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day·light

 (dā′līt′)
n.
1. The light of day; sunlight.
2.
a. Dawn: at work before daylight.
b. Daytime.
3. Exposure to public notice: corrupt business practices that were finally brought to daylight.
4. Understanding or insight into what was formerly obscure: new evidence that gave the researchers some daylight into the matter.
5. Sports An opening, as between defensive players, especially one providing an opportunity for action: The running back found some daylight and gained six yards.
6. daylights Slang One's wits: "His adventurism had scared the daylights out of them" (Frederick Forsyth).
Idiom:
see daylight
To make sufficient progress so that completion of a project seems possible.

daylight

(ˈdeɪˌlaɪt)
n
1.
a. light from the sun
b. (as modifier): daylight film.
2. the period when it is light; daytime
3. daybreak
4. see daylight
a. to understand something previously obscure
b. to realize that the end of a difficult task is approaching

day•light

(ˈdeɪˌlaɪt)

n., adj., v. -light•ed -lit, -light•ing. n.
1. the period of light during a day.
2. public awareness.
4. daybreak; dawn.
5. a space between any two parts that should be close together: I can see daylight between the curtains.
6. daylights, wits; sanity: to scare the daylights out of someone.
adj.
7. done, used, or taking place in daylight: the daylight shooting on a film.
v.t.
8. to expose to daylight by the removal of obstructions: a railway tunnel daylighted by blasting the enclosing rock.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daylight - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outsidedaylight - 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"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours - 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"
forenoon, morn, morning, morning time - the time period between dawn and noon; "I spent the morning running errands"
afternoon - the part of the day between noon and evening; "he spent a quiet afternoon in the park"
midafternoon - the middle part of the afternoon
even, evening, eventide, eve - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
2.daylight - light during the daytime
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

daylight

noun
1. sunlight, sunshine, light of day, natural light Lack of daylight can make people feel depressed.
2. daytime, broad daylight, daylight hours It was still daylight but many cars had their headlamps on.
3. dawn, dawning, sunrise, aurora (poetic), daybreak, crack of dawn, sunup, cockcrow, dayspring (poetic) He returned shortly after daylight.
in broad daylight in public, in full view, in the light of day The murder happened in broad daylight.
scare the living daylights out of someone terrify, shock, frighten, scare, appal, horrify, intimidate, dismay, petrify, terrorize, scare to death, put the fear of God into, make your hair stand on end, fill with terror, make your flesh creep, make your blood run cold, scare the bejesus out of (informal), frighten out of your wits This film scared the living daylights out of me.
Translations
ضَوء النَّهارفَجْر
dennídenní světlosvítání
dag-daggrydagslys
amanecerluz (del día)
nappali világosság
dagrenning, dagurdagsbirta
denné svetlo
dnevna svetloba
gün ışığışafak vaktitan ağarması

daylight

[ˈdeɪlaɪt]
A. Nluz f (del día)
at daylight (= dawn) → al amanecer
in the daylight; by daylightde día
in broad daylighta plena luz del día, en pleno día
to see daylight I am beginning to see daylight (= understand) → empiezo a ver las cosas claras; (= approach the end of a job) → ya vislumbro el final
to beat or knock the (living) daylights out of sbdar una tremenda paliza a algn
to scare the (living) daylights out of sbdar un susto de muerte a algn
it's daylight robbery! (Brit) → ¡es un robo or una estafa!
B. CPD daylight attack Nataque m diurno
daylight hours NPLhoras fpl de luz

daylight

[ˈdeɪlaɪt] n
to be daylight → faire jour
It was still daylight → Il faisait encore jour.
after daylight → après le lever du jour
in daylight → à la lumière du jour
in broad daylight → en plein jourdaylight hours nheures fpl de jourdaylight robbery n (British) (= extortionate)
It's daylight robbery! → C'est de l'arnaque! daylight saving time n (mainly US)heure f d'étéday nursery n (= crèche) → crèche fday off njour m de congéday off work njour m de congé
to take a day off work → prendre un jour de congéday of reckoning n
(RELIGION) the day of reckoning (= day of judgement) → le jour du Jugement
(fig)
His day of reckoning is approaching → Le moment de rendre des comptes approche.
when the day of reckoning comes → quand viendra le jour de rendre des comptesday-old [ˌdeɪˈəʊld] adj
[bread] → de la veille
[chick] → d'un jourday one n
from day one (= from the beginning) → depuis le début
on day one (= at the beginning) → le premier jourday pass n (for museum, train)carte f d'abonnement valable pour une journée; (at ski resort)forfait m d'une journéeday pupil n (British) (at boarding school)externe mfday release
n
to be on day release [prisoner] → être en semi-liberté
modif
day release job [prisoner] → placement m à l'extérieur
day release course (for employee)stage m de formation en alternanceday return n (British) (for train, bus)aller et retour m (valable pour la journée)day room n (in hospital)salle f de séjour communeday shift n
(= workers) → équipe f de jour
(= working period) → poste m de jour
to be on the day shift → être de jourday surgery nchirurgie f ambulatoire

daylight

n
(= daybreak)Tagesanbruch m
Tageslicht nt; it is still daylightes ist noch hell; it was broad daylightes war heller or helllichter Tag; in broad daylightam hellen or helllichten Tage; I’d like to get there in daylightich möchte gern bei Tag ankommen; to beat the living daylights out of somebody (inf)jdn windelweich schlagen (inf); to scare the living daylights out of somebody (inf)jdm einen fürchterlichen Schreck einjagen (inf)

daylight

:
daylight robbery
n (Brit inf) → Halsabschneiderei f (inf), → Nepp m (inf)
daylight saving time
n (esp US) → Sommerzeit f

daylight

[ˈdeɪˌlaɪt] nluce f (del giorno)
at daylight (dawn) → alle prime luci, all'alba
in the daylight, by daylight → alla luce del giorno
it is still daylight → è ancora giorno
I am beginning to see daylight (fig) (understand) → ora comincio a vederci chiaro (near the end of a job) → comincio a vedere uno spiraglio di luce
daylight attack → attacco di giorno

day

(dei) noun
1. the period from sunrise to sunset. She worked all day; The days are warm but the nights are cold.
2. a part of this period eg that part spent at work. How long is your working day?; The school day ends at 3 o'clock; I see him every day.
3. the period of twenty-four hours from one midnight to the next. How many days are in the month of September?
4. (often in plural) the period of, or of the greatest activity, influence, strength etc of (something or someone). in my grandfather's day; in the days of steam-power.
ˈdaybreak noun
dawn; the first appearance of light. We left at daybreak.
ˈday-dream noun
a dreaming or imagining of pleasant events; the making of unreal plans etc while awake.
verb
She often day-dreams.
ˈdaylight noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the light given by the sun. daylight hours.
2. dawn. To get there on time we must leave before daylight.
day school
a school whose pupils attend only during the day and live at home.
ˈdaytime noun
the time when it is day.
call it a day
to bring (something) to an end; to stop (eg working). I'm so tired that I'll have to call it a day.
day by day
every day. He's getting better day by day.
day in, day outinmake someone's day
to make someone very happy. That baby's smile made my day.
one day
1. at some time in the future. He hopes to go to America one day.
2. on a day in the past. I saw him one day last week.
some day
at some time in the future. She hopes to get married some day.
the other day
not long ago. I saw Mr Smith the other day.

day·light

n. luz del día.
References in classic literature ?
I must see the configuration of the country by daylight to decide.
On Saturday we breakfasted before daylight and got into the wagon with the coffin.
If you had daylight, it would be worth the trouble to step up on the height of this rock, and look at the perversity of the water.
On a pattern like this, by daylight, there is a lack of sequence, a defiance of law, that is a constant irritant to a normal mind.
These silvery beams were already powerful enough to change the character of the lingering daylight.
With an easy condescension, and kind forbearance towards our stupidity -- which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime -- would he forth-with, by the merest touch of his finger, make the incomprehensible as clear as daylight.
All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.
Upon waking next morning about daylight, I found Queequeg's arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner.
So, it being calm weather, they broke out deeper and deeper, disturbing the slumbers of the huge ground-tier butts; and from that black midnight sending those gigantic moles into the daylight above.
Besides the depressing effect this had on my spirits, it very much weakened my sight, and when I was suddenly brought out of the darkness into the glare of daylight it was very painful to my eyes.
The boundaries of the farm, the grove, the wood-lot, passed by her dizzily, as she walked on; and still she went, leaving one familiar object after another, slacking not, pausing not, till reddening daylight found her many a long mile from all traces of any familiar objects upon the open highway.
I, who cannot stay in my chamber for a single day without acquiring some rust, and when sometimes I have stolen forth for a walk at the eleventh hour, or four o'clock in the afternoon, too late to redeem the day, when the shades of night were already beginning to be mingled with the daylight, have felt as if I had committed some sin to be atoned for,--I confess that I am astonished at the power of endurance, to say nothing of the moral insensibility, of my neighbors who confine themselves to shops and offices the whole day for weeks and months, aye, and years almost together.