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daily Syllabification: dai·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈdālē/

Definition of daily in English:


1Done, produced, or occurring every day or every weekday: a daily newspaper daily flights to Prague
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  • No other media has the kind of reach that the daily newspaper has - every day.
  • During Lent, the daily weekday Mass will be at 8am in the parish church.
  • For the next year it ran as a daily programme on weekday mornings.
1.1Relating to the period of a single day: boats can be rented for a daily rate
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  • Autorickshaw drivers demand a substantial part of one's daily earnings for a single long trip.
  • Counsel agree that the calculation of the lost fees using the average daily fees for that period is as follows.
  • A new method of calculating costs should be devised, with barristers paid on a monthly or yearly basis, or for work done, rather than a daily rate.


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Every day: the museum is open daily
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  • They practice religiously during the summer - up to two hours daily - and meet twice a week in the winter.
  • It will be the duty of the depositors to verify daily whether the bank is opened daily or not.
  • The new route, which includes a brief stopover in Hong Kong, will leave twice daily every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
every day, once a day, day after day, diurnally

noun (plural dailies)

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1A newspaper published every day except Sunday.
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  • Indian Express Newspapers publishes dailies with a combined readership of more than 5 million, including the highly influential Indian Express and Financial Express.
  • The 60 Minutes exchange is very familiar to readers of Arab newspapers, college dailies, and liberal journals of opinion.
  • Although Aiko's birth made banner headlines in the country's dailies and magazines, journalists have, by and large, followed a strict code of self-discipline.
2 (dailies) The first prints from cinematographic takes, made rapidly for movie producers or editors; the rushes.
Example sentences
  • Looking through dailies, Capra spied a blond, squeaky voiced lady who caught his eye.
  • I said, let's just take the dailies to a movie theater and see if we can see anything or not.
  • He directly influenced the flow of specific scenes in the dailies, but he was not present for the final cutting.
3 (also daily help) British dated A woman who is employed to clean someone’s house each day.
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  • The Blethering Classes pretended their daily help or the woman in the corner shop was worried.
  • I hired a daily help - a pleasant middle-aged woman who agreed to keep the cottage clean and cook for me.
  • Most ‘dailies’ I have known have been disastrous.


Late Middle English: from day + -ly1, -ly2.


daily life

The activities and experiences that constitute a person’s normal existence.
Example sentences
  • The way you experience your daily life will hinder your ability to cope.
  • It is true that people take their cues from what they see and experience in daily life.
  • This summary of body image accords with the common experiences of daily life.

Words that rhyme with daily

bailey, bailie, capercaillie, Cayley, ceilidh, Daley, Daly, Disraeli, Eilidh, feyly, gaily, Haley, Hayley, Israeli, Rayleigh, scaly, shaly, ukulele

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