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days Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the time during which someone's life continues
    • the monarch's last days
    • in his final years
  2. noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    twenty-four hours; mean solar day; twenty-four hour period; solar day; day; 24-hour interval.
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day
  3. noun 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
  4. noun a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance
    • Mother's Day
  5. noun the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
    daylight; day; daytime.
    • the dawn turned night into day
    • it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime
  6. noun 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
  7. noun 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
  8. noun 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?
  9. noun 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; day.
  10. noun a period of opportunity
    • he deserves his day in court
    • every dog has his day
  11. noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)
    Clarence Day; Day; Clarence Shepard Day Jr..