daylight

noun
day·​light | \ ˈdā-ˌlīt How to pronounce daylight (audio) \

Definition of daylight

1 : the light of day
3 : dawn
4a : 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

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Examples of daylight in a Sentence

Open up the curtains and let some daylight into the room. As daylight fades into darkness, everyone returns to their homes. For pictures taken in daylight, use a different film. We could see daylight through the cracks in the wall. The accident happened just after daylight. They said there was no daylight between the two governments' positions.
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Recent Examples on the Web That means Saturday will offer about 7 fewer hours of daylight than the summer solstice — the longest day of the year. oregonlive, "Winter officially begins Saturday. It’s also the shortest day of the year.," 20 Dec. 2019 Almería, the video reminded me, though in the same time zone, still had a good hour of daylight ahead, and that seemed enough to keep all hopes up. Camille Bordas, The New Yorker, "Only Orange," 16 Dec. 2019 But when the 49ers got around the perimeter, there was a lot of daylight. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Preston: After struggling to stop 49ers’ rushing attack, Ravens want to sharpen their edge on defense," 3 Dec. 2019 Coping with the end of daylight saving time is a very down-to-earth example of how yoga and meditation practice can totally enhance your life. 1. Rachel Meyer, chicagotribune.com, "What yoga taught me about parenting young ones through dark (early) mornings," 22 Nov. 2019 Coping with the end of daylight saving time is a very down-to-earth example of how yoga and meditation practice can totally enhance your life. 1. Rachel Meyer, Washington Post, "What I’ve learned about parenting young ones through dark, early mornings," 20 Nov. 2019 Bill Volkert, a naturalist and master bird bander who lives in Dundee, said the amount of daylight determines when most migratory species leave the state. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Early cold and snow may be disruptive to us, but animals have it all figured out," 13 Nov. 2019 There probably isn’t a lot of daylight between the two on issues and, despite everything else, Hunter remains widely respected for joining the Marines following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and serving in combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Issa’s odyssey takes congressional race for a ride," 20 Sep. 2019 Interior offensive lineman Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts A guard’s job used to be to get in the way — a burly body creating a sliver of daylight for a running back or a stand-tall guy holding the line against a surging pass rush. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, "N.F.L.’s Aerial Focus Changes Positions Off the Ball, Too," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of daylight

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of daylight was in the 14th century

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12 Jan 2020

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“Daylight.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daylight. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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More Definitions for daylight

daylight

noun
How to pronounce daylight (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of daylight

: 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

noun
day·​light | \ ˈdā-ˌlīt How to pronounce daylight (audio) \

Kids Definition of daylight

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

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