daylight saving time

noun

: time usually one hour ahead of standard time

called also daylight saving, daylight savings, daylight savings time, daylight time

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But there is less widespread agreement about whether to stick to daylight saving time or standard time all year ‘round. Dave Goldiner New York Daily News (tns), al, 26 July 2022 Under the measure, the shift to permanent daylight saving time would take effect next year. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 Nearly a month into daylight saving time, many Americans want things to stay that way. Jennifer De Pinto, CBS News, 9 Apr. 2022 Most of the United States spends 34 weeks on daylight saving time. Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2022 There’s significant scientific evidence pointing to daylight saving time increasing the odds of issues like cardiovascular emergencies, traffic accidents, and emergency department visits, Dr. DelRosso tells SELF. Serena Coady, SELF, 17 Mar. 2022 Changes in activity during daylight saving time also depend on a person’s geography. Camille Squires, Quartz, 17 Mar. 2022 Approximately 40 percent advocated for staying on standard time year-round, while 30 percent preferred sticking to daylight saving time. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Mar. 2022 For the past 80 years, a ritual takes place across most of America every spring and fall: moving clocks an hour ahead or an hour behind, namely daylight saving time or standard time. al, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of daylight saving time was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Daylight saving time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daylight%20saving%20time. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition

daylight saving time

noun
: time usually one hour ahead of standard time

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Last Updated: 30 Jul 2022

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