daily

daily

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English

Alternative forms

  • dayly (archaic)

Pronunciation

  • 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).

Adjective

daily (not comparable)

  1. That occurs every day, or at least every working day
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible, Matthew vi. 11
      Give us this day our daily bread.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Macaulay
      Bunyan has told us [] that in New England his dream was the daily subject of the conversation of thousands.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      Man hath his daily work of body or mind / Appointed, which declares his dignity, / And the regard of Heaven on all his ways.
  2. diurnal, by daylight, as opposed to nightly
Synonyms
  • quotidian
Derived terms
  • daily bread
  • daily double
Translations

Noun

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.
Synonyms
  • (cleaner who comes daily): daily help, daily maid (woman only)
  • (newspaper published every day): daily paper
Translations

Verb

daily

  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.

Adverb

daily (not comparable)

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

See also

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

Anagrams

  • Lydia, lydia, ylaid

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