Definition of DAY

noun : DAY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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?" ;

  • 8. (

    ) the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day ;

  • 9. (

    ) a period of opportunity; "he deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his day" ;


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