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  1. day·light
    IPA[ˈdāˌlīt]
  2. noun

    • 1. the natural light of the day:

      there were two hours of daylight left the daylight hours
      Synonym : natural light, sunlight, light of day, daytime, daylight hours, day, hours of sunlight, broad daylight
    • 2. the first appearance of light in the morning; dawn:

      I returned at daylight
      Synonym : dawn, daybreak, break of day, crack of dawn, sunrise, first light, first thing in the morning, early morning, cockcrow, sunup, dawning, peep of day, aurora, dayspring
    • 3. visible distance between one person or thing and another:

      their views on education are so close that it's difficult to see daylight between them the growing daylight between himself and the leading jockey
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: daylight

    • noun

      the natural light of the day:

      the first appearance of light in the morning; dawn:

    • begin to understand what was previously puzzling or unclear
    • gain public exposure or attention

      begin to understand what was previously puzzling or unclear

    • noun

      blatant and unfair overcharging:
    • noun

      time as adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight in summer by setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time.
    • during the day, when it is light, and surprising or unexpected for this reason
    • noun

      time as adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight in summer by setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time.
    • during daylight hours, and surprising for this reason
    • used to emphasize the severity or thoroughness of an action
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