daylight saving time


Definition of daylight saving time

: time usually one hour ahead of standard time

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

Examples of daylight saving time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kemp also signed Senate Bill 100, which allows Georgia to observe daylight saving time all year if Congress authorizes states to make the change. Nyamekye Daniel, Washington Examiner, "Kemp signs bills on lodging tax, income tax credit for teachers," 23 Apr. 2021 The only other state that does not observe daylight saving time is Hawaii, which exempted itself in 1967. Lucas Manfredi, Fox News, "What is Daylight Saving Time and why does most of Arizona not observe it?," 12 Mar. 2021 The youngest member of the House, Cawthorn has been the lead sponsor on nine bills since he was sworn into office in January, including making daylight saving time permanent and providing adequate mental health care to Capitol Police officers. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, "Rep. Madison Cawthorn proposes 'Donument' act, making Trump's border wall a national monument," 14 Apr. 2021 With legislation currently in Congress that would make daylight saving time permanent all year, test your knowledge on this time-shifting process! Washington Post, "How much do you know about Daylight Saving Time?," 13 Mar. 2021 Birthdays for some 20,000 Chicagoans were wrong, thanks to daylight saving time. Kori Rumore,, "Daylight saving time: Why it began, where it exists and how it saved one Chicago man’s life," 13 Mar. 2021 There's a bill before Congress to lock us into daylight saving time. Star Tribune, "Lileks: If we save some daylight, will it earn interest?," 12 Mar. 2021 The opposition toward daylight saving time has persisted over the years with action taken against it as recently as earlier as this week. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Spring those clocks forward an hour, daylight saving time is back. This is why," 12 Mar. 2021 Fifteen other states -- including California, which voted to make daylight saving time permanent in 2018, and Washington, which did the same in 2019 -- have passed similar legislation. Shirin Ali, CNN, "Senators once again introduce a bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent," 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of daylight saving time

1908, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2021

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“Daylight saving time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of daylight saving time

US : a period of the year between spring and fall when clocks in the U.S. are set one hour ahead of standard time

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Kids Definition of daylight saving time

: time usually one hour ahead of standard time

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