• WordNet 3.6
    • n Day United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)
    • n day a period of opportunity "he deserves his day in court","every dog has his day"
    • n day some point or period in time "it should arrive any day now","after that day she never trusted him again","those were the days","these days it is not unusual"
    • n day the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working) "my day began early this morning","it was a busy day on the stock exchange","she called it a day and went to bed"
    • n 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"
    • n day a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance "Mother's Day"
    • n 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"
    • n day the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
    • n day the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis "how long is a day on Jupiter?"
    • n day an era of existence or influence "in the day of the dinosaurs","in the days of the Roman Empire","in the days of sailing ships","he was a successful pianist in his day"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Toul(?) sector days--Waiting for something to happen-- Toul(?) sector days--Waiting for something to happen--
Frontenac Terrace To-Day Frontenac Terrace To-Day
The ? of the Day The ? of the Day
Day Dreams Day Dreams
Xmas Day in Ye Morning music Xmas Day in Ye Morning music
The next day the picture was gone The next day the picture was gone
It's Done Every Day in St. Joe It's Done Every Day in St. Joe

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In one day, 230 marriage licenses are issued in Las Vegas
    • Day A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time. "A man who was great among the Hellenes of his day .""If my debtors do not keep their day , . . . I must with patience all the terms attend."
    • Day Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc. "The field of Agincourt,
      Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus."
      "His name struck fear, his conduct won the day ."
    • day See under Clock Day, etc.
    • Day The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day Sidereal day, below.
    • Day The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine; -- also called daytime.
    • Day Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every day 2,700 people die of heart disease
    • n day The period during which the sun is above the horizon, or shines continuously on any given portion of the earth's surface; the interval of light, in contradistinction to that of darkness, or to night; the period between the rising and the setting of the sun, of varying length, and called by astronomers the artificial day.
    • n day Hence Light; sunshine.
    • n day The whole time or period of one revolution of the earth on its axis, or the space of twenty-four hours; specifically, the interval of time which elapses between two consecutive returns of the same terrestrial meridian to the sun. In this latter specific sense it is called the natural, solar, or astronomical day. Since the length of this day is continually varying, owing to the eccentricity of the earth's orbit and the obliquity of the ecliptic, a mean solar day (the civil day) is employed, which is the average period of one revolution of the earth on its axis relative to the sun's position considered as fixed. The day of twenty-four hours may be reckoned from noon to noon, as in the astronomical or nautical day, or from midnight to midnight, as in the civil day recognized in the United States, throughout the British empire, and in most of the countries of Europe. The Babylonians reckoned the civil day from sunrise to sunrise; the Umbrians, from noon to noon; the Athenians and Hebrews, from sunset to sunset; and the Romans, from midnight to midnight.
    • n day A particular or regularly recurring period of twenty-four hours, assigned to the doing of some specified thing, or connected with some event or observance: as, settling-day; bill-day.
    • n day Specifically— An anniversary; the particular day on which some event is commemorated: as, St. Bartholomew's day; a birthday; New Year's day.
    • n day The regularly recurring period in each week set apart for some particular purpose, as for receiving calls, etc.
    • n day Time. Specified interval or space of time: as, three years' day to do something; he was absent for a year's day.
    • n day Time to pay; credit.
    • n day Period of time.
    • n day Appointed time; set period; appointment.
    • n day Definite time of existence, activity, or influence; allotted or actual term of life, usefulness, or glory: as, his day is over.
    • n day A time or period, as distinguished from other times or periods; age: commonly used in the plural: as, bygone days; the days of our fathers.
    • n day A distance which may be accomplished in a day; a day's journey. See phrase below.
    • n day The contest of a day; a battle or combat with reference to its issue or results: as, to carry the day.
    • n day A long while; time of uncertain length.
    • n day A day in turn; a fixed recurrent day.
    • n day Nautical, the account or reckoning of a ship's course for twenty-four hours, from noon to noon.
    • n day At an indefinite future time; on some day in the future.
    • n day To-day: as, how are ye the day?
    • day To become day; dawn: same as daw.
    • day To put off from day to day; adjourn. See daying.
    • n day One of the compartments of a mullioned window.
    • n day Same as dey.
    • n day The time during which the sun shines upon any specified point of the moon's surface: opposed to lunar night.
    • n day The interval between two successive transits of the moon across the meridian: sometimes called tidal day.
    • n day December 27. a festival observed in honor of St. John the evangelist and apostle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A lion feeds once every three to four days
    • n Day the time of light, from sunrise to sunset: the time from morning till night: twenty-four hours, the time the earth takes to make a revolution on her axis—this being the solar or natural day as distinguished from the sidereal day, between two transits of the same star: a man's period of existence or influence: a time or period
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Do it this very moment, Don't put it off, There's no use in doing a kindness, if you do it a day too late.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “We need tough days to drive us to our knees.”
  • Nikita Ivanovich Panin
    Nikita Ivanovich Panin
    “In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.”
  • Germaine De Stael
    Germaine De Stael
    “When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Let never day nor night unhallowed pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done.”


A day late and a dollar short - (USA) If something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too little, too late.
All in a day's work - If something is all in a day's work, it is nothing special.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away - Eating healthy food keeps you healthy.
At the end of the day - This is used to mean 'in conclusion' or 'when all is said and done'.
Bad hair day - If you're having a bad hair day, things are not going the way you would like or had planned.
Brighten up the day - If something brightens up your day, something happens that makes you feel positive and happy all day long.
Call it a day - If you call it a day, you stop doing something for a while, normally at least until the following day.
Carry the day - If something carries the day, it wins a battle (the sense is that the battle has been long and could have gone either way) or competition for supremacy.
Cold day in hell - This is used as a prediction there is no chance some event or condition will ever happen.'There will be a cold day in hell before he manages it.'
Cold light of day - If you see things in the cold light of day, you see them as they really are, not as you might want them to be.
Day in the sun - If you have your day in the sun, you get attention and are appreciated.
Days are numbered - When someone’s days are numbered, they are expected to die soon.
Dog days - Dog days are very hot summer days.
Don't give up the day job - This idiom is used a way of telling something that they do something badly.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day - This is used when people get lucky and are undeservedly successful.('Even a stopped clock is right twice a day' is also used.)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. day, dai, dei, AS. dæg,; akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. dag, G. tag, Icel. dagr, Goth. dags,; cf. Skr. dah,for dhagh, ?) to burn. √69. Cf. Dawn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dæg; Ger. tag; not conn. with L. dies.


In literature:

Night followed night, day followed day.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Day by day passed away, and she could not shake it off.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
The next three days were bad days for us.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
Thus, day by day, he sank deeper into the ooze of a wrecked and wasted life.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
By me, as a sick child, he has watched night and day, unweariedly and patiently, many nights and days.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
This is what has come into my head lying in bed to-day (I have been in bed all day), and this is just my plain reason for writing to you.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
It was a perfect day, Jane's birthday, like a young June day, a day of the sun, of white distances and vivid foregrounds.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
It was thus that Mr. Pritchett speculated from day to day.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
He no come round for day and day.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
Here you live, day after day, as though nothing else existed for you.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford

In poetry:

Well and
If day on day
Follows and weary year
On year . . . and ever days and years . . . Well?
"Trapped" by Adelaide Crapsey
"Of other days my dreaming,
Of other days, ah me!
When sturdy hero-races
Lived wild and glad and free!
"A Tree In The Ghetto" by Morris Rosenfeld
Lily days and rose days:
Youthful days so bright;
We were fools in those days,
Let’s be fools to-night.
"'Let’s Be Fools To-Night'" by Henry Lawson
Life, and struggle and moil,
Day and day in the rough,
Poets knowing not these
Have not knowledge enough.
"Modern Poets" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
Day after day did Milly Green
Just follow after Joe,
And told him if he voted wrong
To take his rags and go.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
The work, O Lord, is thine,
And wonders in our eyes,
This day declares it all divine:
This day did Jesus rise.
"Hymn 4" by Noah Calwell W Cannon

In news:

One day removed from April Fool 's Day and as best as I can tell, most of my friends just stayed home and let the day pass.
The day after Thanksgiving is known as the biggest shopping day of the year, and this held true as 75 percent of Arbor Place Mall's parking lot was filled with shoppers through much of the day Friday.
For instance, there's Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, Gay Pride Day, May Day, and so on.
Elsewhere it's drug-testing discussing day, lamenting-fans-leaving-early day, players transferring day.
Baby with a broken heart , Day 3: Worst day, greatest day shawn, nolan, heart, floor, one, son, angels, stomach, wooten, day.
BOSSIER CITY, LA — The Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City decided one day wasn't enough to celebrate Veteran's Day and offered vets another day to be honored.
Day 2 of Cape Coral day-care killing trial: Robert Dunn, 48, is accused of killing his estranged wife, Christine Dunn, 36, at a Cape Coral day care center in 2008.
The founder of, in an interview with The Huffington Post, says more married women join the cheating website the day after Mother's day than on any other day of the year.
On the best days, the exercise was a great addition to their day, on the not-so-great days we gave them a ride.
1 day 99¢ 3 months $18 for 90 days 6 months $36 for 180 days 12 months $72 for 360 days.
It doesn't rank with Veterans Day, Independence Day or even Columbus Day in the hierarchy of holidays, but a Tacoma-based business wants to raise the profile of National Pickle Day with a special Tacoma event.
1-Day $10, 3-Day $25, 3-Day Camping $30.
Each day the threat of a storm looms as families go about their day-to-day lives.
It's that time of DAY -- songs about the day to day.
On the 100th day of the spill, here's a day-by-day report.

In science:

The average count rate was of the order of 0.2 s−1 . A typical run duration was one to three days, providing on the average 17000 events per day.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
The experimental data on energy spectrum and day-night effect obtained in Super-Kamiokande (energy spectrum of neutrinos is not distorted, day-night effect is within the experimental mistakes) and the results obtained in SNO have not confirmed this effect.
Neutrino Oscillations. Theory and Experiment
Two days were necessary to rebuild the testbed, while four days were devoted to the measurements.
Updated results on prototype chalcogenide fibers for 10-um wavefront spatial filtering
The cutoff time must therefore occur before day 3.3, which requires that the cooling at day 1.7 occurs close to 10 keV.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars
Optical spectroscopic observations were taken at five telescopes and cover eight epochs, which we estimate are between 87 and 157 days after explosion, and one late-time epoch at 493 days.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74