Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or occurring during the day.
  • adjective Happening or done every day.
  • adjective Computed or assessed for each day.
  • adjective Everyday.
  • adverb Every day.
  • adverb Once a day.
  • noun A newspaper published every day or every weekday.
  • noun The first, unedited print of movie film usually viewed after a day's shooting; the rushes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Every day; day by day.
  • Happening or being every day; pertaining to each successive day; diurnal: as, daily labor; a daily allowance; a daily newspaper.
  • noun A newspaper or other periodical published each day, or each day except Sunday: in distinction from one published semi-weekly, weekly, or at longer intervals. See journal, semi-weekly, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, as nouns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Every day; day by day.
  • adjective Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal
  • noun A publication which appears regularly every day.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective quotidian, that occurs every day, or at least every weekday/ working day
  • adjective diurnal, by daylight, as opposed to nightly
  • adverb quotidianly, every day
  • adverb diurnally, by daylight
  • noun a newspaper that is published every day.
  • noun UK a cleaner who comes in daily.
  • noun UK, slang a daily disposable.

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

  • adjective of or belonging to or occurring every day
  • adverb every day; without missing a day
  • adjective appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
  • noun a newspaper that is published every day
  • adverb gradually and progressively

Etymologies

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

[Middle English dayly, from Old English dæglīc, from dæg, day; see day.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English dayly, from Old English dæġlīċ, from dæġ + -līċ (equivalent to modern day +‎ -ly).

Examples

  • - used the Delicious firefox extension to replace my bookmarks folder toolbar - Instead, I use the 'Favorite tags' view and use delicious tags like '@daily' (borrowing the at symbol from GTD's contexts) to have quick access to all the sites I use on a daily basis.

    planet.freedesktop.org

  • - used the Delicious firefox extension to replace my bookmarks folder toolbar - Instead, I use the 'Favorite tags' view and use delicious tags like '@daily' (borrowing the at symbol from GTD's contexts) to have quick access to all the sites I use on a daily basis.

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  • The foot-rests, which cannot be removed, accumulate the dirt carried in daily from the street by the many little feet.

    The Montessori Method

  • It was not of great account, as he ran not the slightest risk of contradiction whatever he said; and as no person ever willingly went twice to his exhibitions, he could vary the title daily without fear of discovery.

    No Man's Land

  • However, he dropped a threat to the show's production house Warner Bros. during his one of his workouts, or what he calls his "daily descent into death."

    Charlie Sheen on 20/20: I Have a Billion Fans… I Expose People to Magic

  • He said the alliance has moved to 24-hour surveillance by sophisticated aircraft and is closely monitoring what he called daily, even hourly, "reports about new acts of violence perpetrated by the Libyan regime against civilians."

    NATO Considers Options for Humanitarian Intervention in Libya

  • He said the alliance has moved to 24-hour surveillance by sophisticated aircraft and is closely monitoring what he called daily, even hourly, "reports about new acts of violence perpetrated by the Libyan regime against civilians."

    NATO Considers Options for Humanitarian Intervention in Libya

  • He said the alliance has moved to 24-hour surveillance by sophisticated aircraft and is closely monitoring what he called daily, even hourly, "reports about new acts of violence perpetrated by the Libyan regime against civilians."

    NATO Considers Options for Humanitarian Intervention in Libya

  • Enclave Liberation Front (FLEC) denounced what it called daily repression and serious human rights violations by Angolan forces in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There remained, as a source of much gratification, what I called the daily dramatic performance at St. Jude's; and there remained as the one study worthy of serious devotion and interest -- Sylvia Wheeler's own soul.

    The Message

Comments

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  • “All of the sudden, I had a sluggish digestive system and on the daily was plagued with chronic abdominal discomfort.”

    “I figured if it didn’t have gluten, it was healthy, so I ate my weight in grains, especially corn (psuedo grain), on the daily.”

    – blog post

    Is this a regionalism? I’ve not before heard the expression “on the daily” subbing for “daily.”

    March 29, 2013