Definitions for: Daily


[n] a newspaper that is published every day
[adv] without missing a day; "he stops by daily"
[adv] gradually and progressively; "his health weakened day by day"
[adj] occurring or done each day; "a daily record"; "day-by-day labors of thousands of men and women"- H.S.Truman; "her day-after-day behavior"; "an every day occurrence"
[adj] measured by the day or happening every day; "a daily newspaper"; "daily chores"; "average daily wage"; "daily quota"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dai"ly (d[=a]"l[y^]), a. [AS. d[ae]gl[=i]c; d[ae]g day +
-l[=i]c like. See Day.]
Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as,
daily labor; a daily bulletin.

Give us this day our daily bread. --Matt. vi.
11.

Bunyan has told us . . . that in New England his dream
was the daily subject of the conversation of thousands.
--Macaulay.

Syn: Daily, Diurnal.

Usage: Daily is Anglo-Saxon, and diurnal is Latin. The former
is used in reference to the ordinary concerns of life;
as, daily wants, daily cares, daily employments. The
latter is appropriated chiefly by astronomers to what
belongs to the astronomical day; as, the diurnal
revolution of the earth.

Man hath his daily work of body or mind
Appointed, which declares his dignity, And the
regard of Heaven on all his ways. --Milton.

Half yet remains unsung, but narrower bound
Within the visible diurnal sphere. --Milton.


Dai"ly, n.; pl. Dailies.
A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the
morning dailies.


Dai"ly, adv.
Every day; day by day; as, a thing happens daily.

Synonyms: day by day, day-after-day, day-to-day, each day, every day, every day, regular

See Also: newspaper, paper

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