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Noun: day  dey
  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";
    - 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"
     
  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";
    - 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"
     
  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
    - sidereal day
     
  9. A period of opportunity
    "he deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his day"
Noun: Day  dey
  1. United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)
    - Clarence Day, Clarence Shepard Day Jr.

Derived forms: days

Type of: author, calendar day, chance, civil day, epoch, era, opportunity, period, period of time, sidereal time, time, time period, time unit, unit of time, work time, writer

Antonym: night

Encyclopedia: Day, WI