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Definition of day:

  1. ( Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.
  2. A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.


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Usage examples:

  • Only remember, Massa Warren, remember Crookleg to your dyin' day!"

    - "The White Squaw", Mayne Reid.
  • I called the next day.

    - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  • Why I'd sit here all day for nothin'!

    - "McAllister and His Double", Arthur Train.