• WordNet 3.6
    • n daytime 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder
    • n daytime dā"tīm` The time during which there is daylight, as distinguished from the night; same as day, 1; as, during the daytime .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The majority of burglaries occur during the daytime when people are not home
    • n daytime That part of the day during which the sun is above the horizon; the time from the first appearance to the total disappearance of the sun.
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  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
    “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”
  • Leo Aikman
    Leo Aikman
    “Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night.”
  • James Thurber
    “Some American writers who have known each other for years have never met in the daytime or when both were sober.”


In literature:

The road down would have been a bad one, even in the daytime.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
The flowers are gathered twice a week in the daytime, and are brought to the factories in the evening.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
In the daytime we sought the roof of the cars, or leaned far out the open doors.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
What she weaves in the daytime she unravels at night.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
The lion stalked only at night, rarely appearing in the daytime.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
For this purpose build some sort of a platform ten inches or more high, that will do for a seat in daytime.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
The search-light affords a means for signaling great distances, even in the daytime.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
In the daytime, too, there were silences up there, perfect, profound.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
There would have been ample time, and he could have concealed the trophy, returning for it in the daytime.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
She leaned over the railing and peered down into the roadway which in daytime was given over to the rickshaw coolies.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath

In poetry:

IN the greenest growth of the Maytime,
I rode where the woods were wet,
Between the dawn and the daytime;
The spring was glad that we met.
"An Interlude" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Down thro' the dales and the bowers of loving,
Singing, I roam afar.
Daytime or night-time, I constantly roving,--
Dearest one, thou art my star.
"Over The Hills" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
A summer night descending cool and green
And dark on daytime’s dust and stress and heat,
The ways of death are soothing and serene,
And all the words of Death are grave and sweet.
"The Ways Of Death Are Soothing And Serene" by William Ernest Henley
Ah, I would the hours were fleet
As her silver circled feet,
I am weary of the daytime and the night;
I am weary unto death,
Oh my rose with jasmin breath,
With this longing for your beauty and your light.
"Valgovind's Song In The Spring" by Laurence Hope
I feed not in the daytime. At night I take no rest.
The sweat is on my shoulder and the foam is on my breast.
I bear no bit nor bridle, but 'neath the open sky
The wraith of him that rode me shall ride me till I die
"The Outlaw" by William Henry Ogilvie
In the daytime, when she moved about me,
In the night, when she was sleeping at my side, —
I was wearied, I was wearied of her presence.
Day by day and night by night I grew to hate her —
Would God that she or I had died!
"The Bronckhurst Divorce Case" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Burglars busier in daytime .
Channel 6's daytime line up leads the market with perennial favorites Millionaire, Days of our Lives, The Ricki Lake Show, Steve Harvey, Jeopardy and the wildly popular Ellen Degeneres Show.
Keeping up with daytime drama.
Who Will Take Oprah's Daytime TV Crown.
AmNewYork looks back at some of the shows featuring the significant daytime personalities who emerged during the heyday of the genre.
Daytime Drunk Drivers Are A Very Real Problem.
Daytime OVI Arrests (Added: December 06, 2012).
OVI is a 24-hour problem, with impaired driving and a big increase in daytime sobriety checkpoints.
Union County downtowns draw daytime shoppers on Black Friday.
The Hoff Comes Back To Daytime .
Daytime TV is suffering mightily these days, with venerable soap opera stalwarts like "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" getting cancelled.
You Saw It On Daytime .
Cynne Simpson on Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show.
Katie Couric tops daytime talk shows.
Middleburgh pair indicted in string of daytime burglaries.

In science:

The same study also indicates that for daytime viewing, there is no significant visibility difference between incandescent and LED traffic signals having the same nominal color and luminous intensity.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
For simplicity, we will use the total number of events measured at these experiments for the daytime and for the nighttime characterized by the total rates and the day–night asymmetries.
Present and Future Bounds on Non-Standard Neutrino Interactions
The measured day-night asymmetry (ADN = 2(N − D)/(N + D) where D(N) are the number of events measured during the daytime (nighttime)) bounds positive ε′V . • εV , if small, modifies the survival probability through the change of the effective mixing .
Present and Future Bounds on Non-Standard Neutrino Interactions
The temporal spacing of the simulated observations is allowed to vary up to 10% of the average spacing, with no large gaps representing daytime included - although in principle this would only affect the current implementation of the Bayesian approach.
A rigorous comparison of different planet detection algorithms
The figure shows the electron neutrino survival probability, Pee , as a function of neutrino energy for the (daytime) LMA oscillation solution.
Solar models and solar neutrino oscillations