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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'.
(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. . Day-time (between sunrise and sunset).. Period of twenty-four hours.. 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.
- For instance, if he took his supper after a hard day, to the Dead March in Saul, his food might be likely to sit heavy on him. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Which of them had a step so quiet, a hand so gentle, but I should have heard or felt her, if she had approached or touched me in a day-sleep? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Have you found your first day's work harder than you expected? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- It was late in the day before the whole inscription was erased. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- The day was cold and dark and wintry and the stone of the houses looked cold. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- On the second day he found his wife and Sir Percival whispering together quite familiar, close under the vestry of the church. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- During the day Meade assaulted and carried one more redan to his right and two to his left. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- No, I've done my lessons for the day. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- In all other respects Fosco, on that memorable day, was Fosco shrouded in total eclipse. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- It is also said that one man to-day, with the aid of a steam engine, performs the work of 120 men in the last century. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- Name your day, and I will come. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- As the glare of day mellowed into twilight, we looked down upon a picture which is celebrated all over the world. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- The sitting was altogether very satisfactory; she was quite enough pleased with the first day's sketch to wish to go on. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- It ended in my moving into the house next Lady-day, and starting in practice on very much the same conditions as he had suggested. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Every day, now, old Scriptural phrases that never possessed any significance for me before, take to themselves a meaning. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- I knew Mrs. Reed had not spoken for days: was she reviving? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- For those days this was an enormous sum. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- I passed to the altered days when I was so blest as to find friends in all around me, and to be beloved. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Five days' journey from here--say two hundred miles--are the ruins of an ancient city, of whose history there is neither record nor tradition. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- It cannot have been upward of three hundred and seventy or eighty days. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- The pouring of the entire house is accomplished in about six hours, and then the molds are left undisturbed for six days, in order that the concrete may set and harden. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- A few days before she had done a dreadful thing, and it weighed upon her conscience. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- For ten days after this repulse the Duke of Brunswick hesitated, and then he began to fall back towards the Rhine. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- You'll go on as you begin, and Amy will rule you all the days of your life. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- It was filed in the Patent Office a few days later, but was not issued as a patent until August 30, 1887. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- On succeeding days longer flights were made, one of two miles at a speed of forty-six miles an hour. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- All these great walls are as exact and shapely as the flimsy things we build of bricks in these days. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- I did not like to work; but I did as much of it, while young, as grown men can be hired to do in these days, and attended school at the same time. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- The fighting continued through three days. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- It might be for a day or for two days, but I must be lost sight of on landing, or there would be recognition, anticipation, and failure. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.