day

day
[[t]de͟ɪ[/t]]
days
1) N-COUNT A day is one of the seven twenty-four hour periods of time in a week.
2) N-VAR Day is the time when it is light, or the time when you are up and doing things.

The weather did not help; hot by day, cold at night...

27 million working days are lost each year due to work accidents and sickness...

He arranged for me to go down to London one day a week...

The snack bar is open during the day.

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3) N-COUNT: with supp You can refer to a particular period in history as a particular day or as particular days.

He began to talk about the Ukraine of his uncle's day...

Did you learn anything in your day, as a student?

...his early days of struggle and deep poverty...

She is doing just fine these days.

4) PHRASE If something happens day after day, it happens every day without stopping.

The newspaper job had me doing the same thing day after day.

5) PHRASE In this day and age means in modern times.

Even in this day and age the old attitudes persist.

6) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that something has seen better days, you mean that it is old and in poor condition.

The tweed jacket she wore had seen better days.

7) PHRASE: V inflects If you call it a day, you decide to stop what you are doing because you are tired of it or because it is not successful.

Faced with mounting debts, the decision to call it a day was inevitable...

I want the manager's job when he calls it a day.

8) PHRASE: V inflects If someone carries the day, they are the winner in a contest such as a battle, debate, or sporting competition. [JOURNALISM]

For the time being, those in favour of the liberalisation measures seem to have carried the day.

9) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that something has had its day, you mean that the period during which it was most successful or popular has now passed.

Beat music may finally have had its day...

Interior decoration by careful co-ordination seems to have had its day.

10) PHRASE: V inflects If something makes your day, it makes you feel very happy. [INFORMAL]

Come on, Bill. Send Tom a card and make his day...

It was a joy to see. It really made my day.

11) PHRASE If something happens day and night or night and day, it happens all the time without stopping.

Chantal kept a fire burning night and day...

He would have a nurse in constant attendance day and night.

12) PHRASE: PHR with cl One day or some day or one of these days means at some time in the future.

I too dreamed of living in London one day...

I hope some day you will find the woman who will make you happy...

One of these days we will get lucky.

13) PHRASE: PHR with cl If you say that something happened the other day, you mean that it happened a few days ago.

I phoned your office the other day...

We had lunch the other day at our favorite restaurant.

Syn:
a few days ago
14) PHRASE: V inflects If someone or something saves the day in a situation which seems likely to fail, they manage to make it successful.

...this story about how he saved the day at his daughter's birthday party...

A last moment election can save the day.

15) PHRASE If something happens from day to day or day by day, it happens each day.

Your needs can differ from day to day...

I live for the moment, day by day, not for the past.

16) PHRASE: amount PHR If it is a month or a year to the day since a particular thing happened, it is exactly a month or a year since it happened.

It was January 19, a year to the day since he had arrived in Singapore...

Twenty-five years ago, to the day, England reached the sport's pinnacle by winning the World Cup.

17) PHRASE: PHR with cl To this day means up until and including the present time.

To this day young Zulu boys practise fighting.

18) PHRASE: V inflects If a particular person, group, or thing wins the day, they win a battle, struggle, or competition. If they lose the day, they are defeated. [mainly JOURNALISM]

His determination, his refusal to back down, and possibly his sincerity had won the day...

Few in Westminster doubt that the government will win the day.

19) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR, oft PHR for n If you say that a task is all in a day's work for someone, you mean that they do not mind doing it although it may be difficult, because it is part of their job or because they often do it.

For war reporters, dodging snipers' bullets is all in a day's work...

I said: `How can I ever thank you?' but he waved the question aside. `It's all in a day's work.'

20) have your day in courtsee court
it's early days yetsee early
at the end of the daysee end
late in the daysee late
see the light of daysee light
someone's days are numberedsee number
the good old dayssee old
pass the time of daysee time

English dictionary. 2008.

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