n 1: time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two
days later they left"; "they put on two performances
every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day" [syn:
, solar day
, mean solar day
2: some point or period in time; "it should arrive any day
now"; "after that day she never trusted him again"; "those
were the days"; "these days it is not unusual"
3: the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light
outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier
to make the repairs in the daytime" [syn: daytime
4: a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance;
5: the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially
those when you are working); "my day began early this
morning"; "it was a busy day on the stock exchange"; "she
called it a day and went to bed"
6: an era of existence or influence; "in the day of the
dinosaurs"; "in the days of the Roman Empire"; "in the
days of sailing ships"; "he was a successful pianist in
7: a period of opportunity; "he deserves his day in court";
"every dog has his day"
8: the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars)
to make a complete rotation on its axis; "how long is a
day on Jupiter?"
9: the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to
a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean
solar day [syn: sidereal day
10: United States writer best known for his autobiographical
works (1874-1935) [syn: Day
, Clarence Day
Shepard Day Jr.}]