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 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 ...
... 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 the destruction of the ...
... 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 anniversary of Ben Ali's ... (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 ...
... 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 ... 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, sólar ... In Italian, giorno is used to indicate a full day, while dì means daytime ...
... In Western Christianity, All Souls' Day, also known as the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed, is observed principally in the Catholic Church, although ... Orthodox Church observes several All Souls' Days during the year ... celebration, not necessarily on the same date, is known as Day of the Dead ...
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): 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): 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): 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
- (noun): The time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside.
Example: "The dawn turned night into day"
Synonyms: daytime, daylight
- (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): United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935).
Synonyms: Clarence Day, Clarence Shepard Day Jr.
- (noun): A day assigned to a particular purpose or observance.
Example: "Mother's Day"
Famous quotes containing the word day:
“The democratic youth ... lives along day by day, gratifying the desire that occurs to him, at one time drinking and listening to the flute, at another downing water and reducing, now practising gymnastic, and again idling and neglecting everything; and sometimes spending his time as though he were occupied in philosophy.”
—Plato (c. 427347 B.C.)
“Profound as race prejudice is against the Negro American, it is not practically as far- reaching as the prejudice against women. For stripping away the sentimentality which makes Mothers Day and Best American Mother Contests, the truth is that women suffer all the effects of a minority.”
—Pearl S. Buck (18921973)
“The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)