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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
daylight saving time
scare the life/living daylights/hell etc out of sb (=scare someone very much)
▪ The alarm scared the hell out of me.
▪ Good natural daylight and attractive views are less important but should certainly be taken into consideration.
▪ If possible, natural daylight should be given.
▪ There are three main sources of light, the first of which is the sun which provides natural daylight.
▪ Plants need to photosynthesise in order to grow. Natural daylight is not enough to allow for this process.
▪ Work in natural daylight if possible or under a soft lamp or candlelight.
▪ You start off learning about it by studying natural light, daylight.
▪ Moreover, he only works on one picture at a time and only by natural daylight.
▪ If it is injured or sick it may sit quietly in an unusually visible position during daylight hours.
▪ In the summer I do more daylight hours on the medical end.
▪ And during daylight hours Jean-Claude told me he used to sit concealed in the hollow in front of the cave.
▪ Also the relative positions of the sun and moon through the daylight hours should be similarly mapped.
▪ Nor will the spider give away the presence of her home during daylight hours.
▪ For the entire month, families abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours in an act of sacrifice and purification.
▪ He can do his gallivanting in the daylight hours with or without milk bottles.
▪ Montana will have no speed limit during daylight hours.
▪ But a very well worked try by New Zealand winger Ritchie Stevens just before the interval put daylight between the teams.
▪ You can walk for hours and never see daylight, under the Paris Opera House.
▪ At the height of the Maine summer; when dawn came early, the town did not see the daylight.
▪ She was very ill for a while, and since then has not seen daylight.
▪ But none of those projects saw daylight.
▪ I could see daylight through a keyhole.
▪ For eight days on end, beat officers, half the rank-and-file establishment, saw little daylight.
▪ We are driving through parts of Brixton that look like they've never seen daylight.
▪ She pounded after him desperately; she could still see him, though daylight had all but died.
in broad daylight
▪ A woman was attacked in broad daylight, right in front of our office.
▪ He gunned down a man in broad daylight and got away.
▪ The attack happened in broad daylight, in one of the busiest parts of town.
▪ I'd like to look at the house again in daylight.
▪ Poinsettia plants need a lot of daylight to keep healthy.
▪ The park is open during daylight hours.
▪ The robberies usually occur during daylight hours.
▪ By daylight the fire was almost under control.
▪ He enjoyed the dance, and, returning with his Confederate escort, was safely landed in his own lines before daylight.
▪ Noreen quickly took her from Jock and with her brothers beside her ran through the porch of the church into the daylight.
▪ She was blind as an owl in daylight without glasses: therefore nothing to look at.
▪ Taking a deep breath, the youth stepped lightly into daylight.
▪ The daylight faded and she was alone on the sea.
▪ When daylight came she got up and dressed.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Windowpane \Win"dow*pane`\, n.

  1. (Arch.) See Pane, n., (3) b . [In this sense, written also window pane.]

  2. (Zo["o]l.) A thin, spotted American turbot ( Pleuronectes maculatus) remarkable for its translucency. It is not valued as a food fish. Called also spotted turbot, daylight, spotted sand flounder, and water flounder.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300 (as two words from mid-12c., daies liht), from day + light (n.); its figurative sense of "clearly visible open space between two things" (1820) has been used in references to boats in a race, U.S. football running backs avoiding opposing tackles, a rider and a saddle, and the rim of a glass and the surface of the liquor. The (living) daylights that you beat out of someone were originally slang for "the eyes" (1752), extended figuratively to the vital senses.\n\n\n


n. 1 The light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source. 2 A light source that simulates daylight. 3 (context countable photometry English) 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. 4 The period of time between sunrise and sunset. 5 daybreak. 6 exposure to public scrutiny. 7 A clear, open space. 8 (context countable machinery English) The space between platens on a press or similar machinery. 9 (context idiomatic English) Emotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement. vb. 1 To expose to daylight 2 (context architecture English) To provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows. 3 To allow light in, as by drawing drapes. 4 (context landscaping civil engineering English) To run a drainage pipe to an opening from which its contents can drain away naturally. 5 (context intransitive English) To gain exposure to the open.

  1. n. 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: day, daytime] [ant: night]

  2. light during the daytime

Daylight (disambiguation)

Daylight is the combination of all direct and indirect sunlight outdoors during the daytime, which includes:

  • Sunlight, the total spectrum of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun
  • Diffuse sky radiation, solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface after having been scattered by molecules or suspensoids in the atmosphere

Daylight may also refer to:

Daylight (EP)

Daylight is an EP by American hip hop artist Aesop Rock. It was released via Definitive Jux on February 5, 2002. It is also the title of a single from his 2001 album, Labor Days. The song is included on the EP, along with a reworking entitled "Night Light."

In 2015, it was ranked at number 68 on Facts "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list.

Daylight (1996 film)

Daylight is a 1996 American-British disaster thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Sylvester Stallone, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Stan Shaw, Karen Young and Danielle Harris. This film was Released by Universal Pictures and Davis Entertainment on December 6, 1996 In United States, and on December 26 in United Kingdom.


Daylight, or the light of day, is the combination of all direct and indirect sunlight during the daytime. This includes direct sunlight, diffuse sky radiation, and (often) both of these reflected from the Earth and terrestrial objects. Sunlight scattered or reflected from objects in outer space (that is, beyond the Earth's atmosphere) is not generally considered daylight. Thus, moonlight is never considered daylight, despite being "indirect sunlight". Daytime is the period of time each day when daylight occurs. Daylight happens because the Earth rotates and either side the sun shines on is considered daylight.

Daylight (Duncan Sheik album)

Daylight is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik. It was released on Atlantic Records in 2002.

Daylight (Bobby Womack song)

"Daylight" is a R&B song recorded by American recording artist Bobby Womack for his 1975 album Safety Zone: written by Womack with lyricist Harold Payne, "Daylight" was issued as a single to reach #5 on Billboards Hot Soul Singles chart in the spring of 1976.

Daylight (Needtobreathe album)

Daylight is the debut album from American rock band Needtobreathe. It was released in 2006 on Atlantic Records, Sparrow Records, and Lava Records.

Daylight (Matt and Kim song)

"Daylight" is a song by American indie pop duo Matt and Kim. It was the first single from their second studio album Grand. The duo performed this song on August 26, 2009 on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show. The song appears in the video game NBA Live 10 and is the only non- hip hop song on the soundtrack. The "Troublemaker" Remix of the song, featuring De La Soul, is included on the soccer video game FIFA 10. The song also appears in The Sims 3: World Adventures, translated into Simlish.

Daylight (Jimmy Ibbotson album)

Daylight is the 2005 album by Jimmy Ibbotson.

Daylight (Pigpen album)

Daylight is an album by American keyboardist and composer Wayne Horvitz' band Pigpen recorded in 1997 and released on the independent Tim/Kerr label.

Daylight (Maroon 5 song)

"Daylight" is a song performed by American pop rock band Maroon 5. The song was released as the third single from their fourth studio album, Overexposed (2012). Lead singer Adam Levine co-wrote and co-produced it with Max Martin and Mason "MdL" Levy, with additional writing from Sam Martin. The song is a soft rock ballad about realizing that one has to move on from an old relationship, but not fully wanting to leave just yet.

The song received a mixed reception from music critics. Some criticized Levine's vocals and called it a filler among the dance-oriented tracks on the album, while others felt a Coldplay inspiration in the end of the chorus. The song has charted in many countries, reaching the top-twenty in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United States.

Daylight (video game)

Daylight is a survival horror video game developed by Zombie Studios and published by Atlus for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4. It was the first game to be powered by Unreal Engine 4.

Daylight (2013 film)

Daylight is a 2013 Dutch drama film based on the novel by .

Usage examples of "daylight".

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

In addition, a fledgling has to contend with the devastating effect of daylight, the ability to see, hear and smell things way beyond mortal capabilities, and an extraordinary mental acuity to mold mortal minds.

Waned the day and I hied me afield, and thereafter I sat with the mighty when daylight was done, But with great men beside me, midst high-hearted laughter, I deemed me of all men the gainfullest one.

In the daylight his skin had the yellow tinge of one who had suffered much from ague, and the same colour showed in the whites of his eyes.

Driving along in daylight, however, Alec could see all too clearly how Seregil was suffering.

The almanac says that a sixth of the employed population of industrial countries works other than standard daylight hours.

Yet a little further, and it grew lighter still, and he heard the throstles singing a little way off, and knew that they were on the edge of the pine-wood, and still her swift feet sped on till they came to a little grassy wood-lawn, with nought anear it on the side away from the wood save maples and thorn-bushes: it was broad daylight there, though the sun had not yet arisen.

It was a curious proof of the mischievousness as well as of the extent of the influence which Madame Adelaide and her sister were able to exert over the indolence and apathy of their father, that when Marie Antoinette had for more than two years been married and living within twelve miles of Paris, she had never yet seen it by daylight, although the universal and natural expectation of the citizens had been that the royal pair would pay the city a state visit immediately after their marriage.

Why, the Archdeacon here was assaulted only a few weeks ago in broad daylight.

At a nod from the baron, Arga went to the window and dragged apart the thick curtains, letting in beams of dusty daylight.

The Baudelaire orphans looked around them, and huddled together as if they were still in a dark hallway instead of outdoors in broad daylight, standing amid the ashy ruins of their destroyed home.

Bezu walked with him part way down the street, and then, looking up at the sky, eyes asquint in the quickly fading daylight, wished him a good journey and hurried back to his hovel.

I spent the majority of my daylight hours lying on the beach, reading used paperbacks, and most of my nights trying to beat Skip at Crash Bandicoot on his Sony Playstation.

When the Baptist had finally exited with the fading daylight, this individual had paced him along the west side of the river until the holy man had been lost to sight in the east.

It was an elusive vision--a moment of bewildering darkness, and then, in a flash like daylight, the red masses of the Orphanage near the crest of the hill, the green tops of the pine trees, and this problematical object came out clear and sharp and bright.