daylight saving time

noun

: 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 Does every state observe daylight saving time? Not all states and U.S. territories participate in daylight saving time. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 6 May 2024 Currently, the following states and territories do not observe daylight saving time. Julia Gomez, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2024 Outside of the United States, most of the world doesn't observe daylight saving time. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 9 Mar. 2024 In 2019, Kentucky Republican Reps. Bart Rowland of Tompkinsville and Brandon Reed of Hodgenville pre-filed a bill to do away with resetting clocks every six months and instead use daylight saving time all year long. Jennifer Sangalang, The Courier-Journal, 8 Mar. 2024 There’s also a Chef Connect feature which syncs clocks to other range elements, which is incredibly handy for daylight savings time or when the power goes out. Deanne Revel, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Feb. 2024 Public opinion recently caused lawmakers to take action to do away with daylight saving time. Julia Gomez, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2024 Under the act, states can exempt themselves from daylight saving time. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 9 Mar. 2024 Time travel is real, and people across the country practice it together two times every year— as the United States enters and exits daylight saving time. Jireh Deng, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2024

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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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“Daylight saving time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daylight%20saving%20time. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

daylight saving time

noun
: time usually one hour ahead of standard time

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