daily

adjective
dai·​ly | \ˈdā-lē \

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 for daily

Synonyms: Adjective

day-to-day, diurnal, quotidian

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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

The Birch Aquarium is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and tickets are $18.50 for adults, $14 children ages 3 to 17. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Museums offers family-friendly activities this summer," 27 June 2018 The human body is well equipped for daily cleansing using your liver, lungs, skin, and kidneys. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Health Matters: Is a "detox diet" good or bad for your health?," 13 July 2018 In mice with implanted cancer cells, two weeks of daily reward circuit stimulation produced a powerful response—their tumors were 40 to 50 percent smaller than those in control mice that didn’t get the brain activation. Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, "Could Brain Stimulation Slow Cancer?," 13 July 2018 At Duke, DelBianco began the journey that would lead her away from the daily labor of raising steers, and towards a new kind of labor entirely: novel writing. refinery29.com, "How Rae DelBianco Went From Cattle Farmer To Bookstagram Queen To Literary Darling — All By 25," 13 July 2018 Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings Learn about the behaviors of fish, sting rays, and other marine life during free daily feeding presentations. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boca Raton area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 In March, the Department of Revenue issued its Spring Revenue Forecast with a daily 2018 North Slope production prediction of 521,800. Author: Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Despite slight production dip, Alaska oil revenue grows in FY18," 13 July 2018 Plastic straws are everywhere—a natural accompaniment to your daily iced coffee and occasional cocktail. Alice Bell, Vogue, "11 Stylish, Sustainable Straws to Help You Cut Down on Single-Use Plastic," 13 July 2018 And if timeless Wrangler style is your thing, skipping the Rubicon edition for the Sahara model will provide a better daily driving experience. Tom Voelk, New York Times, "26 Vehicles Played in the Mud. Here’s the Dirt.," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

In addition to the Friday free beer, park officials said guests can also enjoy happy hour daily starting at 4 p.m., which will include food and drink deals. Kevin Williams, ajc, "SeaWorld Orlando will pour free beers on Fridays this summer," 18 May 2018 Colic is often defined as crying more than three hours daily for more than three days per week. Philly.com, "The problem with Harvey Karp's $1,160 bassinet," 26 Apr. 2018 And there is still lots of room to grow, especially in Latin American markets where the average consumer’s video intake (four to five hours daily) nears that of American consumers (over five hours daily). Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Netflix Hasn’t Found an Expectation It Can’t Beat," 16 Apr. 2018 According to Variety, however, one of the most visible programs will be Fox News’ daily digests, which will air in the morning and the afternoon, including on the weekends. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Facebook’s first wave of ‘trustworthy’ news shows sure includes a lot of Fox News," 11 July 2018 Robins, who speaks almost daily with Levine, described the former mayor as a high-energy businessman who has little patience for analysis and rumination. David Smiley, Joey Flechas And Danny Rivero, miamiherald, "Hustle and Flow: How Philip Levine made the money that’s financing his bid for governor," 10 July 2018 Moreover, checking the websites of Houston’s upstream oil companies, there are new projects being awarded almost daily — which usually means new job postings are on the way. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Energy industry outlook: Looking upstream," 8 July 2018 Available daily in Phoenix (dinner menu) and on community nights in the new south Tempe location. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "It's National Fried Chicken Day! Phoenix restaurants for best fried chicken," 6 July 2018 The hours recently changed — the Star now serves lunch and dinner daily except Monday, so go for Sunday lunch or weeknight dinner. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Don't be fuzzy about the date and time of the big Parker County Peach Festival," 4 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Day 6 Hollywood Reporter print daily has arrived, featuring 56 pages of deals, reviews, exec interviews, news and festival happenings. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "What Matters in Hollywood Today," 14 May 2018 The Capital is an institution in Maryland’s capital and was one of the last dailies to switch from publishing in the afternoon to mornings. Washington Post, "Staffers resolve to put out paper despite fatal shooting," 29 June 2018 True Laurel: 753 Alabama St., San Francisco; Open daily: 4 p.m. to 2 .m. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Two Bay Area bars named among the country’s best," 30 May 2018 The dailies in play, as part of the North of Boston Media group, are the Eagle-Tribune, the Salem News, the Daily News of Newburyport, and the Gloucester Daily Times. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Newspapers north of Boston may be in two chains’ sights," 26 June 2018 Looking ahead, Mowrey tells THR that Watson technology could be used to catalog dailies for film editors — what is currently a manual process handled by assistant editors. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Fox Sports Teams With IBM Watson to Use Artificial Intelligence for FIFA World Cup," 18 June 2018 GateHouse dailies, meanwhile, circle Boston, with one exception: the Essex County territory claimed by CNHI. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Newspapers north of Boston may be in two chains’ sights," 26 June 2018 Second, the big local dailies, save for the New York Post, didn’t cover it. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "An Asian-American Awakening," 11 June 2018 Despite a growing domestic oil industry, the U.S. imported more than 10 million barrels of oil daily last year, about a third of it coming from OPEC nations. Rob Jackson, Scientific American, "Relaxing Vehicle-Efficiency Standards Is a Truly Dangerous Idea," 12 July 2018

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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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More Definitions for daily

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

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

adjective
dai·​ly | \ˈdā-lē \

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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