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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. By the day; per day.
  • adj. Reckoned on a daily basis; daily.
  • adj. Paid by the day.
  • n. An allowance for daily expenses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a daily stipend
  • n. a daily allowable limit for expendables

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By the day; substantively (chiefly U. S.), an allowance or amount of so much by the day. Also used adjectivally.
  • prep. by the day.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a daily allowance for living expenses (especially while traveling in connection with your job)
  • adv. one every day

Etymologies

Latin : per, per + diem, accusative of diēs, day.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin per + diem ("day"). (Wiktionary)

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