Definitions of day

  1. United States writer best known for his autobiographical works ( 1874- 1935)
  2. an era of existence or influence; " in the day of the dinosaurs"; " in the days of the Roman Empire"; " in the days of sailing ships"; " he was a successful pianist in his day"
  3. a period of opportunity; " he deserves his day in court"; " every dog has his day"
  4. some point or period in time; " it should arrive any day now"; " after that day she never trusted him again"; " those were the days"; " these days it is not unusual"
  5. the recurring hours when you are not sleeping ( especially those when you are working); " my day began early this morning"; " it was a busy day on the stock exchange"; " she called it a day and went to bed"
  6. time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; " two days later they left"; " they put on two performances every day"; " there are 30, 000 passengers per day"
  7. a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; " Mother's Day"
  8. the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; " the dawn turned night into day"; " it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
  9. the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
  10. 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?"
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.
  14. A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.
  15. The period of light between sunrise and sunset; daylight; sunshine; the period of twenty- four hours, reckoning from midnight to midnight ( the civil day), or from noon to noon ( the astronomical day); in the east, a distance that can be traveled in twenty- four hours; a specified time or period; as, the day of chivalry; the number of hours allowed by law or custom for work; as, printers work an eight- hour day.
  16. The time of light: the time from morning till night: twenty- four hours, the time the earth takes to make a revolution on her axis; also credit: a distant day being fixed for payment.
  17. Time from sunrise to sunset; the 24 hours from midnight to midnight.
  18. The period of daylight.
  19. The twenty- four hours from midnight to midnight.
  20. A period; an age; a battle, or its result.
  21. The time of light from sunrise to sunset, called the artificial day; the space of twenty- four hours, commencing with us at twelve o'clock midnight, called the civil day; the period of twenty- four hours, less four minutes, in which the earth makes one complete revolution on its axis, called the siderial day; the interval between the sun being in the meridian, and his return to it, called the solar day; the daylight; the contest of a day; any period of time distinguished from other time; an appointed or fixed time; time of commemorating an event. Day by day, daily: each day in succession. To- day, this day; at present. To win the day, to gain the victory. Day of grace, the time when mercy is offered to sinners. Days of grace, days granted by the court for delay, at the prayer of the plaintiff or defendant. Days of grace, a customary number of days allowed for the payment of a note or bill of exchange, after it becomes due. Day- rule or writ, certificate of permission which the court gives to a prisoner to go beyond the bounds of the prison for the purpose of transacting his business. Day- ticket, a railway or steamboat pass, available for return on the same day. Day in court, a day for the appearance of parties in court. Days in bank, days of appearance in the court of common bench.

Usage examples for day

  1. No, my lord, not to- day. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. That is the kind of thing to- day. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  3. I too; And one day she with. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  4. Some day he will come. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  5. Good day, one and all!" – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  6. Can you pay 'em all to- day? – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. " A day like this! – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  8. What day is 't upo'? – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  9. I could see that, even in this one day I was there. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  10. He is not at home to- day. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  11. You take all day to tell a thing. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  12. Well, what else happened to- day? – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  13. " Well, I might some day. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  14. Then, he said, I think he will be here in a day or two. – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss
  15. And now what would he do, what would he be if he were here to- day? – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  16. I can't be all day. – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  17. I shall, but not to- day. – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  18. No, thank you; not to- day. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  19. It is something that doesn't have to be done to- day? – A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike by Charles King