day (plural days)
- Any period of 24 hours.
- I've been here for two days and a bit.
- A period from midnight to the following midnight.
- The day begins at midnight.
- Synonyms: Thesaurus:day
- (astronomy) Rotational period of a planet (especially Earth).
- A day on Mars is slightly over 24 hours.
- The part of a day period which one spends at one’s job, school, etc.
- I worked two days last week.
- Part of a day period between sunrise and sunset where one enjoys daylight; daytime.
- day and night; I work at night and sleep during the day.
- Synonyms: daylight, upsun, Thesaurus:daytime
- Antonyms: night, Thesaurus:nighttime
- A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.
- Every dog has its day.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0108 ↗:
- This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. […] Indeed, all his features were in large mold, like the man himself, as though he had come from a day when skin garments made the proper garb of men.
- 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 6, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
- If they had no more food than they had had in Jones's day, at least they did not have less.
- Synonyms: era, epoch, Thesaurus:era
- A period of contention of a day or less.
- The day belonged to the Allies.
- (meteorology) A 24-hour period beginning at 6am or sunrise.
- Your 8am forecast: The high for the day will be 30 and the low, before dawn, will be 10.
day (days, present participle daying; past and past participle dayed)
- (rare, intransitive) To spend a day (in a place).
- IPA: /deɪ/
- Surname derived from a medieval diminutive of David.
- Surname from day as a word for a "day-servant", an archaic term for a day-laborer, or from given names such as Dagr, Daug, Dege, and Dey, cognate with Scandinavian Dag.
- Surname anglicised from Ó Deághaidh ("descendant of a person named Good Luck").