daylight

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noun day·light \ ˈdā-ˌlīt \

Definition of daylight

1 :the light of day
2 :daytime
3 :dawn
4 a :knowledge or understanding of something that has been obscure
  • began to see daylight on the problem
b :the quality or state of being open :openness
5 daylights plural
b :mental soundness or stability :wits
  • scared the daylights out of him
6 :a perceptible space, gap, or difference
  • denied there was any daylight between the two governments' positions

Examples of daylight in a Sentence

  1. Open up the curtains and let some daylight into the room.

  2. As daylight fades into darkness, everyone returns to their homes.

  3. For pictures taken in daylight, use a different film.

  4. We could see daylight through the cracks in the wall.

  5. The accident happened just after daylight.

  6. They said there was no daylight between the two governments' positions.

Recent Examples of daylight from the Web

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First Known Use of daylight

14th century



DAYLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

daylight

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Definition of daylight for English Language Learners

  • : the light of the sun and sky during the day : the natural light of day

  • : the time of day when the sky is light

  • : the time of day when sunlight first begins to appear


DAYLIGHT Defined for Kids

daylight

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noun day·light \ ˈdā-ˌlīt \

Definition of daylight for Students

1 :the light of day
2 :daytime
  • They travel only during daylight.
3 :2dawn 1


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