American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The light of day; sunlight.
- n. Daybreak.
- n. Daytime.
- n. Exposure to public notice: corrupt business practices that were finally brought into the daylight.
- n. Understanding or insight into what was formerly obscure: new evidence that gave the researchers some daylight into the matter.
- n. Sports An opening, as between defensive players, especially one providing an opportunity for action: The running back found some daylight and gained six yards.
- n. Slang One's wits: "His adventurism had scared the daylights out of them” ( Frederick Forsyth).
- idiom. see daylight To make sufficient progress so that completion of a project seems possible.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The light of day; the direct light of the sun, as distinguished from night and twilight, or from artificial light.
- n. Daytime as opposed to night-time; the time when the light of day appears; early morning.
- n. The space left in a wine-glass between the liquor and the brim, and not allowed when bumpers are drunk, the toast-master calling out, “No daylights!”
- n. plural The eyes.
- n. A name of the American spotted turbot, Lophopsetta maculata, a fish so thin as to be almost transparent, whence the name. Also called window-pane.
- n. The light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source.
- n. A light source that simulates daylight.
- n. countable, photometry 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.
- n. The period of time between sunrise and sunset.
- n. Daybreak.
- n. Exposure to public scrutiny.
- n. A clear, open space.
- n. countable, machinery The space between platens on a press or similar machinery.
- n. idiomatic Emotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement.
- v. To expose to daylight
- v. architecture To provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows.
- v. To allow light in, as by drawing drapes.
- v. landscaping, civil engineering To run a drainage pipe to an opening from which its contents can drain away naturally.
- v. intransitive To gain exposure to the open.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. Prov. Eng. The eyes.
- n. light during the daytime
- n. the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
- From day + light (Wiktionary)
“The phrase "daylight robbery" is said to have emanated from this period.”
“TBTAM said ... socks - Totally agree wy they can't make laptop screens visible in daylight is beyond me.”
“To fly with such a burden in daylight is simply to court disaster.”
“In northern climates in the winter before the twentieth century people lived between the nocturnal dark and a dismal grey half-light which they called daylight, not seeing the sun often for weeks together.”
“But when the best of the daylight is a dull gray, the long lines of the glen unbroken by anything but a shepherd's hut here and there at long intervals, and the road that could be seen winding through like a strip of ribbon all the way gave the fugitive a mingled sense of serenity and of that tingling, audible solitude and remoteness from all living aid or society which thrills every nerve.”
“For him the abstract lived in the concrete, and the hidden motive of all he did was to bring what he called the daylight view of the world into ever greater evidence, that daylight view being this, that the whole universe in its different spans and wave-lengths, exclusions and envelopments, is everywhere alive and conscious.”
“The Syrian government charged that eight civilians, including four children, died in what it described as a daylight attack on an al-Sukkari farm in eastern Syria by U.S. forces that flew across the border from Iraq in four helicopters.”
“The Syrian government charged that eight civilians, including four children, died in what it described as a daylight attack on al Sukkari farm in eastern Syria by U.S. forces that flew across the border from Iraq in four helicopters.”
“I would have liked to see more information on the screen, how bright it is in daylight, what that resolution looks like on a 14″ and also battery life.”
“I ain't ben a-burnin 'daylight sence navigation closed; an' if they set up all night they won't be up early enough in the mornin 'to git ahead of Dave Harney -- even on a sugar proposition.”
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