Definitions for daylightˈdeɪˌlaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

day•lightˈdeɪˌlaɪt(n.; adj.; v.)-light•ed; -lit, -light•ing.

  1. (n.)the period of light during a day.

  2. public awareness.

  3. Ref: daytime .

  4. daybreak; dawn.

  5. a space between any two parts that should be close together:

    I can see daylight between the curtains.

  6. daylights, wits; sanity:

    to scare the daylights out of someone.

  7. (adj.)done, used, or taking place in daylight:

    the daylight shooting on a film.

  8. (v.t.)to expose to daylight by the removal of obstructions:

    a railway tunnel daylighted by blasting the enclosing rock.

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Origin of daylight:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. day, daytime, daylight(noun)

    the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside

    "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"

  2. daylight(noun)

    light during the daytime

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. daylight(noun)ˈdeɪˌlaɪt

    light from the sun

    still enough daylight left; during daylight hours

  2. daylightˈdeɪˌlaɪt

    emphasizes that sth affects sb strongly

    You scared the living daylights out of me!


  1. daylight(Noun)

    The light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source.

  2. daylight(Noun)

    A light source that simulates daylight.

  3. daylight(Noun)

    The intensity distribution of light over the visible spectrum generated by the Sun under various conditions or by other light sources intended to simulate natural daylight.

  4. daylight(Noun)

    The period of time between sunrise and sunset.

    We should get home while it's still daylight.

  5. daylight(Noun)


    We had only two hours to work before daylight.

  6. daylight(Noun)

    Exposure to public scrutiny.

    Budgeting a spy organization can't very well be done in daylight.

  7. daylight(Noun)

    A clear, open space.

  8. daylight(Noun)

    The space between platens on a press or similar machinery.

    The minimum and maximum daylights on an injection molding machine determines the sizes of the items it can make.

  9. daylight(Noun)

    Emotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement.

    We completely agree. There's no daylight between us on the issue.

  10. daylight(Verb)

    To expose to daylight

  11. daylight(Verb)

    To provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows.

  12. daylight(Verb)

    To allow light in, as by drawing drapes.

  13. daylight(Verb)

    To run a drainage pipe to an opening from which its contents can drain away naturally.

  14. daylight(Verb)

    To gain exposure to the open.

    The seam of coal daylighted at a cliff by the river.

  15. Origin: From day + light

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daylight(noun)

    the light of day as opposed to the darkness of night; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or to artificial light

  2. Daylight(noun)

    the eyes


  1. Daylight

    Daylight or the light of day is the combination of all direct and indirect sunlight outdoors during the daytime. This includes direct sunlight, diffuse sky radiation, and both of these reflected from the Earth and terrestrial objects. Sunlight scattered or reflected from objects in outer space is generally not considered daylight. Thus, moonlight is never considered daylight, despite being "indirect sunlight". Daytime is the period of time each day when daylight occurs. Daylight happens because the earth rotates and either side the sun shines on is considered daylight.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'daylight' in Nouns Frequency: #2922

Translations for daylight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(also adjective) (of) the light given by the sun

daylight hours.

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