daily

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adjective

dai·​ly ˈdā-lē How to pronounce daily (audio)
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a
: 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
2
a
: reckoned by the day
average daily wage
b
: covering the period of or based on a day
daily statistics

daily

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adverb

1
: every day
2
: every weekday

daily

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noun

plural dailies
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

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
Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 Sign up for 's free daily newsletter to get breaking TV news, exclusive first looks, recaps, reviews, interviews with your favorite stars, and more. EW.com, 28 Feb. 2024 End of carousel How, for instance, to distribute the sound of Auschwitz’s 80 daily executions by gunshot without sensationalizing their unrelenting fire? Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 Oil prices skyrocketed last year after Russia and Saudi Arabia, two major oil producers, cut their daily oil outflow, with Saudi Arabia reducing it by 1 million barrels and Russia cutting it by 300,000 barrels (Russia later increased those cuts to 500,000 barrels). Brian Bushard, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 While that album’s title track was also a searing political salvo, the album largely told more intimate stories about love and daily life in the Sahel region of Africa. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 28 Feb. 2024 The average daily number of total subscribing members for the October-December quarter was 100.3 million, compared to 111.6 million for the same period last year, a 10% decrease. Patrick Frater, Variety, 28 Feb. 2024 Remember that long-distance caregivers can play supporting roles for family members who do live close to or even with an ailing parents, giving them respite from their daily responsibilities. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2024 Newsletter Go beyond the scoreboard Get the latest on L.A.'s teams in the daily Sports Report newsletter. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2024
Adverb
Over a two-week period, Rees was strapped to a restraint chair daily for up to 12 hours, the lawsuit said. Deon J. Hampton, NBC News, 28 Feb. 2024 This is a question I get asked nearly daily by senior executives and C-suite leaders. Debra Boggs, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 All meat, including ribs, brisket, chicken and the restaurant's signature pastrami, is made fresh daily in wood-burning smokers located behind the restaurant. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 28 Feb. 2024 Los Alamitos Laguna Niguel + Aliso Viejo Rancho Santa Margarita Restaurants Food and Drink Amusement Parks + Disneyland Orange County Register Store Get the latest news delivered daily! Orange County Register, 28 Feb. 2024 Editor Tip: The brand recommends using this product two to three times daily for three months for visible results. Brigitt Earley, Allure, 28 Feb. 2024 First pitch for the game is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Until now, Anderson has been working out daily on the back fields. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 28 Feb. 2024 According to the complaint, Brown, who had lived with Platt for a half-dozen years until 2020 and had known him for about 14 years overall, returned almost daily to the New Berlin home on Glen Park Court, where Platt helped care for an adult relative of Brown's who is nonverbal and autistic. Jim Riccioli, Journal Sentinel, 28 Feb. 2024 Direct flights from Charlotte and Atlanta are offered daily. Carrie Honaker, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2024
Noun
Not according to the people who come by his house daily, knock on his door or shake his hand and call him a hero. Linda Robertson, Miami Herald, 12 Feb. 2024 There are still plenty left on the market, keeping Elias on the phone daily. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 25 Jan. 2024 At the Kirya, Netanyahu daily confronts the subject of the hostages in Gaza. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 14 Jan. 2024 Mann, after reviewing all his dailies and his detailed shot plans, gave specific notes to deliver the essence of each scene. Scott Huver, Variety, 20 Dec. 2023 The restaurant has two private fishing boats that deliver fresh catches to the eatery daily. Gwen Filosa, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Cleansing and conditioning can be anything from a daily to a weekly event. Caitie Kelly, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2024 Buy on Amazon Real Cajun Chef Donald Link lives, breathes, and cooks his heritage daily. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 14 Dec. 2023 Yellow King is known for its egg sandwiches, made fresh daily. Pamela Brown, Hartford Courant, 3 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Daily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daily. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

daily

1 of 2 adjective
dai·​ly ˈdā-lē How to pronounce daily (audio)
1
a
: occurring, done, produced, or used every day or every weekday
a daily newspaper
b
: of or relating to every day
daily visitor
2
: figured in terms of one day
daily wages
daily adverb

daily

2 of 2 noun
plural dailies
: a newspaper published every weekday

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