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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a 14-day/six-month etc visa
▪ Special 10-day visas were issued to cover the time of the conference.
a 24-hour/2-day etc bug
▪ The doctor says it’s just a 24-hour bug.
a cold night/day
▪ It was a cold night with a starlit sky.
a day centreBritish English (= where old, sick etc people can go during the day to be looked after)
▪ A new day centre for the over 70s has recently opened.
a day of the week
▪ Friday is our busiest day of the week.
a day school (=a school where children go during the day but go home in the evenings)
▪ The school is both a boarding school and a day school.
a day shift
▪ He’s going to be on day shifts for five days.
a day trip (=when you go somewhere for pleasure and come back the same day)
▪ Take a day trip to York, which is just 15 miles away.
a fine day/morning/evening
a free day/morning/half-hour etc
▪ I haven’t got a free day this week.
a fun day/evening etc
a hard day
▪ After a hard day at work, I just want to come home and put my feet up.
a rest day/period
▪ The crew had a three hour rest period before their next flight.
a rough day/week etc
▪ He’s had a rough week at work.
a sad day/time
▪ I’m really disappointed that this happened. It’s a sad day for football.
a summer's day/evening (also a summer day/evening)
▪ It was a beautiful summer's day.
a vacation day (=a day away from work on vacation)
▪ You could take a sick day or a vacation day.
all your life/all day/all year etc (=during the whole of your life, a day, a year etc)
▪ He had worked all his life in the mine.
▪ The boys played video games all day.
April Fools' Day
as plain as day/the nose on your face (=very clear)
as the days/weeks/years go by
▪ As the weeks went by, I became more and more worried.
bad hair day
be on day/night shifts (=be working a series of day or night shifts)
▪ He’s on night shifts all next week.
be paid by the hour/day/week
▪ I was working on a building site, being paid by the hour.
big day (=a day when an important event will happen)
▪ Everyone was getting ready for the big day.
black day
▪ It’s been another black day for the car industry, with more job losses announced.
Boxing Day
busy day
▪ a busy day
chilly day/night/evening etc
▪ a chilly November morning
Christmas Day
▪ I always spend Christmas Day with my family.
day and night/night and day (=all the time)
▪ The phones rang day and night.
day and night/night and day (=all the time)
▪ The phones rang day and night.
day boy
day camp
day care centre/services/facilities
▪ subsidized day care facilities
day care
▪ subsidized day care facilities
day centre
▪ a local day centre for homeless people
day girl
day job
▪ I’d love to be a professional writer, but I’m not giving up my day job just yet.
day nursery
day of judgement
day of reckoning
▪ We know that you will not forget their crimes when their day of reckoning comes.
day off
▪ On my days off, you’ll usually find me out in the back garden.
day off
▪ ‘Going to work today, mum?’ ‘No. It’s my day off today.'
Day One Christian Ministries
day pupil
day release
day return
day room
day school
day trading
day trip
▪ My grandparents took me on a day trip to Blackpool.
day/date/time of purchase
▪ This product should be consumed on the day of purchase.
days of yore
▪ in days of yore
days/weeks etc afterwards
▪ The experience haunted me for years afterwards.
dog days
▪ Few opera houses survived the dog days of the 1980s.
duvet day
each day/week/month etc (=on each day, in each week etc)
▪ a disease that affects about 10 million people each year
easy day/week etc
▪ She had a nice easy day at home.
election day/night (=the day or night when people are voting and the votes are being counted)
▪ We urge all our supporters to get out and vote on election night.
enter its third week/sixth day/second year etc
▪ The talks have now entered their third week.
every day/week/month etc (=at least once on each day, in each week etc)
▪ They see each other every day.
▪ Richard visits his mother every week.
every few days/weeks etc
▪ The plants need to be watered every few days.
every few seconds/ten days etc
▪ Re-apply your sunscreen every two hours.
fast day
fateful day/night/year etc
▪ The goalkeeper on that fateful day in 1954 was Fred Martin.
Father's Day
field day
▪ The newspapers had a field day when the trial finished.
fill your time/the days etc (with sth)
▪ I have no trouble filling my time.
forever and a day
▪ The meeting seemed to go on forever and a day.
golden years/days etc
▪ the golden years of childhood
Good day to you
▪ I must get back. Good day to you.
good day
▪ I must get back. Good day to you.
good deed for the day (=something good you try to do for someone else every day)
▪ Well, that’s my good deed for the day.
half day
▪ Friday is my half day off.
Hardly a day passes without (=there is bad news almost every day)
Hardly a day passes without more bad news about the economy .
hardly a day/week/month etc goes by without/when (=used to say that something happens almost every day, week etc)
▪ Hardly a month goes by without another factory closing down.
hardly a day/week/month etc goes by
▪ Hardly a week goes by without some food scare being reported in the media.
have a good time/day/weekend etc
▪ Did you have a good vacation?
having an off day
▪ Brian never usually loses his temper – he must be having an off day.
in as many days/weeks/games etc
▪ A great trip! We visited five countries in as many days in five days.
in days/times/years etc gone by (=in the past)
▪ These herbs would have been grown for medicinal purposes in days gone by.
in his younger days (=when he was younger)
▪ John was a great footballer in his younger days.
Independence Day (=a day on which a country's independence is celebrated)
▪ The president was on television giving his Independence Day speech.
Independence Day
Inset day
judgment day
Labor Day
last (sb) two days/three weeks etc
▪ A good coat will last you ten years.
▪ Cut flowers will last longer if you put flower food in the water.
later in the day/week/year
▪ The dentist could fit you in later in the week.
later that day/morning/week etc
▪ The baby died later that night.
live to see the day
▪ I never thought I’d live to see the day when women became priests.
lives for the day when
▪ She lives for the day when she can have a house of her own.
living from day to day (=trying to find enough money each day to buy food etc)
▪ We struggle on, living from day to day.
living from day to day (=trying to find enough money each day to buy food etc)
▪ We struggle on, living from day to day.
long day
▪ It’s been a long day.
lose time/2 days/3 hours etc
▪ Vital minutes were lost because the ambulance took half an hour to arrive.
▪ In 1978, 29 million days were lost in industrial action.
market day
May Day
Memorial Day
Midsummer Day
most of the time/most days etc (=usually)
▪ Most of the time it’s very quiet here.
▪ Most evenings we just stay in and watch TV.
Mother's Day
name day
New Year's Day
nice day (=good weather)
▪ It’s such a nice day, why not go for a swim?
not giving up my day job
▪ I’d love to be a professional writer, but I’m not giving up my day job just yet.
open day
Pancake Day
pay sb £200 a week/$100 a day etc
▪ The cleaners are paid £5 an hour.
polling day
preceding days/weeks/months/years
▪ income tax paid in preceding years
prize day
quarter day
rainy day
▪ a cold rainy day in October
red-letter day
Remembrance Day
rue the day
▪ She learned to rue the day she had met Henri.
saint's day
salad days
sb’s wedding day
▪ She looked beautiful on her wedding day.
scarcely a day/year/moment etc
▪ Scarcely a day goes by when I don’t think of him.
snow day
speech day
sports day
still day
▪ a hot still day
take a day/the afternoon etc off
▪ Dad took the day off to come with me.
take/have a day off
▪ I’m taking a few days off before the wedding.
the day before yesterday (=two days ago)
▪ We only got back from Scotland the day before yesterday.
the day before yesterday
▪ They arrived the day before yesterday.
the days/dreams/friends etc of sb’s youth
▪ He had long ago forgotten the dreams of his youth.
the day/time/afternoon etc when
▪ She remembered the day when Paula had first arrived.
the day/week/year etc after (sth) (=the next day, week etc)
▪ His car was outside your house the morning after Bob’s engagement party.
▪ I’ll see you again tomorrow or the day after.
▪ She retired from politics the year after she received the Nobel Prize.
the early days/months/years of sth (=the period of time near the beginning of something)
▪ In the early years of our marriage, we lived with my wife’s parents.
the end of the day/week/month etc
▪ Karen’s returning to the States at the end of the month.
the ensuing days/months/years etc (=the days, months etc after an event)
▪ The situation deteriorated over the ensuing weeks.
the first thing/time/day etc
▪ The first time I flew on a plane I was really nervous.
▪ In the first year, all students take five courses.
▪ He said the first thing that came into his head.
▪ the first step towards achieving a peace agreement
▪ There’s a meeting on the first Monday of every month.
the first/last day of term
▪ On the last day of term we went home early.
the heat of the day
▪ The locals retreat to their cool houses and sleep during the heat of the day.
the middle of the night/day
▪ I got a phone call from her in the middle of the night!
the next day/week etc (=on or during the following day, week etc)
▪ She called me and we arranged to meet the next day.
the school day
▪ Most children are tired at the end of the school day.
the years/days/months etc ahead
▪ We do not foresee any major changes in the years ahead.
the/sb’s few days/weeks etc
▪ She had enjoyed her few days in Monaco.
these days (=at the present period)
▪ Everyone seems to be in a hurry these days.
three/six etc full days/years/pages etc
▪ We devote five full days a month to training.
▪ His pants rose a full three inches off his shoes.
twice a day/week/year etc (=two times in the same day, week etc)
▪ Letters were delivered twice a week only.
two days/three weeks etc after (sth)
▪ Ten years after he bought the painting, Carswell discovered that it was a fake.
two days/three weeks/five years etc apart
▪ Our birthdays are exactly a month apart.
two days/three years etc previously (=two days, three years etc before)
▪ Six months previously he had smashed up his car.
two hours/three days etc long
▪ The speech was twenty minutes long.
typical day
▪ On a typical day, our students go to classes from 7.30 am to 1 pm.
Veterans Day
washing day
work days/nights/weekends etc
▪ I get paid more if I work nights.
▪ We’re sometimes expected to work twelve-hour days.
▪ It was one of her bad days.
▪ Your basic bad hair day at the photo lab.
▪ She had gone through bad days.
▪ Anyone can have a bad day.
▪ Perhaps the worst day of all Sunday.
▪ She hated Sundays even worse than other days in this house.
▪ However, on a bad day chaos reigns, and nobody can predict a likely departure time.
▪ I outlined earlier how several of the themes developed in early slave days continue throughout the course of black involvement in sport.
▪ In the early days she had been stung by criticism of the way she dressed.
▪ Not too many records kept on those matters in the early days.
▪ On top of this there were practical pressures that made those early days very difficult.
▪ In the early days ordinary mill-stones were used as the clinker was soft and the cement need not be finely ground.
▪ Nevertheless in the early days many of the other forms of bacteria died off in vast numbers.
▪ For most couples, circumstances will differ radically from the early days of marriage.
▪ The following day I hired a van, loaded up my possessions and then handed over my keys to the landlord.
▪ The registry office couldn't marry them at such short notice and they must wait until the following day.
▪ The following day Gary Burn was arrested by police on suspicion of murder.
▪ The following day Paula's body was found hanging from a beam in the garage.
▪ The following day, the class started work on twelve fences.
▪ On the following day his supporters who had come to Nottingham with him were arrested as well.
▪ On the following day doctors and medical personnel announced an indefinite strike, which was promptly declared illegal.
▪ The following day we could knock it off in few hours before returning to base.
▪ And I think Claire's had a long day.
▪ Smashing down mogul fields all day long, day after day, sounds great to skiers in their 20s.
▪ He had had a long day at the hospital and the drive down from London had not been easy.
▪ When my son and I go home to an already long day, my day is not over by a long shot.
▪ Next time we'd come prepared for longer, harder days.
▪ The long day had begun with a mean dumping, but it had almost no end of possibilities, she mused.
▪ We had had a long wet day on the moors but in the late afternoon the weather cleared.
▪ In spite of a longer work day, employees were producing more than ever before.
▪ Is it realistic to talk of a multiplicity of body plans in the Cambrian, far exceeding that of the present day?
▪ I was present one day shortly thereafter when he launched into one of his sermons.
▪ By the end of this stage, social productivity and economic efficiency would have increased at least two-fold compared to the present day.
▪ Oh, what a lesson to the world it is, even at the present day!
▪ Of course, all such early introductions have many times been added to if not replaced by others right up to the present day.
▪ They are ill-adapted, obviously, to the present day: but they survive in isolated areas.
▪ They should then have told the representatives, all of whom were present the day before, what they intended to do.
▪ The frustrations arising will be recognised by those engaged upon the contemporary scene, even if present day issues are less picturesque.
▪ The pair had quarrelled the previous day.
▪ The previous day Bull took out a newspaper advertisement promising to do better in future.
▪ I had left my East Anglian home early the previous day with very mixed feelings.
▪ It was August, and the previous day had been a scorching hot one.
▪ She had spent her lunch-hours of the two previous days in talking to letting agents.
▪ Patrick had been accused of overreacting the previous day.
▪ Linked with the day care centre this service provides specialist home support for carers and suffers. ii Crossroads care Attendant Schemes.
▪ Assistance with child care costs was also important for 79 percent of job seekers with children in day care.
▪ Full day care facilities are available on request.
▪ She spent time at a day care center, a senior center, a food distribution place.
▪ The State of California shall provide a child welfare building to serve as day care centres for single parents.
▪ Not all good day care is so costly.
▪ Just before the move, this person lived in hospital and attended day care.
▪ Subsidized day care for low-income families costs considerably less.
▪ Biasion's puncture cost him two minutes and he ended the day two minutes and six seconds behind Fiorio.
▪ The Dow ended the day down 4. 61 points at 6656. 08.
▪ We ended a perfect day sipping sangria at a cliffside restaurant, relaxing in the spectacular sunset.
▪ A perfect way to end a perfect cruise day.
▪ Shares ended the day down 3-31 / 64, at 41-41 / 64.
▪ Guinness was moving against the market trend, ending the day off 12 at 576p.
▪ It ends on the day his veteran partner, Murph, retires.
▪ Canonized 1767; feast day, February 8.
▪ Also patron of spousal separation. Feast day, March 21.
▪ Also invoked against appendicitis, intestinal disease, and seasickness. Feast day, June 2.
▪ Canonized 1622; feast day, July 31.
▪ Canonized 1925; feast day, October 1.
▪ Also patron of horsemen and the impoverished. Feast day, November 8.
▪ Also patron of poets. Feast day, November 23.
▪ A similar Flosse-Vernaudon coalition in 1982 had lasted only 110 days.
▪ Such meetings can last all day and night, or for the duration of the trip.
▪ The proceedings are expected to last 2 days.
▪ For such women, the stimulation from a single cup of coffee might last all day.
▪ The sergeant has denied assault, in a trial that's expected to last five days.
▪ A hartal lasts a day, two, or three.
▪ If the engagement lasts several days, like this festival, the first half drags.
▪ Barton only lasted one day in the new spot, with its slightly different stance, before the knee began bothering him.
▪ We spent a few days talking about our friends in Moscow and Leningrad.
▪ They could be a family spending a day at the beach together.
▪ Vera could have spent all day nagging a waxwork of Jack and never realised...
▪ But because of the blizzard nearly all federal workers here were forced to spend another day away from the office.
▪ Shattered by this thought he had emptied the cocktail cabinet, only to spend the next day nursing a monumental hangover.
▪ Jane was spending the day with the girls, who were awestruck by it all now.
▪ Silly-Willie spent most of his days shut in a back room.
▪ Or you could spend a day playing home handyman as you finally fix all that chronic household deterioration.
Rome wasn't built in a day
a day's march/two weeks' march etc
a nine days' wonder
all day/year/summer etc long
▪ He just sat at a table ticking off numbers all day long.
▪ He loved growing things, and in Florida he could work his garden all year long.
▪ I suppose that if we include New Zealand, we can claim to have new season lamb practically all year long.
▪ She'd sail the lake all day long if I let her.
▪ Smashing down mogul fields all day long, day after day, sounds great to skiers in their 20s.
▪ So all day long her thoughts fought with each other.
▪ The docks were experiencing a boom in trade and all day long a steady stream of customers came and went.
▪ There is just so little meaning in what I do almost all day long!
all the livelong day
▪ Just went around in my wrapper all the livelong day, my mama would faint.
any day/minute etc now
▪ But any day now, his two agents should be arriving from Aden.
▪ For the black and white believers who gathered at Azusa Street, the answer was simple: any day now.
▪ His task force is set to deliver its report any day now.
▪ It should be 239-any minute now.
▪ The chip set is currently in pre-production; high volume production is due to begin any day now.
▪ The right guy would come along any minute now.
▪ They said they were sending along at once, so they should be here any minute now.
▪ This bloody border war could flare up any day now.
at the end of the day
▪ At the end of the day, it's just too much money to spend.
▪ At the end of the day, the best team won.
▪ You may be working for yourself but at the end of the day you still have to pay tax on what you earn.
▪ And that is, at the end of the day, the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful business.
▪ Because, at the end of the day, professional regulation is in the best interests of both auditors and the public.
▪ It was not unusual for them to have a snack at the end of the day.
▪ Prayers must be moved at the end of the day's business, an unpopular time.
▪ So when Summerchild steps out up Whitehall at the end of the day he is still hugging their secret madness to himself.
▪ The hours of work were reduced so that the hands were not exhausted at the end of the day.
▪ We regularly baked some at the end of the day and held a little milk and cookie ritual.
▪ You realize that at the end of the day.
bad hair day
▪ I felt miserable and realised the hair of my dreams had turned into the worst bad hair day you could imagine.
▪ Your basic bad hair day at the photo lab.
be counting (down) the minutes/hours/days
be sb's lucky day
▪ "Look at the size of the fish I caught!" "It must be your lucky day!"
▪ Anyway, that day was obviously a lucky day.
▪ But it was Swindon's lucky day.
▪ Friday used to be considered a lucky day for weddings in Gerrnany.
▪ It was not her lucky day.
▪ Read the stars in the magazines and the paper: Today is your lucky day.
be the order of the day
▪ Casual clothes will be the order of the day.
▪ Downsizing was the order of the day, and thousands of jobs were lost.
▪ Here, too, politics was the order of the day.
▪ In terms of the international economy, free trade was the order of the day.
▪ Passive acceptance would be the order of the day.
▪ Realism was the order of the day on all sides.
▪ Repression, Government spies and agents provocateur were the order of the day.
▪ Spontaneity and whim are the order of the day.
before the day/year etc is out
▪ He might supplant Jones before the year is out.
▪ There will be many more surprises before the year is out.
▪ Voice over Meanwhile up to 1,000 more break-ins are expected in Gloucestershire before the year is out.
by day/night
▪ As the war proceeded, however, several started operating by night and with all the lights blacked out.
▪ At my home in Tucson, summer days that reach I1O0F may be followed by nights that drop to 700F.
▪ He slept more than any other president, whether by day or by night.
▪ Look at the teamster on the highway, wending to market by day or night; does any divinity stir within him?
▪ On the Earth there is regularly more evaporation - effusions of water vapour from the surface - by day than by night.
▪ The legend concerns three builders of a castle who found that the work they did by day was undone by night.
▪ Very often bream have remarkably fixed movements and follow the same watery paths day by day.
bygone age/era/days etc
▪ Bundles of papers and piles of books guarded secrets from a bygone age.
▪ He had impeccable manners that somehow always reminded you of an older, bygone age.
▪ In bygone days the Arms Park had an almost mystical quality for them.
▪ In bygone days, both railroad and stagecoach deposited visitors in nearby Point Reyes Station.
▪ Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest now come across as symbols of a bygone era.
▪ One of the first examples of a curvilinear glasshouse, it stands as a reminder of bygone eras in Belfast's history.
▪ Since the reprise of coach John Robinson, who brought national championships in a different, bygone era.
▪ They appear now to be products of a bygone age.
call it a day
▪ Come on, guys, let's call it a day.
▪ Look, we're all tired - let's call it a day.
▪ We realized we weren't going to get the job finished, so we decided to call it a day.
▪ But yesterday he announced he was calling it a day.
▪ By 1 p.m. we had another forty-five sheep on deck and decided to call it a day.
▪ He decided to call it a day after doctors told him he had lost the other testicle.
▪ It's time I called it a day.
▪ It would do this twice more and then call it a day.
▪ Mishak and Malaika call it a day.
▪ So he agreed to call it a day.
▪ Time to call it a day, ladies.
come July/next year/the next day etc
day after day/year after year etc
days turned into weeks/months turned into years etc
end your days
every dog has its/his day
filthy weather/night/day
▪ It looked like being a filthy night.
for days/weeks etc on end
▪ Big dumps frequently bury lift-control shacks and loading ramps for days on end.
▪ Chained in an upright stance for weeks on end, iron collars about their necks, with no hope of reprieve.
▪ He would go off into the mountains for days on end.
▪ How you hate being shipped off to Long Island for weeks on end during the summer.
▪ Lately she stays in her house for days on end, goes out only to get food.
▪ Sometimes he would not leave his room for days on end.
▪ They'd be talking for days on end.
▪ Untouched, and for days on end, ignored, he was not a child and not a man.
for years/weeks/days etc to come
▪ Alice knew then that my father would haunt her for years to come.
▪ Even a couple of weeks down under will have you waltzing with Matilda for years to come.
▪ He spoke about that afternoon for days to come.
▪ It's the players who will suffer because of this, not just this week but for years to come.
▪ Mr Clark says his department will be collecting poll tax arrears for years to come.
▪ Prices then gave way to concern driving activity will be reduced for days to come.
▪ The responsibility was going to haunt him for years to come.
▪ We will be struggling with these issues for years to come.
from day to day/from minute to minute etc
from that/this day/time/moment etc forward
▪ It was resolved that from this day forward they shall be called by the name of the Veterinary College, London.
give me sth (any day/time)
▪ I don't like those fancy French desserts. Give me a bowl of chocolate ice cream any day.
▪ And so this rural scene to which we had escaped gave me a frame of reference to understand my parents.
▪ Half an hour later, I was in a forest eating the bread they had given me.
▪ I gave her your number and told her to give me five minutes to warn you first.
▪ Just give me the one with 80 percent meat, 20 percent filler.
▪ Minna pulled away and gave me a look that was part triumph and part astonishment.
▪ Thelma, haggard and overly lipsticked, gave me a refill.
▪ They'd be sorry for me, they'd give me whisky and aspirins and send me to a psychiatrist.
▪ This gave me more information about the teams than any of the other committee members had.
give sb time/a few weeks/all day etc
glory days
▪ I fondly remember our glory days on the high school football team.
▪ But, despite their huge resources and the backing of Fiat, their glory days are in the past.
▪ But, oh, those glory days between ages 2 and 6.
▪ He plunged himself back into work, and 1998 was his finest period since the glory days of the late 70s.
▪ In their glory days the Raiders were a lot of things.
▪ Strange then that all I can think about is those sunny, glory days.
▪ The 1930s were the glory days.
▪ Those glory, glory days of Collectivism United are over.
halcyon days
▪ But the halcyon days were short-lived.
▪ For a time the halcyon days of 1825 returned.
▪ He wrote and thanked the Lord Treasurer for restoring his halcyon days, showing his love for Halling.
▪ Hot, halcyon days of sunshine and vapour trails, butterflies and crammed picnic baskets.
▪ It was from those halcyon days that the following story dates.
▪ The post-merger period amounted to halcyon days for Hook Harris.
▪ Who, in its halcyon days, imagined Carthage a ballroom for the wind?
▪ You're in a dreary barn of a place, its halcyon days long gone.
have a field day
▪ Politicians and the media have had a field day with the incident.
▪ Any bacteria that may be in the food will have a field day and grow.
▪ In such situations, information biases have a field day....
▪ The court was agog and the journalists continued to scribble away, knowing they were about to have a field day.
▪ The slippery, deceptive Mr Clinton will have a field day.
▪ The tabloid newspapers would have a field day.
▪ They'd have a field day.
▪ Well, the crackpots will have a field day with these revelations, Holmes!
have a nice day!
have seen better days
▪ Ms. Davis's car had certainly seen better days.
▪ Virginia's car had definitely seen better days.
▪ We are working at Nanking University, in rather cramped and primitive conditions, for the buildings have seen better days.
heavy schedule/timetable/day etc
▪ But Joe was concerned about the heavy schedule he had to keep in order to maintain that income.
▪ I understand the importance of the statement, but we have a heavy day ahead of us.
▪ Quite apart from the vines, I have a heavy day ahead of me - a lot of serious talking to do.
▪ The distant baying of a hound tugged at the heavy day.
▪ We have a very heavy day ahead of us.
high days and holidays
▪ They were people who really let themselves go on high days and holidays, not likely to fuss about anything left over.
in (the) olden days
▪ In the olden days, players didn't wear numbers on their jerseys.
▪ Mainframes were bought by Data Processing Managers in the olden days.
▪ Often in olden days would I be lifted up, and up, and up, for the sake of my plays.
▪ We never used to have wind and rain during autumn in the olden days.
▪ What we used to do - you know in the olden days, the ladies used to use stays.
in 10 days'/five years'/a few minutes' etc time
in all your born days
▪ Have you ever in all your born days seen the like?
▪ I never saw so many snarls in all my born days.
in the cold light of day
▪ I knew that, in the cold light of day, he held all the aces.
▪ Night-time madness isn't appealing, seen in the cold light of day.
in years/days to come
▪ Be in no doubt that in years to come, this will become the greatest budget driver's car of them all.
▪ He is promised a great name in days to come.
▪ I think that in years to come they are bound to be looked back on as an aberration.
▪ Just think in years to come lots of people could be hunting.
▪ The combination could make him an even more formidable figure in years to come.
▪ The housing needs of the elderly, in particular, must be a prominent policy issue in years to come.
▪ There would be plenty of time for them in years to come, she thought wearily.
▪ To taxonomy, though, their essence lies in years to come.
it's (a little/bit) late in the day (to do sth)
live to see/fight another day
▪ A conciliatory gesture, some argued, would appease the cardinal and Holy Trinity would live to fight another day.
▪ By his diplomacy, it was true, Gordon had lived to fight another day.
▪ Having lived to fight another day, Mayer did - with Sam Goldwyn.
▪ Or will they live to fight another day?
▪ Pol pot lives to fight another day despite butchering millions of his people.
▪ The choice for us was whether to take a strike unprepared or to live to fight another day.
make a day/night/evening of it
▪ Why don't you make a day of it and have lunch with us?
▪ I had known Sophie for about three months by then, and she insisted on making an evening of it.
▪ Imagine how lovely it would be - you could take the whole family and make a day of it.
▪ They make a day of it, tailgating before the game and, weather permitting, after it, too.
many's the time/day etc (that/when)
name the day/date
never let a day/week/year etc go by without doing sth
new life/day/era
▪ A new life began for the and for many.
▪ After an experience like that, each new day you are granted has a special meaning.
▪ Her new life in London had become tainted with the deaths of adoring males.
▪ Of course it did herald a new era ... in the second division.
▪ The new era of riots overlapped the nonviolent phase of the black liberation struggle.
▪ The nation was at a critical turning point, self-consciously entering a new era.
▪ This is our new life, beginning today.
night and day/day and night
night or day/day or night
off day/week etc
▪ And besides, pretty women have such off days, don't they?
▪ If the defense has an off day, the offense usually steps up.
▪ Obviously the market is having an off day, and this is a marvellous opportunity for you to double your stake.
▪ On off days he could sound tired, and sometimes excitement carried him away to an excess of length.
▪ Perhaps Beau was having an off day?
▪ They must now get a result against free scoring Glenavon next Saturday and rely on Bangor having an off day at Comrades.
one day/morning/year etc
▪ Everything, all in one year.
▪ I've always said you'd hurt yourself one day.
▪ In the tiny northern town of Sugar Hill, the police chief picks one day a month and issues tickets.
▪ Mr Emery reopened his store one day after his arrest, and said he will sell marijuana seeds by mail order.
▪ She remembered going with her father one day, and being dreadfully bored.
▪ That includes one day, May 26, when the collar was invoked twice -- both on declines.
▪ They may be more concerned about pain, or being sent home from the hospital after one day.
▪ We prospectively followed up 50 patients with healed ulcers for one year.
pass the time of day (with sb)
pass the time of day (with sb)
passing days/weeks/years etc
▪ As a young woman, she was pretty, slender, and graceful and she remained so with the passing years.
▪ Dent is a throwback to medieval times bypassed by modern progress, an anachronism that has survived the passing years.
▪ Over the passing years, time had been cruel to nearly everybody else.
▪ Over the passing years, time had been kind to Caduta Massi.
▪ The passing years took their toll, of course, and he did go into a decline when Grandmother died.
▪ Through the passing days, the biting cruelty of it all slowly healed, leaving only the scar tissue.
per hour/day/week etc
▪ A group of mums working on a one day per week rota can look after the arrangements for this.
▪ Action potentials zip down axons at about 225 miles per hour.
▪ At room temperature, atoms normally fly around at speeds of hundreds or thousands of miles per hour.
▪ Make a conscious effort to drink less tea and coffee - about one or two cups per day.
▪ Pony treks from the East Farm are priced at £8 per hour, 7 days a week.
▪ Prices vary enormously for group holidays but a typical price would be somewhere in the region of £25 per person per day.
▪ Singe bikes cost $ 3. 50 per hour, tandems $ 5 per hour.
▪ These couples averaged 2.44 copulations per week.
save sth for a rainy day
▪ Put it in a box in your guitar case and save it for a rainy day.
save the day
▪ Will saved the day by lending me his suit for the interview.
▪ And not even Glen Hoddle's magic touch could save the day.
▪ He brings her in, he saves the day.
▪ It's only five minutes long but it saves the day.
▪ It was not then too late to save the day....
▪ The Grand Duke walked impressively in to save the day.
▪ The servant: Clumsy, but he saved the day.
▪ Then Linighan saved the day for Town with a crucial tackle on Banger.
▪ What saves the day, then, is also what ruins the day: difference.
sb's/sth's days are numbered
▪ But if the church has its way, the garden's days are numbered.
▪ He knows his days are numbered.
▪ If Gordon Gekko is still around, his days are numbered.
▪ My image flickers and your days are numbered.
▪ Whatever the protests, it seems that Hospital's days are numbered.
see the light (of day)
▪ But at least none of them saw the light of print - until today's souvenir edition.
▪ From two blocks away you can see the light radiating up into the sky.
▪ Get to the back of the drawers and cupboards - areas which don't often see the light of day.
▪ He say if you afraid of the truth to get back in the shadows cause you never will see the light.
▪ I can see the light under Marie's door, but there's no noise or nothing.
▪ I never sold a garment or got an order from this source, I wonder if they saw the light of day.
▪ I saw the light widening in the window, but I could not make myself get up.
▪ On a clear night, you could see the lights of Saigon.
see the light of day
▪ Business contracts go through armies of lawyers before they see the light of day.
▪ Most observers predict the bill won't see the light of day until at least January.
▪ And eventually, Guinness as we know it, rich subtle and dark, is ready to see the light of day.
▪ Get to the back of the drawers and cupboards - areas which don't often see the light of day.
▪ I am not too worried about the new council tax because I doubt whether it will see the light of day.
▪ I never sold a garment or got an order from this source, I wonder if they saw the light of day.
▪ Many of Brindley's ideas were regarded as the hair-brained schemes of a madman which would never see the light of day.
▪ Sadly, for it was a lively, largely autobiographical piece, it would never see the light of day.
▪ The implication must be that a lot of bids are being planned but never see the light of day.
▪ There's so much good stuff that has never seen the light of day.
ten days hence/five months hence etc
the break of day
▪ Old blackout curtains staunch the break of day.
the day of judgement
the day/week etc after next
▪ From them I learned that the coronation was to be on the day after next, and not in three weeks.
▪ I think it might be the week after next.
▪ The case will be heard in London's High Court the week after next.
▪ We shall meet the day after next.
▪ We won't be able to cut the grass the week after next, as I'd hoped.
the day/week/month etc before
▪ And he also had long discussions with the actors when they rehearsed the dialogue during the week before shooting began.
▪ Barbara Walters found time the week before her swirl of Inaugural engagements as the date of Sen.
▪ Even the day before the King died!
▪ If she laid at dawn, like most birds, she would have to have prepared the day before.
▪ That is equivalent to the day before Thanksgiving, Black Wednesday, in industry parlance.
▪ The final winner will be announced the week before Super Bowl.
▪ The move came the day before high school players are allowed to sign letters-of-intent with college programs.
▪ The observers of gonorrhoea in the days before effective treatment was available vividly described the symptoms of acute gonococcal urethritis.
the day/week/year etc before last
▪ I didn't know myself where the house was until the week before last.
▪ In the week before last, claims rose by 22, 000.
▪ The Sunday newspaper articles had come out the week before last, and were still bringing in letters.
the evil hour/day etc
▪ Putting off the evil hour, she suspected.
the good old days
▪ Going to a movie only cost a five cents in the good old days.
▪ A full-tilt throwback to the good old days of Tres Hombres and Fandango.
▪ But those were the good old days.
▪ For the weapons scientists, the good old days are over.
▪ Gone from our ken the iron horse, Those were the good old days ... of course.
▪ In the good old days of rampant dualism, the mind was rarely mentioned in polite society.
▪ In the good old days you had lots of career men.
▪ Switch on your television set these days and you can bask in the warmth of the good old days.
▪ This isn t a wild club night in the good old days of Ibiza.
the good old days/the bad old days
the odd occasion/day/moment/drink etc
▪ However, on the odd occasion that I purchase fish elsewhere, I do quarantine the fish for two weeks.
▪ Not on the odd occasion, but each time they took this fit.
▪ On the odd occasion the jollities would get out of hand and the fists would fly.
▪ This doesn't matter on the odd occasion; it is only a problem if it occurs regularly.
▪ We've been working on the Panch Chule expedition for a year, but it's just the odd day basically.
▪ We just used to banter, have the odd drink together, fool around in the snow.
the old days
▪ And yet nothing is like it was in the old days.
▪ He was in Toksu Palace, where he had enjoyed the evening, reminiscing with attendants about the old days.
▪ In the old days he could've swallowed a six-pack in half an hour and then gone out and walked a tightrope.
▪ It was like the old days, and it was very moving.
▪ They did what in the old days was ascribed to demons.
▪ They would have ordered things differently in the old days.
the other day/morning/week etc
▪ Another feller came the other day to get some, too.
▪ C., your man Stafford called the other day.
▪ He won on his seasonal debut at Chepstow last month and wasn't at all disgraced when third at Ascot the other day.
▪ I caught Cam looking at me the other day.
▪ I had a letter from Benedicta the other day.
▪ I just saw one the other day, buying cheese.
▪ Isn't the sea calmer than the other day?
▪ Yeah, she did that the other day in the car.
the present day
▪ Traditional Indian pottery designs are still used in the present day.
▪ Cheque Thanks to the generosity of the Order the centre is ready to meet those needs in the present day and age.
▪ It is certainly the case that sentencing practice to the present day has manifested an uneasy and uneven relationship between the two.
▪ Music since 1945 A survey of the principal technical and aesthetic trends in music to the present day, including electro-acoustic music.
▪ Oh, what a lesson to the world it is, even at the present day!
▪ The strict settlement method is rarely used at the present day.
▪ They are ill-adapted, obviously, to the present day: but they survive in isolated areas.
▪ This has continued in use to the present day and carries a vast traffic between Oxford and Coventry and Birmingham.
the previous day/chapter/owner etc
▪ Chapter 8 provides a summary of the findings from the previous chapters and draws conclusions.
▪ If the previous chapter of this Report is taken seriously, however, there is a challenge which faces us all.
▪ In the previous chapter we hypothesized that potential entrants assume that the industry price will not be affected by their entry.
▪ Instead of travelling with the security truck carrying the money, Morgan had checked out the area round the bank the previous day.
▪ Perceptions of health status One aspect of health status omitted from the previous chapter on morbidity relates to perceived health status.
▪ The Coroner's inquest had been held in Southwold the previous day and he had attended with Evelyn.
▪ The detailed history in the previous chapters has given an account of Ian Paisley's personal combination of religion and politics.
▪ The temperature then was 41 after the game was postponed the previous day because of freezing rain and snow.
to your dying day
▪ He chose Everton over Arsenal and will regret that decision to his dying day.
▪ He would insist to his dying day that an arctic wolf had savaged him.
▪ Nixon believed to his dying day, and with good reason, that Kennedy had stolen the contest, especially in Illinois.
waking hours/life/day etc
▪ Every second of his waking hours, he was watched.
▪ He inhales desert lore and data all his waking hours.
▪ Indeed we sometimes spend a lot of our waking hours making sure that everything is as secure as we can make it.
▪ Real will is an attribute of consciousness, not of the sleep in which most people pass their waking lives.
▪ She still wanted to look as she did in waking life, but there were improvements she could make.
▪ Some people wrestle with their problems until the very last minutes of their waking hours.
▪ The documentation that he signed said, observe this resident one on one during waking hours.
▪ We were young and our waking hours were given to games.
we're/you're talking £500/three days etc
while away the hours/evening/days etc
▪ Let's while away the hours swapping stories.
win the day
▪ Defiance feels good, but it won't win the day.
▪ On this occasion the strikers won the day and were given a pay increase of 20%.
▪ And so all would have been lost and death would have won the day.
▪ But the idea won the day.
▪ By noon he had obtained Nate's approval and had won the day.
▪ Did defiance win the day for Jack?
▪ In effect, Joyce and National Socialism were to win the day.
▪ The eunuchs have won the day.
▪ The second touchdown, though, is what actually won the day.
▪ Their persuasiveness will win the day.
working day
▪ A massive 3,324, working days were lost because of depressive illnesses between and in Northern Ireland alone.
▪ Additional reports e.g. showing approved entries and responsible lexicographer, will be produced within one working day when required.
▪ As if to signal that the working day was about to begin, the telephone rang.
▪ In many areas the Hearing is held on the first working day after the removal of the child.
▪ Since the scheme was introduced, only motorists with special passes are allowed to use Ipswich Street during the working day.
▪ They proceed not to turn up on Monday, the next working day.
▪ This downward trend was so significant during this period that the average working day fell by around 1 hour.
working hours/day/week
▪ Apparently, too, Rosie enjoyed herself after working hours.
▪ At the end of the working day most of us retreat to families and/or partners and play other parts.
▪ Items must be posted at post office counters in advance of latest recommended posting times for next working day delivery.
▪ Remember, your spouse may not be used to having you home during working hours.
▪ The whole operation was based on 50 journeys or rounds, one for each vehicle on every working day of the week.
▪ These, as we now know, involve everything from environmental considerations to limits on the working hours of employees.
▪ They had only three working days in which to prepare the defence against the new charge.
▪ They took long lunches and went to barbershops, beauty parlors, bathhouses, and tearooms during working hours.
your good deed for the day
▪ "What day is today?" "It's Friday."
▪ Did you have a good day at the office?
▪ I work an eight-hour day.
▪ It rained all day.
▪ It was cold and the days were getting shorter.
▪ Pressler spent four days in Cuba during a Caribbean tour.
▪ Next day the doctor prescribed small yellow pills for vertigo.
▪ One day Mulholland was approached by a man in a carriage who demanded to know his name and what he was doing.
▪ The white men forget us and death comes almost every day for some of my people.
▪ They want to arrange their own lunches, decide for themselves how to spend some days.
▪ Yeah, but you had, like, three shots at this the other day.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sidereal \Si*de"re*al\, a. [L. sidereus, from sidus, sideris, a constellation, a star. Cf. Sideral, Consider, Desire.]

  1. Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal astronomy.

  2. (Astron.) Measuring by the apparent motion of the stars; designated, marked out, or accompanied, by a return to the same position in respect to the stars; as, the sidereal revolution of a planet; a sidereal day.

    Sidereal clock, day, month, year. See under Clock, Day, etc.

    Sideral time, time as reckoned by sideral days, or, taking the sidereal day as the unit, the time elapsed since a transit of the vernal equinox, reckoned in parts of a sidereal day. This is, strictly, apparent sidereal time, mean sidereal time being reckoned from the transit, not of the true, but of the mean, equinoctial point.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English dæg "day," also "lifetime," from Proto-Germanic *dagaz "day" (cognates: Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Dutch dag, Old Frisian dei, Old High German tag, German Tag, Old Norse dagr, Gothic dags), according to Watkins, from from PIE *agh- (2) "a day" considered as a span of time. He adds that the Germanic initial d- is "of obscure origin."\n

\nNot considered to be related to Latin dies (see diurnal), but rather to Sanskrit dah "to burn," Lithuanian dagas "hot season," Old Prussian dagis "summer." Meaning originally, in English, "the daylight hours;" expanded to mean "the 24-hour period" in late Anglo-Saxon times. The day formerly began at sunset, hence Old English Wodnesniht was what we would call "Tuesday night." Names of the weekdays were not regularly capitalized in English until 17c. Day off first recorded 1883; day-tripper first recorded 1897. The days in nowadays, etc. is a relic of the Old English and Middle English use of the adverbial genitive.


n. 1 Any period of 24 hours. 2 A period from midnight to the following midnight. 3 (lb en astronomy) Rotational period of a planet (especially Earth). 4 The part of a day period which one spends at one’s job, school, etc. vb. (context rare English) To spend a day (in a place).

  1. n. time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two days later they left"; "they put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day" [syn: twenty-four hours, solar day, mean solar day]

  2. some point or period in time; "it should arrive any day now"; "after that day she never trusted him again"; "those were the days"; "these days it is not unusual"

  3. the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime" [syn: daytime, daylight] [ant: night]

  4. a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"

  5. the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working); "my day began early this morning"; "it was a busy day on the stock exchange"; "she called it a day and went to bed"

  6. an era of existence or influence; "in the day of the dinosaurs"; "in the days of the Roman Empire"; "in the days of sailing ships"; "he was a successful pianist in his day"

  7. a period of opportunity; "he deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his day"

  8. the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis; "how long is a day on Jupiter?"

  9. the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day [syn: sidereal day]

  10. United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935) [syn: Clarence Day, Clarence Shepard Day Jr.]

Day -- U.S. County in South Dakota
Population (2000): 6267
Housing Units (2000): 3618
Land area (2000): 1028.574329 sq. miles (2663.995168 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 62.634335 sq. miles (162.222176 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1091.208664 sq. miles (2826.217344 sq. km)
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 45.373992 N, 97.572474 W
Day, SD
Day County
Day County, SD
Day (Wiesel novel)

Day, published in 1962, is the third book in a trilogy by Elie Wiesel— Night, Dawn, and Day—describing his experiences and thoughts during and after the Holocaust.

Day is the fictional story of a Holocaust survivor who is struck by a taxicab in New York City. While recovering from his injuries, the character reflects on his relationships and experiences during the Second World War, coming to terms with his survival and the deaths of his family and friends. The book was published in the UK as The Accident.

Day (disambiguation)

A day is a unit of temporal measurement for a literal day or epoch of time. Day, DAY or Days may also refer to:

Day (Kennedy novel)

Day is a novel by A. L. Kennedy. It won the novel category and the overall Costa Book of the Year Award in the 2007 Costa Book Awards. The novel is about a man who was a tailgunner in a Lancaster bomber aircraft during World War II. Later, he is an extra in a film about prisoners of war.

Day (surname)

Day is a surname. Notable people with the surname Day include:

Day (Michelangelo)

Day is a marble sculpture by Michelangelo, datable to 1526–31. It is a pair with Night on the tomb of Giuliano de' Medici in the Medici Chapel in San Lorenzo in Florence.


A day is a unit of time. In common usage, it is either an interval equal to 24 hours or daytime, the consecutive period of time during which the Sun is above the horizon. The period of time during which the Earth completes one rotation with respect to the Sun is called a solar day. Several definitions of this universal human concept are used according to context, need and convenience. In 1960, the second was redefined in terms of the orbital motion of the Earth, and was designated the SI base unit of time. The unit of measurement "day", redefined in 1960 as 86 400 SI seconds and symbolized d, is not an SI unit, but is accepted for use with SI. A civil day is usually 86 400 seconds, plus or minus a possible leap second in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and occasionally plus or minus an hour in those locations that change from or to daylight saving time. The word day may also refer to a day of the week or to a calendar date, as in answer to the question "On which day?" The life patterns of humans and many other species are related to Earth's solar day and the day-night cycle (see circadian rhythms).

In recent decades the average length of a solar day on Earth has been about 86 400.002 seconds (24.000 000 6 hours) and there are about 365.242 2 solar days in one mean tropical year. Because celestial orbits are not perfectly circular, and thus objects travel at different speeds at various positions in their orbit, a solar day is not the same length of time throughout the orbital year. A day, understood as the span of time it takes for the Earth to make one entire rotation with respect to the celestial background or a distant star (assumed to be fixed), is called a stellar day. This period of rotation is about 4 minutes less than 24 hours (23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds) and there are about 366.242 2 stellar days in one mean tropical year (one stellar day more than the number of solar days). Mainly due to tidal effects, the Earth's rotational period is not constant, resulting in further minor variations for both solar days and stellar "days". Other planets and moons have stellar and solar days of different lengths to Earth's.

Day (automobile)

The Day Utility was an automobile manufactured in Detroit, Michigan by the Day Automobile Company from 1911-14. The Day used a four-cylinder, engine and shaft drive. Removal of the rear seat and doors allowed the car to be converted from a five-seater touring car to a light truck in one minute. As a truck, the Day was able to carry up to in a by cargo space. The rear seat could be lifted away by triggering two spring locks. The Day had an advertised price of $950US.














Usage examples of "day".

This was the final consequence and the shattering cost of the aberration which came over the Nazi dictator in his youthful gutter days in Vienna and which he imparted to - or shared with - so many of his German followers.

I may abide here beyond the two days if the adventure befall me not ere then.

Dale of the Tower: there shall we abide a while to gather victual, a day or two, or three maybe: so my Lord will hold a tourney there: that is to say that I myself and some few others shall try thy manhood somewhat.

But now hold up thine heart, and keep close for these two days that we shall yet abide in Tower Dale: and trust me this very evening I shall begin to set tidings going that shall work and grow, and shall one day rejoice thine heart.

CHAPTER 12 Winter Amidst of the Mountains In all this they had enough to be busy with, so that time hung not heavy on their hands, and the shadow of the Quest was nowise burdensome to them, since they wotted that they had to abide the wearing of the days till spring was come with fresh tidings.

Now Ralph, he and his, being known for friends, these wild men could not make enough of them, and as it were, compelled them to abide there three days, feasting them, and making them all the cheer they might.

Moreover, thou sayest it that the champions of the Dry Tree, who would think but little of an earl for a leader, are eager to follow me: and if thou still doubt what this may mean, abide, till in two days or three thou see me before the foeman.

I have heard tell of thee: thou art abiding the turn of the days up at the castle yonder, as others have done before thee.

But his thought stayed not there, but carried him into the days when he was abiding in desire of the love that he won at last, and lost so speedily.

The daylight trees of July are signs of common beauty, common freshness, and a mystery familiar and abiding as night and day.

Hutchinson has little leisure for much praise of the natural beauty of sky and landscape, but now and then in her work there appears an abiding sense of the pleasantness of the rural world--in her day an implicit feeling rather than an explicit.

In fact, the opening was depressingly familiar, full of protestations of loyalty to both King George and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, plus a promise that the authors would willingly fight the French, indeed die for their country, but they could not face another day aboard such a hellish ship.

CHAPTER 26 They Ride the Mountains Toward Goldburg Five days the Fellowship abode at Whiteness, and or ever they departed Clement waged men-at-arms of the lord of the town, besides servants to look to the beasts amongst the mountains, so that what with one, what with another, they entered the gates of the mountains a goodly company of four score and ten.

So they abode there, and made a fire by the waterside, and watched there, turn and turn about, till it was broad day.

So they abode there but two days, and on the third day were led away by a half score of men gaily apparelled after their manner, and having with them many sumpter-beasts with provision for the road.