What does daylight mean?

Definitions for daylightˈdeɪˌlaɪt

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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

Wiktionary

  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)

    Daybreak.

    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

Freebase

  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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of daylight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of daylight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 1 scene 4:

    We burn daylight.

  2. M. C. Escher:

    What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.

  3. Joseph Addison:

    Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

  4. Natalie Dautovich:

    With Daylight Saving Time, we experience a desynchronization with the daylight cycle, the clock time, and our sleep-wake rhythm.

  5. Chandan Das:

    Usually, we fish very early in the morning or late in the evening as it is very difficult to catch hilsa during daylight hours, but after the cyclone we were able to catch the fish all the time.

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