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day

 (dā)
n.
1. The period of light between dawn and nightfall; the interval from sunrise to sunset.
2.
a. The 24-hour period during which the earth completes one rotation on its axis, traditionally measured from midnight to midnight.
b. The period during which a celestial body makes a similar rotation.
3. One of the numbered 24-hour periods into which a week, month, or year is divided.
4. The portion of a 24-hour period that is devoted to work, school, or business: an eight-hour day; a sale that lasted for three days.
5. A 24-hour period or a portion of it that is reserved for a certain activity: a day of rest.
6.
a. A specific, characteristic period in one's lifetime: In Grandmother's day, skirts were long.
b. A period of opportunity or prominence: Every defendant is entitled to a day in court. That child will have her day.
7. A period of time in history; an era: We studied the tactics used in Napoleon's day. The day of computer science is well upon us.
8. days Period of life or activity: The sick cat's days will soon be over.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the day.
2. Working during the day: the day nurse.
3. Occurring before nightfall: a day hike.
Idioms:
day after day
For many days; continuously.
day in, day out
Every day without fail; continuously.
one day
Someday.
one of these days
Someday.
one of those days
A difficult or trying day.
these days
At present; nowadays.

[Middle English dai, day, from Old English dæg; see agh- in Indo-European roots.]
Translations
في الأسْبوع الماضييَوْما ما
jednoho dneněkdy
en dag
un jourun jour prochain
majd egyszer
einhvern daginn, einhvern tímaum daginn
bir güngünün birinde

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.
References in classic literature ?
Then one day she tired of it all and went mad-dog, and, first, to show that she as really was mad-dog, she unloosened both her boot-laces and put out her tongue east, west, north, and south.
But one day will the solitude weary thee; one day will thy pride yield, and thy courage quail.
Besides the soreness in my mouth, and the pain in my neck, it always made my windpipe feel bad, and if I had stopped there long I know it would have spoiled my breathing; but I grew more and more restless and irritable, I could not help it; and I began to snap and kick when any one came to harness me; for this the groom beat me, and one day, as they had just buckled us into the carriage, and were straining my head up with that rein, I began to plunge and kick with all my might.
However, as I was so far from being a tempting morsel, I was allowed to wander about freely, and one day, when all the blacks had gone off upon some expedition leaving only an old man to guard me, I managed to escape from him and plunged into the forest, running faster the more he cried to me to come back, until I had completely distanced him.
If news was received one day that the enemy had been in a certain position the day before, by the third day when something could have been done, that army was already two days' march farther on and in quite another position.
He brought with him, one day, a young man, whom I thought the handsomest I had ever seen.
The motion of rotation is that which produces day and night on the surface of the moon; save that there is only one day and one night in the lunar month, each lasting three hundred and fifty-four and one-third hours.
They would look upon it as a snare of the tempter; and I know that in my own case I only began to be shocked at the blackness of my nails the day that I began to lose the first whiteness of my soul by falling in love at fifteen with the parish organist, or rather with the glimpse of surplice and Roman nose and fiery moustache which was all I ever saw of him, and which I loved to distraction for at least six months; at the end of which time, going out with my governess one day, I passed him in the street, and discovered that his unofficial garb was a frock-coat combined with a turn-down collar and a "bowler" hat, and never loved him any more.
It shall be paid thee back with gallant interest one day, but all the money that comes into thy hands, must be mine--not for myself, but to use for thee.
She was, moreover, very shrewd and clever; and the miller was so proud of her, that he one day told the king of the land, who used to come and hunt in the wood, that his daughter could spin gold out of straw.
One day, Miss Osborne, in Russell Square (Amelia had not written the name or number of the house for ten years--her youth, her early story came back to her as she wrote the superscription) one day Miss Osborne got a letter from Amelia which made her blush very much and look towards her father, sitting glooming in his place at the other end of the table.
I entered an empty lecture-room one day just before the clock struck.