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Meaning & Definition of Day in English

English

Day

/de/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • day
  • ,
  • twenty-four hours
  • ,
  • twenty-four hour period
  • ,
  • 24-hour interval
  • ,
  • solar day
  • ,
  • mean solar day

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"
    synonym:
  • day

3. A day assigned to a particular purpose or observance

  • "Mother's day"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • day
  • ,
  • daytime
  • ,
  • daylight

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"
    synonym:
  • day

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"
    synonym:
  • 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?"
    synonym:
  • day

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

    synonym:
  • sidereal day
  • ,
  • day

9. A period of opportunity

  • "He deserves his day in court"
  • "Every dog has his day"
    synonym:
  • day

10. United states writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)

    synonym:
  • Day
  • ,
  • Clarence Day
  • ,
  • Clarence Shepard Day Jr.

Examples of using

Do you do at least 60 minutes of exercise a day?
The day before yesterday, I sent Tom an e-mail, but I haven't received any answer from him yet.
We have work to do, but if you need a day to recover from jet lag, we can start tomorrow.