Definition of Day
1. Noun. Time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis. "There are 30,000 passengers per day"
Generic synonyms: Time Unit, Unit Of Time
Specialized synonyms: Tomorrow, Today, Yesterday, Morrow, Eve, Date, Day Of The Month, Date
Terms within: Daylight, Daytime, High Noon, Midday, Noon, Noonday, Noontide, Twelve Noon, Dark, Night, Nighttime, 60 Minutes, Hour, Hr
Derivative terms: Daily
2. Noun. Some point or period in time. "These days it is not unusual"
Specialized synonyms: Crack Of Doom, Day Of Judgement, Day Of Judgment, Day Of Reckoning, Doomsday, End Of The World, Eschaton, Judgement Day, Judgment Day, Last Day, Last Judgement, Last Judgment, Off-day
3. Noun. A day assigned to a particular purpose or observance. "Mother's Day"
Specialized synonyms: Admission Day, Arbor Day, Cinco De Mayo, Commencement Day, Degree Day, November 5, Inauguration Day, January 20, Bissextile Day, February 29, Leap Day, V-day, Victory Day, Rag Day, Red-letter Day, Payday, Election Day, Polling Day, Field Day, Field Day, Ides, Market Day, Walpurgis Night, December 31, New Year's Eve, January 19, Lee's Birthday, Robert E Lee Day, Robert E Lee's Birthday, Tet, Holiday, February 2, Groundhog Day, February 12, Lincoln's Birthday, February 14, Saint Valentine's Day, St Valentine's Day, Valentine Day, Valentine's Day, February 22, Washington's Birthday, March 2, Texas Independence Day, March 17, Saint Patrick's Day, St Patrick's Day, All Fools' Day, April Fools', April Fools' Day, April 14, Pan American Day, Patriot's Day, First Of May, May 1, May Day, Mother's Day, Armed Forces Day, Davis' Birthday, Jefferson Davis' Birthday, June 3, Flag Day, June 14, Father's Day, Citizenship Day, September 17, American Indian Day, October 24, United Nations Day, Allhallows Eve, Hallowe'en, Halloween, Saint's Day, June 23, Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Night, St John's Eve, St John's Night, School Day, Speech Day, Washday, Washing Day, Wedding Day, Anniversary, Day Of Remembrance
4. Noun. The time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside. "It is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: 24-hour Interval, Mean Solar Day, Solar Day, Twenty-four Hour Period, Twenty-four Hours
Terms within: Forenoon, Morn, Morning, Morning Time
Specialized synonyms: Afternoon, Midafternoon, Eve, Even, Evening, Eventide
5. Noun. The recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working). "She called it a day and went to bed"
6. Noun. An era of existence or influence. "He was a successful pianist in his day"
7. Noun. The period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis. "How long is a day on Jupiter?"
8. Noun. The time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day.
9. Noun. A period of opportunity. "Every dog has his day"
10. Noun. United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935).
Definition of Day
1. n. The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine.
Definition of Day
1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names dot=) derived from a medieval diminutive of David. [ Day Surname Origin & Last Name Meaning] at Ancestor Search. ¹
2. Proper noun. (surname A=An English from=Middle English dot=) from day as a word for a "day-servant", an archaic term for a day-laborer.Ernest Weekley, ''The Romance of Words'' (1927), p. 165. ,or from given names such as Dagr, Daug, Dege, and Dey, cognate with Scandinavian Dag.Susa Young Gates, ''Surname Book and Racial History'' (1918) p. 289. ¹
3. Proper noun. (surname A=An Irish from=Irish dot=) anglicised from (term Ó Deághaidh descendant of a person named Good Luck lang=ga). ¹
4. Proper noun. A Mbum-Day language of Chad. ¹
5. Noun. Any period of 24 hours. ¹
6. Noun. A period from midnight to the following midnight. ¹
7. Noun. (astronomy) Rotational period of a planet (especially earth). ¹
8. Noun. The part of a day period which one spends at one’s job, school, etc. ¹
9. Noun. Part of a day period between sunrise and sunset where one enjoys daylight, daytime. ¹
10. Noun. A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time. ¹
11. Noun. A period of contention of a day or less. ¹
12. Verb. (rare) To spend a day (in a place). ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Day
1. the time between sunrise and sunset [n DAYS]
Medical Definition of Day
1. 1. The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine. 2. The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. Ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below. 3. Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work. 4. A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time. "A man who was great among the Hellenes of his day." (Jowett (Thucyd)) "If my debtors do not keep their day, . . . I must with patience all the terms attend." (Dryden) 5. (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc. "The field of Agincourt, Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus." (Shak) "His name struck fear, his conduct won the day." (Roscommon) Day is much used in self-explaining compounds; as, daybreak, daylight, workday, etc. Anniversary day. See Anniversary, Astronomical day, a period equal to the mean solar day, but beginning at noon instead of at midnight, its twenty-four hours being numbered from 1 to 24; also, the sidereal day, as that most used by astronomers. Born days. See Born. Canicular days. See Dog day. Civil day, the mean solar day, used in the ordinary reckoning of time, and among most modern nations beginning at mean midnight; its hours are usually numbered in two series, each from 1 to 12. This is the period recognised by courts as constituting a day. The Babylonians and Hindoos began their day at sunrise, the Athenians and Jews at sunset, the ancient Egyptians and Romans at midnight. Day blindness. The mean or average of all the apparent solar days of the year. One day, One of these days, at an uncertain time, usually of the future, rarely of the past; sooner or later. "Well, niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband." . Only from day to day, without certainty of continuance; temporarily. Sidereal day, the interval between two successive transits of the first point of Aries over the same meridian. The Sidereal day is 23 h. 56 m. 4.09 s. Of mean solar time. To win the day, to gain the victory, to be successful. Week day, any day of the week except Sunday; a working day. Working day. A day when work may be legally done, in distinction from Sundays and legal holidays. The number of hours, determined by law or custom, during which a workman, hired at a stated price per day, must work to be entitled to a day's pay. Origin: OE. Day, dai, dei, AS. Daeg; akin to OS, D, Dan, & Sw. Dag, G, tag, Icel. Dagr, Goth. Dags; cf. Skr. Dah (for dhagh ?) to burn. 69. Cf. Dawn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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