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1. The time required for a single rotation of the earth on its axis with respect to the sun, varying slightly throughout the year due to variations in the earth's orbit and other factors.
2. A mean solar day.
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(Astronomy) the period of time during which the earth makes one complete revolution on its axis relative to the sun. See day6
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1. the interval of light between two successive nights; the time between sunrise and sunset.
2. the light of day; daylight.
a. Also called mean solar day. a division of time equal to 24 hours and representing the average length of the period during which the earth makes one rotation on its axis.
b. Also called solar day. a division of time equal to the time elapsed between two consecutive returns of the same terrestrial meridian to the sun.
c. a division of time equal to 24 hours but reckoned from one midnight to the next.
4. an analogous division of time for a planet other than the earth: the Martian day.
5. the portion of a day allotted to work: an eight-hour day.
6. (often cap.) a day having a particular purpose or observance: New Year's Day.
7. a time considered as propitious or opportune: His day will come.
8. Often, days. a particular era: in olden days.
9. Usu., days. period of life or activity: His days are numbered.
10. period of existence or influence; heyday: In my day we called them “hepcats.”
11. the contest or battle at hand: to win the day.Idioms:
1. call it a day, to stop working for the rest of the day.
2. day in, day out, every day without fail; regularly. Also, day in and day out.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English dæg]
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|Noun||1.||solar day - 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"|
tomorrow - the day after today; "what are our tasks for tomorrow?"
today - the day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow); "Today is beautiful"; "did you see today's newspaper?"
yesterday - the day immediately before today; "it was in yesterday's newspapers"
morrow - the next day; "whenever he arrives she leaves on the morrow"
eve - the day before; "he always arrives on the eve of her departure"
date - a particular day specified as the time something happens; "the date of the election is set by law"
daylight, daytime, day - 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"
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