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I guess I never really had a high school experience. I went for about a month, and on the first day one of my friends got punched in the eye. It was Southern California Public High School. Needless to say, I wasn't there for long.
Penn Badgley

Meaning of "day" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DAY

Old English dæg; related to Old High German tag, Old Norse dagr.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DAY

day  [deɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Day is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Day

A day is a unit of time. In common usage, it is an interval equal to 24 hours. It also can mean the consecutive period of time during which the Sun is above the horizon of a location, also known as daytime. The period of time measured from local noon to the following local noon is called a solar day. Several definitions of this universal human concept are used according to context, need and convenience. In 1967, the second was redefined in terms of the wavelength of light, and it became the SI base unit of time. The unit of measurement for time called "day", redefined in 1967 as 86,400 SI seconds and symbolized d, is not an SI unit, but it is accepted for use with SI. A civil day is usually also 86,400 seconds, plus or minus a possible leap second in Coordinated Universal Time UTC, and, in some locations, occasionally plus or minus an hour when changing from or to daylight saving time. The word day may also refer to a day of the week or to a calendar date, as in answer to the question "On which day?" Day also refers to the part of the day that is not night — also known as daytime.

Definition of day in the English dictionary

The first definition of day in the dictionary is Also called: civil day. the period of time, the calendar day, of 24 hours' duration reckoned from one midnight to the next. Other definition of day is the period of light between sunrise and sunset, as distinguished from the night. Day is also the part of a day occupied with regular activity, esp work.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DAY

day after day
day bed
day blindness
day boarder
day boy
day by day
day case
day girl
day hospital
day in, day out
day job
day labourer
day letter
day lily
day name
day nurse
day nursery
Day of Atonement
day of judgement

WORDS THAT END LIKE DAY

anyway
away
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bay
be that as it may
birthday
Blu-ray
Conway
display
everyday
Friday
from day to day
gay
gray
hay
highway
holiday
in a way
in no way
jay

Synonyms and antonyms of day in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DAY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «day» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of day

Translation of «day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DAY

Find out the translation of day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of day from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

白天
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

día
570 millions of speakers

English

day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَوْم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сутки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jour
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hari
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하루
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dina
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngày
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दिवस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gün
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

giorno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dzień
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

день
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ημέρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of day

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DAY»

The term «day» is very widely used and occupies the 302 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DAY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «day» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «day» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about day

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10 QUOTES WITH «DAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word day.
1
Louisa May Alcott
Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
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B.o.B
I like rock music because it's always sonically fascinating. There's never a method to what it needs to sound like. It's just however that instrument comes out that day, whatever the humidity level was in the air, what studio you were at. All that makes that tone that you can't re-create, so each song is like a person.
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Penn Badgley
I guess I never really had a high school experience. I went for about a month, and on the first day one of my friends got punched in the eye. It was Southern California Public High School. Needless to say, I wasn't there for long.
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Glenn Beck
Let me tell you, it is still morning in America. It just happens to be kind of a head pounding, hung over for four hours in America - and it's shaping up to be a nasty day, but its still morning in America.
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Emma Bell
If I weren't acting, I would own my own chocolate shop in Paris. I would be a nice, overweight person that makes chocolate all day long.
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Kristen Bell
I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day.
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Yehuda Berg
If we each take responsibility in shifting our own behavior, we can trigger the type of change that is necessary to achieve sustainability for our race or this planet. We change our planet, our environment, our humanity every day, every year, every decade, and every millennia.
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Ruben Blades
And music was a very important part of our lives. The radio was on all day.
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Erskine Bowles
The American people know that every day 3,000 kids begin to smoke, 1,000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation. It's in everybody's best interest.
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David Carradine
It was pretty extensive - we worked out 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 3 months, which I think is more than anybody in the Olympics. I thought well I don't need this, the girls need it, but it was a gift.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DAY»

Discover the use of day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Longest Day: June 6, 1944
For the Allies, as well as for Germany, it will be the longest day.
Cornelius Ryan, 1999
2
Zero Day: A Jeff Aiken Novel
Written by a global authority on cyber security, Zero Day presents a chilling “what if” scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today---it’s a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.
Mark Russinovich, 2011
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Q & A a Day: 5-year Journal
Do you ever stop to wonder how you got where you are? The Q&A a Day Journal shows you what was going through your head each day—for five years of your life.
Potter Style, 2010
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The Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England.
Kazuo Ishiguro, 2010
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Day: A Novel
A man seriously injured when hit by a car is taken to the hospital where a doctor, the woman who loves him, and his artist friend lead him to yearn for life rather than death.
Elie Wiesel, 2006
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Day
In Day, A. L. Kennedy has crafted a superb novel about the brutal simplicities of war and the complexities of human emotion.
A.L. Kennedy, 2007
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Beach Day
In this charming picture book, a cheerful family tumbles out of the car and onto the beach, ready for a perfect day.
Karen Roosa, 2001
8
Memorial Day
Learning about an imminent terrorist attack, CIA operative Mitch Rapp takes the lead in a daring commando raid into northern Pakistan, where he obtains information about a planned nuclear attack but suspects that a greater threat has yet to ...
Vince Flynn, 2007
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Mama Day
In a small Georgia town, Mama Day, uses her gifts as a seer and healer, but her powers are ultimately tested when her beloved niece's life hangs in the balance
Gloria Naylor, 1989
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Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary: The Classic Account of the ...
Describes the events of December 7, 1941, before, during, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the reactions of the men who lived through the attack.
Walter Lord, 1957

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term day is used in the context of the following news items.
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KILLER! Adobe Flash, Windows zero-day vulns leak from Hacking …
Updated Confidential source code stolen from Hacking Team, and subsequently leaked online, has revealed new and extremely serious ... «The Register, Jul 15»
2
The Ashes LIVE 2015: England vs Australia cricket score from Day 1 …
Wednesday, Jul 8th 2015 8AM 68°F 11AM 80°F 5-Day Forecast ... The Ashes LIVE 2015: England vs Australia cricket coverage from Day 1 of ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Ashes 2015: England v Australia – first Test, day one – live!
... correct here today, despite a difficult opening and unhelpful surface. Well over 300 on the first day of an Ashes series is not to be sniffed at. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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'Independence Day' Star Jeff Goldblum Welcomes Baby on July 4
"Jurassic Park" and "Independence Day" star Jeff Goldblum has welcomed his first child with wife Emilie Livingston. The happy couple posted a ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
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​Hard luck story: Inmate's painful 6-day erection costs NYC $750k …
The City of New York has paid a former jail inmate $750,000 after detention center staff failed to address a painful six-day erection which left ... «RT, Jul 15»
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Countdown to Grexit deadline day
In many ways, this is a more critical day than Sunday's summit. Under the ESM treaty, it is the ESM's board of governors — the eurozone's 19 ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
7
August bank holiday 2015: when is your next day off?
The penultimate holiday of the year is Christmas Day, which is celebrated in many different ways around the world. Finns share a festive sauna, ... «The Week UK, Jul 15»
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Cybercriminals start using Flash zero-day exploit leaked from …
It took just a day for cybercriminals to start using a new and yet-to-be-patched Flash Player exploit that was leaked from a surveillance software ... «PCWorld, Jul 15»
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The X-Files Teases New Footage with 201 Day Marathon Trailer
Beginning today, FOX will be starting a 201-day “X-Files” marathon in which one episode a day will be shown in order, leading to the January ... «ComingSoon.net, Jul 15»
10
Australian golfer Jason Day ready to go for British Open after vertigo …
Jason Day's vertigo has been linked to a viral infection in his right ear and while Australia's top-ranked golfer has suffered some potentially ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»

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