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 California's average daily new cases hit 8,211 over the past seven-day period. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In CA: $320,000 in overtime when your base salary is $25,000; It's the life in the LADWP," 14 July 2020 The United States recorded more than 60,000 new coronavirus infections Saturday for the third straight day after setting a record-high for new daily cases the previous day. Tim O'donnell, TheWeek, "10 things you need to know today: July 12, 2020," 12 July 2020 Coronavirus cases have spiked in Southern states since the beginning of June, oftentimes surpassing records for daily new cases. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "'He's made a lot of mistakes': Trump criticizes Anthony Fauci's response to coronavirus," 10 July 2020 Take Wisconsin, where daily new cases have increased by 28 percent over the past two weeks. Nigel Chiwaya, NBC News, "Trump blames increased testing for rise in COVID cases. Data points to other factors.," 1 July 2020 More than 66,000 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the U.S. on Friday, the highest daily number since the pandemic began, raising the country’s total to nearly 3.2 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Jim Carlton And Frances Yoon, WSJ, "Coronavirus Cases Climb in U.S. South, West," 11 July 2020 Jefferson County’s 7-day average crossed 200 daily cases for the second time, and now stands at 214 cases per day. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, "Birmingham and Huntsville areas breaking coronavirus records, as all of Alabama sees July surge," 9 July 2020 The system causing the rain is forecast to remain over the region until Thursday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters at a daily news briefing. Fox News, "Japan flooding death toll rises to 53, a dozen missing as torrential rains spread through region," 6 July 2020 A day earlier Kosovar authorities reported 8 deaths from the coronavirus, the highest daily number in the Western Balkan country since the start of the outbreak in March. Washington Post, "Serbian military opens field hospital amid coronavirus spike," 6 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The restaurant gets shipments of fresh Maine lobster daily from a source it's used for years. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Lobster week is now lobster month at Mudgie's Deli in Corktown," 9 July 2020 Editor Chris Quinn regularly hosts daily half-hour coronavirus news podcast, with help from editors Jane Kahoun, Kris Wernowsky and me. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Does new video from Cleveland’s May 30 protest contradict police version of violence? This Week in the CLE," 7 July 2020 After a median follow-up of ten days, 256 of the 397 patients receiving the drug daily had improved and 44 had died. Mallory Moench, SFChronicle.com, "Do women follow health guidelines better than men? What we learned from world’s first COVID-19 conference," 10 July 2020 The Kurier daily reported that the victim was a critic of Ramzan Kadyrov, the authoritarian leader of Russia’s Chechnya region. Washington Post, "World Digest: July 5, 2020," 5 July 2020 El Senorial serves traditional Mexican food for lunch and dinner daily. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "30-plus patios at bars and restaurants across Milwaukee where you can eat or drink outside," 2 July 2020 Florida reported more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases daily for nearly a week, including a record of 9,585 cases in one day on June 26. Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Florida governor "not going back" on state's reopening even as coronavirus cases surge," 1 July 2020 The dancer posts around six videos on TikTok daily, which typically get a cumulative half a million views. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "India’s TikTok stars can survive the ban—if they diversify," 30 June 2020 There were between 250 and 270 suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals daily from Thursday to Sunday, although total hospital numbers are much higher now. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona coronavirus update: Big number of new cases because of reporting delay," 1 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Starting June 22, Texas Discovery Gardens will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do in July in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 2 July 2020 But Buffett knew that the Buffalo market could support only one daily; cities all over the country were seeing the shuttering of the second or third paper in town as reader habits and advertiser practices changed. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, "Goodbye to the Hometown Paper," 8 July 2020 Starting June 22, Texas Discovery Gardens will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do in July in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 2 July 2020 Starting June 22, Texas Discovery Gardens will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do this month in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 26 June 2020 Best for Everyday: Brooks Ghost 12 For a reliable shoe that can be worn on the daily, runners put their trust in Brooks Ghost 12s. Lindsey Olander, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Running Shoes for All Kinds of Terrain," 22 June 2020 Starting June 22, Texas Discovery Gardens will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do during June in Dallas-Fort Worth," 12 June 2020 Perhaps your son would enjoy a supervised daily walk (or bike ride) in the neighborhood? Philip Galanes, New York Times, "What Comes After a 2-Month Quarantine Date?," 21 May 2020 For those comfortable convening in person, the 211 parishes in the archdiocese will begin offering at least one public Mass daily beginning May 25. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "In-person Mass to resume, but this is not going to be 'a return to normal,' Archbishop says," 8 May 2020

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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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“Daily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daily. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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daily

adjective
How to pronounce daily (audio)

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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