day


day
n.

1) a chilly, cool; clear, nice; cloudy; cold; foggy; gloomy; hot, stifling; rainy; sunny; warm day

2) an eventful, field, memorable, red-letter day (we had a field day criticizing their report)

3) a holy; opening; visiting; wedding; working day (opening day of the baseball season)

4) day breaks, dawns (poetic)

5) by day (London by day)

6) by the day (to be paid by the day)

7) for a day (we are going to town for the day)

8) in a day (we cannot do the whole job in a day; back in the old days)

9) on a certain day (on the following day; on New Year's Day)

10) within several days (within ten days)

11) (misc.) day after day; day and night ('all the time'); D-day ('a day on which a significant event is scheduled to begin'); to take a day off; I rue the day ('I wish that that day had never been'); from day to day; day in, day out; to carry the day ('to be victorious'); the other day ('recently'); his days are numbered ('he will die soon'); the dog days ('the hot days of July and August'); halcyon days; the good old days; it was a big ('successful') day for our team; to take one day at a time; judgment day; on the day (BE; colloq.) ('when the time comes')

USAGE NOTE: The collocation by day contrasts with by night

(London by day is very different from London by night)

, (see the Usage Note for night)
* * *
[deɪ]
clear
foggy
from day to day
halcyon days
it was a big ('successful') day for our team
judgment day
memorable
rainy
stifling
sunny
the good old days
to take a day off
to take one day at a time
visiting
warm day
day in
day out
D-day ('a day on which a significant event is scheduled to begin')
day and night ('all the time')
his days are numbered ('he will die soon')
the other day ('recently')
the dog days ('the hot days of July and August')
to carry the day ('to be victorious')
on the day (USAGE NOTE: The collocation by day contrasts with fry night (London by day is very different from London by night), (see the Usage Note for night); 'when the time comes'; BE; colloq.)
working day (opening day of the baseball season)
dawns (poetic)
red-letter day (we had a field day criticizing their report)
(misc.) day after day
a chilly
a holy
an eventful
day breaks
rue the day ('I wish that that day had never been')
by day (London by day)
on a certain day (on the following day; on New Year's Day)
by the day (to be paid by the day)
for a day (we are going to town for the day)
in a day (we cannot do the whole job in a day; back in the old days)
within several days (within ten days)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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