take longer and/or require more intention. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, 30 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Drive an hour south to Flagler Fish Company in Flagler Beach to find long lines and more than 20 types of fresh fish and seafood daily like Wanda's Clam Dip. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2022 Make sure to wipe down all parts of the humidifier daily and sanitize the tank with a vinegar solution at least every other week so no microorganisms can grow in the standing water. Daniel Varghese, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 Bras provide amazing coverage and a nice lift when needed, but wearing one daily can be a bit of a hassle. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 4 Aug. 2022 Watch stunning dives from up to 25 feet in the air daily at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Main Street. The Indianapolis Star, 2 Aug. 2022 The Nella supplement was beta-tested on 257 participants who consumed it daily for two weeks and reported their results using online surveys. Jamie Rosen, Robb Report, 31 July 2022 Since their unofficial opening in June, the local community’s response to Skywater has been wildly positive, with foot traffic increasing daily. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 21 July 2022 Biden is taking Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment consisting of three pills taken twice daily for five days. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 21 July 2022 Sweep or dry mop daily to clean floors of dust, dirt, and other debris that causes micro-scratching. Jolie Kerr, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In 2011, the National Academy of Medicine (then called the Institute of Medicine) recommended the general public get between 600 and 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D daily. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 27 July 2022 In a separate report, the Italian daily noted that Del Vecchio’s massive fortune will be divided among six of his children. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Instead, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has achieved near-Churchillian stature as a wartime leader, and Western dignitaries arrive near-daily in Kyiv, lavishing cash, weaponry and expressions of support on Zelensky’s government. Laura Kingstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2022 Access to Blackacre Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead is free and open to the public daily, from sunrise to sunset. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 17 Mar. 2022 The West buys about $350 million worth of Russian crude daily and Europe spends another $300 million on gas. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, 28 Feb. 2022 Soups rotate, with four daily, and can be served in a cup ($5), paper bowl ($6.75) or sourdough bread bowl ($8.75). Susan Dunne, courant.com, 9 Feb. 2022 His meals are simple: homemade bread, local fruits and vegetables, lots of Kenyan tea, some meat, and a generous daily helping of favorite food—ugali, a dense maize-flour porridge. Cathal Dennehy, Outside Online, 6 Nov. 2021 The pope had already signaled his kids-over-kibbles stance in a 2014 interview with the Rome daily Il Messaggero. New York Times, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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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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