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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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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 ...
November 7 - Holidays and Observances
... Christian Feast Day Engelbert II of Berg Herculanus of Perugia Prosdocimus Vicente Liem de la Paz Willibrord November 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Commemoration Day, the ... (Tunisia) National Day, after Treaty of Pyrenees ... (Northern Catalonia) National Revolution and Solidarity Day (Bangladesh) October Revolution Day (the Soviet Union (former, official), modern Russia (unofficial), Belarus, Kyrgyzstan) ...
Jewish Holidays - Israeli/Jewish National Holidays and Days of Remembrance - Yom Yerushalayim — Jerusalem Day
... Yom Yerushalayim (יום ירושלים) — 28 Iyar Jerusalem Day marks the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem and The Temple Mount under Jewish rule during the Six-Day War almost 1900 years after ...
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 Communion and the Old Catholic ... The Eastern 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 ... 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 Italian, giorno is used to indicate a full day, while dì means daytime ...

More definitions of "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): A period of opportunity.
    Example: "He deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his day"
  • (noun): A day assigned to a particular purpose or observance.
    Example: "Mother's Day"
  • (noun): The time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside.
    Example: "The dawn turned night into day"
    Synonyms: daytime, daylight
  • (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"
  • (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): 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): 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 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

Famous quotes containing the word day:

    Coming together again after a long day apart can be an experience where joy, relief, anger, and fatigue are all present in different degrees both for the parent and for the child. Because of their importance in marking the resumption of direct contact, reunions deserve as much attention and care as separations to enhance the relationship between parent and child.
    Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)

    When the Day of Judgement dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards—their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble—the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when he sees us coming with our books under our arms, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading.”
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    On the day of breasts and small hips
    the window pocked with bad rain,
    rain coming on like a minister,
    we coupled, so sane and insane.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)