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  1. day
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  2. noun

    • 1. each of the twenty-four-hour periods, reckoned from one midnight to the next, into which a week, month, or year is divided, and corresponding to a rotation of the earth on its axis:

      they only met a few days ago we'll leave the day after tomorrow she spent five days in hospital
      Synonym : twenty-four-hour period, full day, twenty-four hours, working day, solar day, sidereal day
    • 2. the part of a day when it is light; the time between sunrise and sunset:

      the animals hunt by day
      Synonym : daytime, daylight, daylight hours, hours of light, hours of sunlight, broad daylight, waking hours, the waking day
    • 3. the part of a day spent working:

      he works an eight-hour day
    • 4. a single rotation of a planet in relation to its primary.

    • 5. the period on a planet when its primary star is above the horizon.

    • 6. daylight:

      by the time they had all gone it was broad day
      Synonym : daytime, daylight, daylight hours, hours of light, hours of sunlight, broad daylight, waking hours, the waking day
    • 7. a particular period of the past; an era:

      in Shakespeare's day the laws were very strict in those days
      Synonym : period, time, point in time, age, era, epoch, generation
    • 8. the present time:

      the political issues of the day
    • 9. a particular period in a person's life or career:

      my student days the days of her childhood
    • 10. the most active or successful period of a person's life or career:

      he had been a star in his day
      Synonym : heyday, prime, hour, time, best days, best years, maturity, peak, pinnacle, height, zenith, ascendancy, youth, vigour, springtime, salad days, full flowering, bloom
    • 11. the remaining period of someone's life:

      she cared for him for the rest of his days
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: day, plural noun: days