What does Daylight mean?
Definitions for Daylight
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day, daytime, daylightnoun
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"
light during the daytime
The light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source.
A light source that simulates daylight.
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.
The period of time between sunrise and sunset.
We should get home while it's still daylight.
We had only two hours to work before daylight.
Exposure to public scrutiny.
Budgeting a spy organization can't very well be done in daylight.
A clear, open space.
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.
Emotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement.
We completely agree. There's no daylight between us on the issue.
To expose to daylight
To provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows.
To allow light in, as by drawing drapes.
To run a drainage pipe to an opening from which its contents can drain away naturally.
To gain exposure to the open.
The seam of coal daylighted at a cliff by the river.
Etymology: From day + light
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The light of the day, as opposed to that of the morn, or a taper.
Etymology: day and light.
By this the drooping daylight ’gan to fade,
And yield his room to sad succeeding night. Fairy Queen, b. i.
Nay, then thou mock’st me: thou shalt buy this dear,
If ever I thy face by daylight see.
Now go thy way. William Shakespeare, Midsummer-Night’s Dream.
They by daylight passing through the midst of the Turks fleet, safely recovered the haven, to the great joy of the besieged Christians. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
He stands in daylight, and disdains to hide
An act, to which by honour he is ty’d. Dryden.
Will you murder a man in plain daylight? John Dryden, Sp. Fryar.
Yet though rough bears in covert seek defence,
White foxes stay, with seeming innocence;
That crafty kind with daylight can dispense. Dryden.
If bodies be illuminated by the ordinary prismatick colours, they will appear neither of their own daylight colours, nor of the colour of the light cast on them, but of some middle colour between both. Isaac Newton, Opt.
Daylight is the combination of all direct and indirect sunlight during the daytime. This includes direct sunlight, diffuse sky radiation, and (often) both of these reflected by Earth and terrestrial objects, like landforms and buildings. Sunlight scattered or reflected by astronomical objects is generally not considered daylight. Therefore, daylight excludes moonlight, despite it being reflected indirect sunlight.
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
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.
The time during the day where there is light.
The daylight hours change from season to season.
Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Daylight' in Nouns Frequency: #2922
The numerical value of Daylight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Daylight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Daylight in a Sentence
You'll see it's an eclectic collection of members of the United States Senate in favor of what we've just done here in the Senate, and that's to pass a bill to make Daylight Saving Saving Time permanent, just this past weekend, we all went through that biannual ritual of changing the clock back and forth and the disruption that comes with it. And one has to ask themselves after a while why do we keep doing it ?
I think we're going to see in the weeks and months ahead a real sort of division starting to emerge, especially as the White House starts to really press on trade, which is an issue that divides Democrats, i think we're going to see that daylight get even brighter.
Right now we're trying to saturate the area and make sure that nothing else happens tonight. last week, we've seen assault rifles used on police, today they're used on gang members in the Brighton Park community in broad daylight, on a Sunday.
A lot of people prefer daylight saving time at the eastern end of time zones, mostly because it gets dark so early in the winter.
Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, 1947:
I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind... At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme, I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy, and wise in spite of themselves.
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- llum del dia, diaCatalan, Valencian
- goleuo, goleuni dydd, golau dydd, dyddoleuoWelsh
- μέρα, φωςGreek
- jour, lumière du jourFrench
- אור יוםHebrew
- awatea, aoateaMāori
- dagsljos, dagslysNorwegian Nynorsk
- светлое время суток, естественное освещениеRussian
- gün ışığı, gündüz, günTurkish
- دن کی روشنیUrdu
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