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day British & World English

Each of the twenty-four-hour periods, reckoned from one midnight to the next, into which a week, month, or year is divided, and corresponding to a rotation of the earth on its axis

day English Thesaurus

the festival lasts five days

Day, Doris British & World English

(B.1924), American actress and singer; born Doris Kappelhoff. She became a film star in the 1950s with roles in light-hearted musicals, comedies, and romances such as Calamity Jane (1953) and Pillow Talk (1959)

Day, Dorothy British & World English

(1897–1980), US journalist and reformer. She founded the Catholic Worker newspaper with social activist Peter Maurin (1877–1949) in 1933

Day, William Rufus British & World English

(1849–1923), US Supreme Court associate justice 1903–22. He was appointed to the Court by President Theodore Roosevelt

b'day British & World English

Short for birthday.

D-Day British & World English

The day (6 June 1944) in the Second World War on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy

V-day British & World English

Victory Day, especially with reference to the Allied victories in World War II

VE day British & World English

The day (8 May) marking the Allied victory in Europe in 1945

VJ day British & World English

The day (15 August) in 1945 on which Japan ceased fighting in the Second World War, or the day (2 September) when Japan formally surrendered

all-day British & World English

Lasting or available throughout the day

big day British & World English

A very important or significant day

any day British & World English

At any time or under any circumstances (used to express a strong opinion or preference)

one day British & World English

At a particular but unspecified time in the past

day boy British & World English

A boy who lives at home but attends a school where other pupils board

Day-Glo British & World English

A fluorescent paint or other colouring

day job British & World English

A person’s regular job and main source of income, typically as contrasted with a more enjoyable occupation or hobby

day off British & World English

A day’s holiday from work or school, on what would normally be a working day

day out British & World English

A trip or excursion for a day

fun day British & World English

A day of organized events providing a variety of amusements and activities

man-day British & World English

A day regarded in terms of the amount of work that can be done by one person within this period

May Day British & World English

1 May, celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival or as an international day honouring workers

Anzac Day British & World English

(In Australia and New Zealand) the day on which the Anzac landing at Gallipoli in 1915 is annually commemorated, 25 April

Arbor Day British & World English

A day dedicated annually to public tree planting in the US, Australia, and other countries

to this day British & World English

At the present time as in the past; still

day care British & World English

Daytime care for people who cannot be fully independent, such as children or elderly people

day girl British & World English

A girl who lives at home but attends a school where other pupils board

day lily British & World English

A Eurasian lily which bears large yellow, red, or orange flowers, each flower lasting only one day

day-long British & World English

Lasting a whole day

day room British & World English

A room, especially a communal room in an institution, used during the day

day shift British & World English

A period of time worked during the daylight hours in a hospital, factory, etc.

day trip British & World English

A journey or excursion completed in one day

Derby Day British & World English

The day on which the Derby is run

duvet day British & World English

An unscheduled extra day’s leave from work, taken to alleviate stress or pressure and sanctioned by one’s employer

Ember day British & World English

Any of a number of days reserved for fasting and prayer in the Western Christian Church. Ember days traditionally comprise the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following St Lucy’s Day (13 December), the first Sunday in Lent, Pentecost (Whitsun), and Holy Cross Day (14 September), though other days are observed locally

fast day British & World English

A day when one abstains from all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance

feast day British & World English

A day on which a celebration, especially an annual Christian one, is held

field day British & World English

An opportunity for action or success, especially at the expense of others

flag day British & World English

A day on which money is collected for a charity in the street and donors are given small paper badges to show they have contributed

good day British & World English

Expressing good wishes on meeting or parting during the day

high day British & World English

The day of a religious festival

holy day British & World English

A day on which a religious observance is held

hump day British & World English

Wednesday, regarded as the the midpoint of a typical working week

Lady Day British & World English

25 March (the feast of the Annunciation), a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

leap day British & World English

The intercalary day in a leap year; 29 February

long-day British & World English

(Of a plant) needing a long period of light each day to initiate flowering, which therefore happens naturally as the days lengthen in the spring


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