What does daylight mean?

Definitions for daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪtday·light

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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

Wiktionary

  1. daylight(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From day + light

  2. daylight(Noun)

    A light source that simulates daylight.

    Etymology: From day + light

  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.

    Etymology: From day + light

  4. daylight(Noun)

    The period of time between sunrise and sunset.

    We should get home while it's still daylight.

    Etymology: From day + light

  5. daylight(Noun)

    Daybreak.

    We had only two hours to work before daylight.

    Etymology: From day + light

  6. daylight(Noun)

    Exposure to public scrutiny.

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

    Etymology: From day + light

  7. daylight(Noun)

    A clear, open space.

    Etymology: From day + light

  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.

    Etymology: From day + light

  9. daylight(Noun)

    Emotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement.

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

    Etymology: From day + light

  10. daylight(Verb)

    To expose to daylight

    Etymology: From day + light

  11. daylight(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From day + light

  12. daylight(Verb)

    To allow light in, as by drawing drapes.

    Etymology: From day + light

  13. daylight(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From day + light

  14. daylight(Verb)

    To gain exposure to the open.

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

    Etymology: 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. 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

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce daylight?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say daylight in sign language?

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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

Examples of daylight in a Sentence

  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    There's a classic parlor game of trying to find a little bit of daylight between running mates, if people want to play that game we could look into why an evangelical Christian like Vice President Mike Pence wants to be on a ticket with a president caught with a porn star.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Israel will not accept an agreement which allows a country that vows to annihilate us to develop nuclear weapons, period. there is no daylight when it comes to our support for Israel's security.

  3. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez:

    Anything that we can do, whether it’s majorly substantive or minor, that can continue to boost those numbers is something that I’d be in favor of, obviously, our tourists are coming here to enjoy our beaches, they’re coming here to go on cruises, they’re coming here to do outdoor activities because of the weather, so I think having more daylight allows them to do more of the activities that they would want to do anyways.

  4. Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper:

    Shortly after daylight we were able to locate the vehicle, they did find six deceased, five seriously injured, and evidence that more walked away.

  5. Rudy Giuliani:

    You wont see daylight between me and the president, the strategy is to get everything wrapped up and done with this so that it doesn't take on a life of its own.

Images & Illustrations of daylight

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