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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 ?
But one day will the solitude weary thee; one day will thy pride yield, and thy courage quail.
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.
One day, when he was obliged by important business to go away from her, he went to a place where all kinds of birds are sold and bought a parrot.
"What if some volcanic burst should one day raise these two barriers above the waves?"
"You have made a mistake of one day! We arrived twenty-four hours ahead of time; but there are only ten minutes left!"
At dinner one day Conway told me that it had been solemnly agreed between him and Barting that the one who died first should, if possible, communicate with the other from beyond the grave, in some unmistakable way--just how, they had left (wisely, it seemed to me) to be decided by the deceased, according to the opportunities that his altered circumstances might present.
BOSWELL AND HIS 'LIFE OF JOHNSON.' One day. Above, pages 223-225.
Monsieur de Beaufort, in common with many other prisoners, was bent upon doing things that were prohibited; and the only resource the governor had was, one day when the duke was playing at tennis, to efface all these drawings, consisting chiefly of profiles.
I decided to trust to this, so one day after I had learned his whistle (every boy of enterprise invents a whistle of his own) from boys who had been his comrades, I secretly put on a suit of his clothes, dark grey they were, with little spots, and they fitted me many years afterwards, and thus disguised I slipped, unknown to the others, into my mother's room.
One day, when there was a good deal of kicking, my mother whinnied to me to come to her, and then she said:
One day when she was pacing to and fro under the lime trees, a black crow hopped out of a rose-bush in front of her.
For a long time she did not know that she had ever had any brothers; for her father and mother took care not to speak of them before her: but one day by chance she heard the people about her speak of them.