from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source.
- n. A light source that simulates daylight.
- n. 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. The space between platens on a press or similar machinery.
- n. Emotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement.
- v. To expose to daylight
- v. To provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows.
- v. To allow light in, as by drawing drapes.
- v. To run a drainage pipe to an opening from which its contents can drain away naturally.
- v. To gain exposure to the open.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. The eyes.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. light during the daytime
- n. the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
From day + light (Wiktionary)