What is 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
    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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Some articles on day:

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 ...
Jewish Holidays - Israeli/Jewish National Holidays and Days of Remembrance - Yom Yerushalayim — Jerusalem Day
... 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 ...
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 ... The Eastern Orthodox Church observes several All Souls' Days during the year ... In some other languages the celebration, not 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, sólarhri ... In Italian, giorno is used to indicate a full day, while dì means daytime ...
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 ... (Tunisia) National Day, after Treaty of Pyrenees ... Catalonia) National Revolution and Solidarity Day (Bangladesh) October Revolution Day (the Soviet Union (former, official), modern Russia (unofficial), Belarus, Kyrgyzstan) ...

More definitions of "day":

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

Famous quotes containing the word day:

    Men will tell you sometimes that “money’s hard.” That shows it was not made to eat, I say.... Some of those who sank with the steamer the other day found out that money was heavy too.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
    Bible: Hebrew Exodus, 20:8-11.

    The fourth commandment.

    Punctilious abyss, the yawn of space
    Come once a day to suffocate the sight.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)