n.1.The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine; - also called daytime.
2.The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. - ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below.
3.Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.
4.A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.
A man who was great among the Hellenes of his day.
- Jowett (Thucyd.
5.Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.
His name struck fear, his conduct won the day.
- Roscommon.
Anniversary day
See Anniversary, n.
Astronomical day
a period equal to the mean solar day, but beginning at noon instead of at midnight, its twenty-four hours being numbered from 1 to 24; also, the sidereal day, as that most used by astronomers.
Born days
See under Born.
Canicular days
See Dog day.
Civil day
the mean solar day, used in the ordinary reckoning of time, and among most modern nations beginning at mean midnight; its hours are usually numbered in two series, each from 1 to 12. This is the period recognized by courts as constituting a day. The Babylonians and Hindoos began their day at sunrise, the Athenians and Jews at sunset, the ancient Egyptians and Romans at midnight.
Day blindness
(Med.) See Nyctalopia.
Day by day
daily; every day; continually; without intermission of a day. See under By.
Days in bank
(Eng. Law) certain stated days for the return of writs and the appearance of parties; - so called because originally peculiar to the Court of Common Bench, or Bench (bank) as it was formerly termed.
- Book of Common Prayer.
Day in court
a day for the appearance of parties in a suit.
- Burrill.
Days of devotion
(R. C. Ch.) certain festivals on which devotion leads the faithful to attend mass.
Days of grace
See Grace.
- Shipley.
Days of obligation
(R. C. Ch.) festival days when it is obligatory on the faithful to attend Mass.
Day owl
(Zool.) an owl that flies by day. See Hawk owl.
- Shipley.
Day rule
(Eng. Law) an order of court (now abolished) allowing a prisoner, under certain circumstances, to go beyond the prison limits for a single day.
Day school
one which the pupils attend only in daytime, in distinction from a boarding school.
Day sight
(Med.) See Hemeralopia.
Day's work
(Naut.) the account or reckoning of a ship's course for twenty-four hours, from noon to noon.
From day to day
as time passes; in the course of time; as, he improves from day to day.
Jewish day
the time between sunset and sunset.
Mean solar day
(Astron.) the mean or average of all the apparent solar days of the year.
One day
at an uncertain time, usually of the future, rarely of the past; sooner or later.
Only from day to day
without certainty of continuance; temporarily.
- Shak.
Sidereal day
the interval between two successive transits of the first point of Aries over the same meridian. The Sidereal day is 23 h. 56 m. 4.09 s. of mean solar time.
- Bacon.
To win the day
to gain the victory, to be successful.
Week day
any day of the week except Sunday; a working day.
- S. Butler.
Working day
a - A day when work may be legally done, in distinction from Sundays and legal holidays.
b - The number of hours, determined by law or custom, during which a workman, hired at a stated price per day, must work to be entitled to a day's pay.
Noun1.day - 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"
2.day - 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.day - 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"
Synonyms: daylight, daytime
night, nighttime, dark - the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
4.day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
5.day - 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.day - 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.day - a period of opportunity; "he deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his day"
8.day - 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.day - the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
Synonyms: sidereal day
10.Day - United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)

DAY. A division of time. It is natural, and then it consists of twenty-four hours, or the space of time which elapses while the earth makes a complete revolution on its axis; or artificial, which contains the time, from the rising until the setting of the sun, and a short time before rising and after setting. Vide Night; and Co. Lit. 135, a.
     2. Days are sometimes calculated exclusively, as when an act required that an appeal should be made within twenty days after a decision. 3 Penna. 200; 3 B. & A. 581; 15 Serg. & Rawle, 43. In general, if a thing is to be done within such a time after such a fact, the day of the fact shall be taken inclusively. Hob. 139; Doug. 463; 3 T. R. 623; Com. Dig. Temps, A; 3 East, 407.
     3. The law, generally, rejects fractions of days, but in some cases it takes notice of such parts. 2 B. & A. 586. Vide Date.
     4. By the custom of some places, the word day's is understood to be working days, and not including Sundays. 3 Espin. N. P. C. 121. Vide, generally, 2 Chit. Bl. 141, note 3; 1 Chit. Pr. 774, 775; 3 Chit. Pr. 110; Lill. Reg. h. t; 1 Rop. Leg. 518; 15 Vin. Ab. 554; Dig. 33, 1, 2; Dig. 50, 16, 2, 1; Id. 2, 12, 8; and articles Hour; Month; Year.

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