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They slept days rather than nights.

the interval of light between two successive nights; the time between sunrise and sunset:

Since there was no artificial illumination, all activities had to be carried on during the day.

The owl sleeps by day and feeds by night.

. 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.

Also calledsolar day. a division of time equal to the time elapsed between two consecutive returns of the same terrestrial meridian to the sun.

Also calledcivil day. a division of time equal to 24 hours but reckoned from one midnight to the next.

an analogous division of time for a planet other than the earth:

the portion of a day allotted to work:

) a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance:

a time considered as propitious or opportune:

a day of contest or the contest itself:

Often,days. a particular time or period:

Usually,days. period of life or activity:

period of existence, power, or influence:

to stop ones activity for the day or for the present; quit temporarily:

After rewriting the paper, she decided to call it a day.

They endured the noise and dirt of the city day in, day out.

Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.Cite This SourceExamples from the Web fordaysExpandContemporary Examples

Some refugees wait fordayson the ships before setting sail.

In Sweden parents can use thosedaysup until the child turns 12.

Some seventy-plus countries currently offer some paternity leave or parental leavedaysreserved for the father.

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She left me more composed and happy than I have been for manydays.

In your service I have spent many toilsomedaysand sleepless nights.

The tune was familiar to her in happierdays, and she listened to it with tears.

Between them, hisdaysand nights were occupied to crowding.

Yet the thought of her had persisted as a plaintive undertone through all thedaysafter.

19232000, British radio and television journalist, noted esp for his political interviews

the period of time, the calendar day, of 24 hours duration reckoned from one midnight to the next

the period of light between sunrise and sunset, as distinguished from the night

the part of a day occupied with regular activity, esp work:

the period of time, the sidereal day, during which the earth makes one complete revolution on its axis relative to a particular star. The

lasts 23 hours 56 minutes 4.1 seconds of the mean solar day

the period of time, the solar day, during which the earth makes one complete revolution on its axis relative to the sun. The mean solar day is the average length of the apparent solar day and is some four minutes (3 minutes 56.5 seconds of sidereal time) longer than the sidereal day

the period of time taken by a specified planet to make one complete rotation on its axis:

) a day designated for a special observance, esp a holiday:

part of ones normal activity; no trouble

its too early to tell how things will turn out

very late (in a particular situation)

a time of success, recognition, power, etc:

) of, relating to, or occurring in the day:

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition

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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012Cite This SourceWord Origin and History fordaysExpanddayn.

Old Englishdægday, also lifetime, from Proto-Germanic*dagaz(cf. Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Dutchdag, Old Frisiandei, Old High Germantag, GermanTag, Old Norsedagr, Gothicdags), from PIE*dhegh-.

Not considered to be related to Latindies(seediurnal), but rather to Sanskritdahto burn, Lithuaniandagashot season, Old Prussiandagissummer. Meaning originally, in English, the daylight hours; expanded to mean the 24-hour period in late Anglo-Saxon times.Day offfirst recorded 1883;day-tripperfirst recorded 1897. Thedaysinnowadays, etc. is a relic of the Old English and Middle English use of the adverbial genitive.

Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.Cite This SourceSlang definitions & phrases fordaysExpandday

have a field day,make my day,ninety-day wonder,not give someone the time of day,red-letter day

Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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