Definition of day
2 astronomy : the period of rotation of a planet (such as earth) or a moon on its axis the length of one day on Mars
4 : a specified day or date their wedding day the day of her birth
5 : a specified time or period : age in grandfather's day —often used in plural the old days the days of sailing ships
6 : the conflict or contention of the day played hard and won the day
7 : the time established by usage or law for work, school, or business starts his day with a cup of coffee after a long day at school We have a busy day tomorrow.
day after day
: for an indefinite or seemingly endless number of days wore the same pants day after day
day in, day out
Examples of day in a Sentence
We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Payment is due on the first day of every month.
“What day of the week is the 28th?” “It's a Friday.”
He spent five days in the hospital.
She left on Thursday and came back four days later.
That was the happiest day of my life.
Parenthood gets better every day.
The office is closed for the day.
She works eight hours a day.
It costs 10 dollars a day to park there.
Recent Examples of day from the Web
That gives them more time to spend on projects, which take up half of the school day, and to be mentored by teachers.
Garrett said Southern Illinois running backs coach Nate Griffin was first to make contact and extend an invite to the Salukis’ April 8 junior day, which took place prior to their spring game.
Powers uses examples from zombie films like 28 Days Later to tease out a theory of zombies as a potent political alternative for a world in search of a revolutionary catastrophe.
And the streaming platform has delivered with shows like Grace and Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Orange Is the New Black, The OA, The Crown, Marvel's Jessica Jones, One Day at a Time, Fuller House, and, of course, Glow.
Iraq’s exports rose 1.7 percent to 3.818 million barrels a day, the data showed.
As archaeologist Chris Clarkson was excavating a rock shelter in northern Australia one day in 2015, May Nango of the aboriginal Mirarr group brought her grandchildren to look at the pit.
The team will then head back out on the road for three games at Brooklyn before getting an off day on Wednesday.
But from her earliest days of high school, Emily McGuckin campaigned to bring girls gymnastics back to Lake Zurich.
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Origin and Etymology of day
Middle English, from Old English dæg; akin to Old High German tag day
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Day
Clarence Shepard, Jr. 1874–1935 American author
Definition of Day
Thomas 1748–1789 English author
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William Rufus 1849–1923 American statesman and jurist
DAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of day for English Language Learners
: a period of 24 hours beginning at midnight : one of the seven time periods that make up a week
: the time of light between one night and the next : the part of the day when light from the sun can be seen
: the part of the day when people are usually most active and when most businesses are open
DAY Defined for Kids
Definition of day for Students
1 : the time between sunrise and sunset : daylight
2 : the time a planet or moon takes to make one turn on its axis A day on earth lasts 24 hours.
3 : a period of 24 hours beginning at midnight The offer expires in ten days.
4 : a specified day or date Tuesday is Election Day.
5 : a particular time : age There was no Internet in your grandparent's day.
6 : the time set apart by custom or law for work He works an eight-hour day.
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