What is 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"
    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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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 ... Church observes several All Souls' Days during the year ... some other languages the celebration, not necessarily on the same date, is known as Day of the Dead ...
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 anniversary of ... (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) ...
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 ...
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 ... 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, sólarhringu ... In Italian, giorno is used to indicate a full day, while dì means daytime ...
Jewish Holidays - Israeli/Jewish National Holidays and Days of Remembrance - Yom Yerushalayim — Jerusalem Day
... 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 Second Temple in Jerusalem ...

More definitions of "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): 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): A day assigned to a particular purpose or observance.
    Example: "Mother's Day"
  • (noun): A period of opportunity.
    Example: "He deserves his day in court"; "every dog has his 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 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"

Famous quotes containing the word day:

    All the great words, it seemed to Connie, were cancelled for her generation: love, joy, happiness, home, mother, father, husband, all these great, dynamic words were half dead now, and dying from day to day.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    We postpone our literary work until we have more ripeness and skill to write, and we one day discover that our literary talent was a youthful effervescence which we have now lost.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    For certain minutes at the least
    That crafty demon and that loud beast
    That plague me day and night
    Ran out of my sight;
    Though I had long perned in the gyre,
    Between my hatred and desire....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)