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

  • n. The time between sunrise and sunset.
  • adj. Occurring in or appropriate for use during the day: daytime tasks; daytime clothes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The time of daylight; the time between sunrise and sunset.
  • adj. Pertaining to daytime; appropriate to the day.
  • adj. Happening during the day.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The time during which there is daylight, as distinguished from the night; same as day, 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of the day during which the sun is above the horizon; the time from the first appearance to the total disappearance of the sun.

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

  • n. the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside


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