Definition of Day-to-day

1. Adjective. Of or belonging to or occurring every day. "A daily paper"

Exact synonyms: Daily, Day-after-day, Day-by-day
Similar to: Periodic, Periodical
Derivative terms: Day

Definition of Day-to-day

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) Ordinary or mundane. ¹

2. Adjective. (idiomatic) Happening every day. ¹

3. Adjective. (idiomatic US sports) Subject to daily redetermination. ¹

4. Adverb. (idiomatic) On a daily basis. ¹

5. Noun. (idiomatic) Ordinary, monotonous routine; that which is usual or mundane. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Day-to-day

day-to-day (current term)
day after
day after day
day after tomorrow
day and age
day and night
day bed
day beds
day before yesterday
day blind

Literary usage of Day-to-day

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1. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a less number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The trial, it appears, continued from day to day, until the 13th. when the jury found him guilty in the manner and form in which he stood indicted in the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Adjournment may be for a designated time, as from day to day, or it may be indefinite, in which case it is said to be "without day. ..."

4. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"was debated and the Question put, whether the Court fell ; and 'twas carried in the Negative, and the Court was Ad- journ'd from day to day, till 40 came ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies James Boswell by James Boswell (1791)
"CONDEM N' D to Hope's deh;five mine, • , " As on we toil from day to day, ... day to day ..."

6. Publications (1853)
"the peace of God, for I now expect from day to day to i Pet. 1.i. present my sacrifice. Pray God that he will keep me steadfast to the end. ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Queen's Bench, and by William Mawdesley Best, George James Philip Smith (1866)
"The House again met on that day, and sat from day to day until the 26th February, the sitting having been duly adjourned from day to day, and on the last ..."

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