What is day?

  • (noun): The time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside.
    Example: "The dawn turned night into day"
    Synonyms: daytime, daylight
    See also — Additional definitions below

Day

A day is a unit of time. In common usage, it is an interval equal to 24 hours. It also can mean the consecutive period of time during which the Sun is above the horizon of a location, also known as daytime. The period of time measured from local noon to the following local noon is called a solar day.

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... Yom Yerushalayim (יום ירושלים) — 28 Iyar Jerusalem Day marks the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem and The Temple Mount under Jewish rule during ...
February 24
... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar ... There are 310 days remaining until the end of the year (311 in leap years) ... By Roman custom, February 24 is the day added to a leap year in the Julian calendar ...
All Souls' Day
... In Western Christianity, All Souls' Day, also known as the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed, is observed principally in the Catholic Church, although some churches of Anglican ... Orthodox Church observes several All Souls' Days during the year ... necessarily on the same date, is known as Day of the Dead ...
24 Hours Vs Daytime
... To distinguish between a full day and daytime, the word nychthemeron (from Greek for a night and a day) may be used in English for the former, or more colloquially the term 24 hours ... Other languages also have a separate word for a full day, such as vuorokausi in Finnish, ööpäev in Estonian, dygn in Swedish, døgn in Danish, døgn in Norwegian, sólarhringur in Icelandic, etmaal in Dutch, doba in ... In Italian, giorno is used to indicate a full day, while dì means daytime ...
November 7 - Holidays and Observances
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More definitions of "day":

  • (noun): The time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day.
    Synonyms: sidereal day
  • (noun): A day assigned to a particular purpose or observance.
    Example: "Mother's Day"
  • (noun): Time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis.
    Example: "They put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day"
    Synonyms: twenty-four hours, solar day, mean solar day
  • (noun): The recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working).
    Example: "My day began early this morning"; "it was a busy day on the stock exchange"; "she called it a day and went to bed"
  • (noun): Some point or period in time.
    Example: "It should arrive any day now"; "after that day she never trusted him again"; "those were the days"; "these days it is not unusual"
  • (noun): The period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis.
    Example: "How long is a day on Jupiter?"
  • (noun): A period of opportunity.
    Example: "He deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his day"
  • (noun): An era of existence or influence.
    Example: "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"

Famous quotes containing the word day:

    I watch the white stars darken;
    the day comes and the
    white stars dim
    and lessen
    and the lights fade in the city.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    Let us not underrate the value of a fact; it will one day flower in a truth. It is astonishing how few facts of importance are added in a century to the natural history of any animal. The natural history of man himself is still being gradually written.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We went on, feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the soldier, binding up his wounds, harboring the stranger, visiting the sick, ministering to the prisoner, and burying the dead, until that blessed day at Appomattox Court House relieved the strain.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)