What is day?

  • (noun): A period of opportunity.
    Example: "He deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his 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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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 ... The Western celebration of All Souls' Day is on 2 November and follows All Saints' Day ...
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 ... 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 ... 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) 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 ...

More definitions of "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): 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): 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): A day assigned to a particular purpose or observance.
    Example: "Mother's 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

Famous quotes containing the word day:

    Until the day when, your endurance gone, in this world for you without arms, you catch up in yours the first mangy cur you meet, carry it for the time needed for it to love it and you it, then throw it away.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal—that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We fetch fire and water, run about all day among the shops and markets, and get our clothes and shoes made and mended, and are the victims of these details, and once in a fortnight we arrive perhaps at a rational moment.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)