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(noun.) United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935).

(noun.) a period of opportunity; 'he deserves his day in court'; 'every dog has his day'.

(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'.

(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'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; 'Mother's Day'.

(noun.) 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'.

(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?'.

(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'.

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(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.

(n.) A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.

(n.) (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.



n. [1]. Day-time (between sunrise and sunset).[2]. Period of twenty-four hours.[3]. Sunshine, daylight, sunlight, light of day.



n. the time of light from sunrise to sunset: the time from morning till night: twenty-four hours the time the earth takes to make a revolution on her axis—this being the solar or natural day as distinguished from the sidereal day between two transits of the same star: a man's period of existence or influence: a time or period.—ns. Day′-bed (Shak.) a couch or sofa; Day′-blind′ness a defect of vision in which objects are best seen by a dim light; Day′-book a book in which merchants &c. enter the transactions of every day; Day′break; Day′-coal the upper stratum of coal; Day′-dream a dreaming or musing while awake; Day′-fly a fly which lives in its perfect form only for a day one of the ephemera; Day′-lā′bour; Day′-lā′bourer; Day′light; Day′-lil′y a flower whose blossoms last only for a day the hemerocallis.—adj. Day′long during the whole day.—ns. Day′-peep (Milt.) the dawn; Day′-schol′ar a boy who attends a boarding-school during the school-hours but boards at home; Day′-school a school held during the day as opposed both to a night-school and to a boarding-school; Day′-sight = night-blindness; Days′man one who appoints a day to hear a cause: an umpire; Day′spring dawn; Day′star the morning star; Day′time.—adj. Day′-wea′ried (Shak.) wearied with the work of the day.—n. Day′-work.—Day by day daily; Day of doom the judgment day; Days of grace three days allowed for payment of bills &c. beyond the day named.—Name the day to fix the day of marriage.—One of these days an indefinite reference to the near future.—The day the time spoken of: (Scot.) to-day; The other day not long ago; The time of day a greeting as 'to give a person the time of day ' to greet him.



To dream of the day, denotes improvement in your situation, and pleasant associations. A gloomy or cloudy day, foretells loss and ill success in new enterprises.



n. A period of twenty-four hours mostly misspent. This period is divided into two parts the day proper and the night or day improper—the former devoted to sins of business the latter consecrated to the other sort. These two kinds of social activity overlap.





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