synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of daily in English

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Alternative forms

  • dayly (archaic)


  • enPR: dāli, IPA(key): /ˈdeɪli/
  • Rhymes: -eɪli

Etymology 1

From Middle English dayly, from Old English dæġlīċ, from Proto-Germanic *dagalīkaz (daily), equivalent to day +‎ -ly. Cognate with Scots dayly, daly (daily), German Low German dagelk, dagelik (daily), Dutch dagelijks (daily), German täglich (daily), Danish daglig (daily), Swedish daglig (daily), Icelandic daglegur (daily).


daily (not comparable)

  1. That occurs every day, or at least every working day
    • 1831, Thomas Babington Macaulay, John Bunyan
      Bunyan has told us [] that in New England his dream was the daily subject of the conversation of thousands.
  2. diurnal, by daylight, as opposed to nightly
  • journal (obsolete)
  • quotidian
Derived terms
  • daily bread
  • daily double


daily (plural dailies)

  1. Something that is produced, consumed, used, or done every day.
    1. A newspaper that is published every day.
    2. (Britain) A cleaner who comes in daily.
    3. (Britain, slang) A daily disposable.
    4. (video games) A quest in a massively multiplayer online game that can be repeated every day for cumulative rewards.
    5. (US, automotive, colloquial) A daily driver.
    6. (US, film, television) Raw, unedited footage traditionally developed overnight and viewed by the cast and crew the next day.
  • (cleaner who comes daily): daily help, daily maid (woman only)
  • (newspaper published every day): daily paper



  1. (US, automotive, colloquial) To drive an automobile frequently, on a daily basis, for regular and mundane tasks.

Etymology 2

From Middle English dayly, from Old English *dæġlīċe (found only as dæġhwāmlīċe), equivalent to day +‎ -ly.


daily (not comparable)

  1. quotidianly, every day
  2. diurnally, by daylight

See also

  • annual
  • everyday
  • hebdomadal
  • monthly
  • nightly
  • quotidian
  • weekly
  • yearly


  • Lydia, lydia, ylaid

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