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day /ˈdeɪ/ noun
plural days
day
/ˈdeɪ/
noun
plural days
Learner's definition of DAY
[count] : a period of 24 hours beginning at midnight : one of the seven time periods that make up a week
◊ If you do not look a day over a particular age, you appear to be that age.
◊ If you say that someone is a particular age if he/she is a day, you mean that the person is that age or older.
: the time of light between one night and the next : the part of the day when light from the sun can be seen
[count]
[noncount]
opposite night
: the part of the day when people are usually most active and when most businesses are open
[singular]
[noncount]
◊ People sometimes say that they can't wait all day or don't have all day when they are in a hurry and need someone to move or act more quickly. These phrases are usually used in a rude way.
[count] : the hours during a day when a person works or goes to school or when a company does business
◊ If something is all in a day's work for someone, it is part of a person's typical work.
◊ To take a/the day off is to decide not to work on a particular day.
[count] : the day on which something specified happens or is expected to happen
◊ If a day is your day, something good will happen to you on that day.
◊ People sometimes use the phrase that'll be the day to say that they think something will not happen.
[count] : a particular period of time
often plural
◊ The saying those were the days is sometimes used to say that a period of time in the past was pleasant and often better than the present time.

(all) the livelong day

see livelong

any day now

: within the next few days : soon

at the end of the day

see 1end

call it a day

see 1call

carry/win the day

: to win or be successful

day after day

: for several days without stopping or changing

day and night

or night and day
: all the time : without stopping
: complete or total

day by day

: in small amounts every day
◊ If you take it/things day by day, you make progress in a slow and careful way by dealing with each day as it comes.

day in, day out

or day in and day out
: every day for many days : for a long time without stopping or changing

days are numbered

see 2number

early days (yet)

see 2early

every dog has its day

see 1dog

for a rainy day

see rainy

from day to day

: every day
see also day-to-day

from one day to the next

: every day
: as one day becomes another day

give (someone) the time of day

chiefly US, informal
: to pay attention to someone usually used in negative statements

glory days

see 1glory

have seen/known better days

see 1better

in all your born days

see born

in the cold light of day

see 1cold

in this day and age

: at the present time in history

it is not every day

used to say that something happens very rarely

late in the day

see 1late

make someone's day

: to cause someone's day to be pleasant or happy

of the day

: served in a restaurant as a special item on a particular day
: of a particular period of time

one day

: at some time in the future
: on a day in the past

on the day

British
: on the day that an event happens

save the day

see 1save

see the light of day

see 1light

some day

: at some time in the future : someday

take each day as it comes

or take one day at a time or take it/things one day at a time
: to deal with each day's problems as they come instead of worrying about the future

the other day

see 1other

these days

: at the present time
◊ The phrase one of these days means at some time in the future.

those days

: a period of time in the past
◊ If it is (just) one of those days, it is a day in which many bad or unpleasant things happen.

to the day

: to exactly a specified number of years

to this day

: up to now : continuing until today
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