Definition of daylight saving time in English:

daylight saving time

Line breaks: day|light sav¦ing time
(also daylight time)


[mass noun] North American
  • Time as adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight in summer by setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time. Compare with summer time.
    More example sentences
    • Forget to set your clock for daylight saving time?
    • I know we have adjusted for daylight saving time, but we can still work out that Parliament starts at 2 o'clock.
    • This weekend Australians will be changing their clocks to daylight saving time, with the usual ensuing confusion.

More definitions of daylight saving time

Definition of daylight saving time in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space