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Day, Doris /ˈdɒrəs, ˈdɒrɪs $ ˈdɔː-/
day /deɪ/ noun

روز ، یوم ، قانون ـ فقه: یوم ، علوم هوایی: روز
- twenty-four hours, daylight, daytime
- point in time, date, time
- time, age, epoch, era, heyday, period, zenith
Antonyms: night
Contrasted words: dark, nighttime
Related Words: light, sunlight, sunshine

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. Day, Doris /ˈdɒrəs, ˈdɒrɪs $ ˈdɔː-/
(1924–) a US singer and film and television actress who was especially popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. Day, Sir Robin
(1923–2000) a British television and radio presenter who was famous for asking politicians questions in a very direct and determined way. He is also known for wearing a bow tie

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

day S1 W1 /deɪ/ noun
[Word Family: noun: day, midday; adverb: daily; adjective: daily]
[Language: Old English; Origin: dæg]

1. 24 HOURS [countable] a period of 24 hours:
We spent three days in Paris.
‘What day is it today?’ ‘Friday.’
He left two days ago.
I’ll call you in a couple of days.
on a ... day
We’ll have to hold the party on a different day.
(on) that/the following/the previous day (=during a particular day)
What really happened on that day so long ago?
Over 10,000 soldiers died on that one day in January.
The following day, a letter arrived.
I saw Jane the day before yesterday.
We’re leaving for New York the day after tomorrow.
I got an email from Sue the other day (=a few days ago).
Women generally use up about 2,000 calories a day (=each day).

2. NOT NIGHT [uncountable and countable] the period of time between when it gets light in the morning and when it gets dark Antonym : night:
She only leaves her house during the day.
It was a cold blustery day.
Kept in that dark cell, I could no longer tell whether it was day or night.
on a ... day
She first met Steve on a cold but sunny day in March.
by day (=during the day)
Owls usually sleep by day and hunt by night.
The day dawned (=started) bright and clear.

3. WHEN YOU ARE AWAKE [countable usually singular] the time during the day when you are awake and active:
His day begins at six.
Jackie starts the day with a few gentle exercises.
Sometimes I feel I just can’t face another day.
It’s been a long day (=used when you have been awake and busy for a long time).
all day (long) (=during the whole time you are awake)
I’ve been studying all day. I’m beat!
Do not say ‘all the day’. Say all day.

4. TIME AT WORK [countable] the time you spend doing your job during a 24-hour period:
I work a ten-hour day.
Rail workers are campaigning for a shorter working day.
I’ve got a day off (=a day when I do not have to go to work) tomorrow.

5. PAST [countable] used to talk about a time in the past:
I knew him pretty well from his days as a DJ in the Bounty Club (=from when he was a DJ).
I always used to do the cooking in the early days of our marriage.
Not much was known about the dangers of smoking in those days (=then).
They were very much opposed to the government of the day (=that existed then).
One day (=on a day in the past), a mysterious stranger called at the house.
From day one (=from the beginning), I knew I wouldn’t get on with him.
In my day (=in the past, when I was young), kids used to have some respect for their elders.
in sb’s student/army/childhood etc days (=in the past when someone was a student etc)
I used to run six miles a day in my army days.
those were the days spoken (=used to talk about a time in the past you think was better than now)
We used to stay in bed all morning and party all night. Those were the days!

6. NOW [countable] used to talk about the situation that exists now:
I don’t do much exercise these days (=now).
It’s incredible that such attitudes still exist in this day and age (=used to express disapproval that something still exists now).
To this day (=until and including now), he denies any involvement in the crime.
up to/until/to the present day (=until and including now)
This tradition has continued right up until the present day.

7. FUTURE [countable] used to talk about a time in the future
one day/some day (=some time in the future)
I’d like to go and visit the States one day.
Some day we might get him to see sense.
One of these days (=some time soon) I’m going to walk right out of here and never come back.
Kelly’s expecting the baby any day now (=very soon).
The day will come (=the time will come) when he won’t be able to care for himself any more.

8. sb’s/sth’s day a successful period of time in someone’s life or in something’s existence:
My uncle was a famous radio personality in his day (=at the time he was most successful).
Don’t be too disappointed you didn’t win – your day will come (=you will be successful in the future).
Game shows like that have had their day (=were successful in the past, but are not any more).

9. Independence/election/Christmas etc day a day on which a particular event or celebration takes place:
Rioting broke out just three days before polling day.

10. five/three/nine etc years to the day exactly five years etc:
It’s two years to the day since he died.

11. sb’s days someone’s life:
She ended her days in poverty.

12. sb’s/sth’s days are numbered used to say that someone or something will not exist for much longer:
It seems that the hospital’s days are numbered.

13. day after day (also day in day out) continuously for a long time in a way that is annoying or boring:
I couldn’t stand sitting at a desk day after day.

14. from day to day (also from one day to the next) if a situation changes from day to day or from one day to the next, it changes often:
I never know from day to day what I’m going to be doing.
His moods swung wildly from one day to the, ⇒ live from day to day at live1(5)

15. day by day slowly and gradually:
Her health was improving day by day.

16. night and day (also day and night) all the time Synonym : continuously:
Being together night and day can put a great pressure on any relationship.

17. day out especially British English a trip you make for pleasure on a particular day:
A visit to the caves makes a fascinating and exciting day out for all the family.

18. have an off day to be less successful or happy than usual, for no particular reason:
Even the greatest athletes have their off days.

19. make sb’s day to make someone very happy:
Hearing her voice on the phone really made my day.

20. soup/dish/fish etc of the day a soup, meal etc that a restaurant serves on a particular day in addition to the meals they always offer

21. be all in a day’s work if something difficult, unpleasant, or unusual is all in a day’s work for someone, it is a normal part of their job

22. take each day as it comes (also take it one day at a time) to deal with something as it happens and not worry about the future:
Since I had the accident, I’ve learned to take each day as it comes.

23. the day of reckoning a time when you have to deal with the bad results of something you did in the past


24. it’s (just) one of those days used to say that everything seems to be going wrong

25. it’s not sb’s day used when several unpleasant things have happened to someone in one day:
It wasn’t Chris’s day – he overslept and then his car broke down.

26. make a day of it British English to spend all day doing something for pleasure:
If the weather’s nice, we’ll make a day of it and take a picnic.

27. make my day used when warning someone that if they try to do something, you will enjoy stopping, defeating, or punishing them etc. This phrase was made popular by Clint Eastwood in the film ‘Dirty Harry’.

28. that’ll be the day used to say that you think something is very unlikely to happen:
‘Bill says he’s going to start going to the gym.’ ‘That’ll be the day!’

29. I/we don’t have all day used to say that you want someone to do something faster because you do not have enough time to wait for them to finish:
Hurry up! I haven’t got all day!

30. it’s not every day (that) used to say that something does not happen often and is therefore very special:
Let’s go out and celebrate. After all, it’s not every day you get a new job.

31. back in the day a long time ago, when you were much younger

32. be on days to work during the day at a job you sometimes have to do at night:
I’m on days this week.

33. 40/50/60 etc if he’s/she’s a day used to emphasize that someone is at least as old as you are saying:
She’s ninety if she’s a day.
at the end of the day at end1(12), ⇒ call it a day at call1(10), ⇒ carry the day at carry1(22), ⇒ the early days at early1(1), ⇒ every dog (has) its day at dog1(11), ⇒ the good old days at old(8), ⇒ half day, ⇒ have a field day at field day(1), ⇒ it’s early days at early1(3), ⇒ it’s (a little) late in the day at late1(8), ⇒ it’s sb’s lucky day at lucky(5), ⇒ (live to) see the day at see1(23), ⇒ name the day at name2(6), ⇒ open day, ⇒ save the day at save1(12), ⇒ speech day, sports day

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. period of 24 hours
ADJ. the following, (the) next | the previous | the other I was in your area the other day (= recently).
one, some I hope we meet again some day.
the very It happened on the very day (= the same day) that Kemp was murdered. The parcel arrived the very next day.
auspicious, big, eventful, field, historic, memorable, red-letter, special The tabloid press had a field day with the latest government scandal.
fateful, sad those killed in the hail of bullets fired on that fateful day
Christmas, Mother's, etc. | feast, holy | election, opening, market, pay, polling, sports, visiting, wedding | rest, school, study, training the pattern of the school day
DAY + VERB pass He thought of her less as the days passed.
PREP. by the ~ He's getting stronger by the day.
for a/the ~ They stayed for ten days.
in a/the ~ We hope to finish the job in a few days.
on the ~ (of) On the day of his wedding he was very nervous.
~ of It was the day of the big match.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. time between sunrise and sunset
ADJ. beautiful, bright, fine, glorious, hot, nice, sunny, warm | cold, grey, rainy, windy | autumn, spring, summer/summer's, winter/winter's a fine summer's day
fun, good, great, happy, lovely, wonderful Memories of happy days on the hills never fade.
bad On a bad day chaos reigns and nobody can predict when a plane will leave.
full I knew I had a full day's driving ahead of me.
VERB + DAY spend We spent the day gardening.
DAY + VERB break, dawn As day dawned I found her already hard at work.
PREP. by ~ We travelled at night and rested by day.
during the ~, for a/the ~ We went to the seaside for the day.
PHRASES all day (long), at the end of the day, day and night, one of those days It's been one of those days when everything's gone wrong.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. hours of the day when you work
ADJ. working | bad, busy, hard, long, tiring a hard day at the office
good, quiet | 7-hour, 8-hour, etc. a 9-hour working day
PHRASES a good day's work

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IV. (often days) particular period of time
ADJ. early, former, old, olden in the early days of the cinema
school, student, young in his younger days
golden, happy, heady the heady days of the ‘swinging sixties’
dark the dark days of recession
PREP. in sb's ~ Things were very different in my grandfather's day.
of the ~ the government of the day
since the ~s of Much has changed since the days of my youth.
PHRASES gone are the days when … Gone are the days when you could do a week's shopping and still have change from £20.
the bad/good old days That was in the bad old days of rampant inflation.
in this day and age, in those days, the present day (= the situation that exists in the world now) a study of European drama, from Ibsen to the present day
these days Kids grow up so quickly these days.
those were the days (= used to suggest that a time in the past was better than now)
days of the week
last, next, that, this (coming) ~
~ last/next (week)

   The concert is this coming Wednesday.
   Are you free next Thursday?
   She's arriving on Friday next.

the ~ before, the previous ~
   I'd been paid the previous Friday.
the following ~
   She was due to start work the following Monday.
~ of last/next/that/this week
   He arrived on Monday of last week.
the ~ before last
   We came here the Tuesday before last.
~ week, a week on ~
   I've bought tickets for Thursday week
   (= for the performance that is seven days after Thursday).
the first/second/third/last ~ in/of the month
   The museum is free on the last
   Sunday of every month.

alternate ~s, each, every ~
   The competition is fixed for alternate Wednesdays.
all day ~
   The restaurant is closed all day Saturday.
~ afternoon, evening, morning, night, etc.
   I'll see you on Friday evening.
   Saturday lunchtimes are very busy in the restaurant.

first thing (on) ~
   I'll post it first thing on Monday morning.
late (on) ~
   The crash occurred late on Tuesday night.
one ~ (written)
   One Saturday morning, without telling anyone of my plan, I boarded a bus and headed out.
spend ~
   She liked to spend Saturday afternoon shopping.
see sb ~ (informal)
   So I'll see you Monday, then?
manage ~ (informal)
   I could manage (= meet you on) Tuesday, say 11.30?
open/closed (on) ~
   We're open every day except Sunday.
~ arrive, come, dawn (written)
   Monday dawned still and misty, with a promise of autumn sunshine.
on (a) ~
   A public meeting is to be held on Wednesday at the town hall.
   She was born on a Sunday.
   I like to just relax on Saturdays.

between ~ and ~
(from) ~ to ~

   The ticket office is open until 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
by, no later than ~
   Entries are to arrive no later than Monday, 1 October.
for ~
   A special meeting is arranged for Friday 17 May.
~'s deadline, election, game, meeting, performance, race, etc.
   He was not present at Tuesday's meeting.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


every/each day
The museum is open to visitors every day.
the same day
Similar student protests took place on the same day in other towns.
the next/the following day (=the day after something happened in the past)
The story was in the newspaper the following day.
the previous day (=the day before something happened in the past)
I had been to the doctor the previous day.
a big day (=a day when something important is arranged to take place)
Just before the big day the team was training 6 days a week.
a holy day
Friday is the Muslim holy day.
a historic day (=a day when an event that is historically important happens)
This was a historic day for the space program.
a school day (=a day when children go to school)
It’s a school day tomorrow, so you need an early night.
election/market etc day (=the day when an election, market etc takes place)
Wednesday is market day in Oxford.
Christmas/Easter/Independence etc Day
What day of the week is Christmas Day this year?
sb’s wedding day (=the day when someone gets married)
She wanted everything to be perfect for her wedding day.
the day before yesterday
We arrived in France the day before yesterday.
the day after tomorrow
How about meeting for lunch the day after tomorrow?
the other day (=a few days ago)
Mark called the other day.
24 hours a day (=during the whole day and night)
In Cairo, the streets are busy 24 hours a day.
$15/5 grams/50 etc per day (=used when saying how much someone earns or is paid each day)
They get about £45 per day.
a good day (=in which things have happened in the way you want)
Have you had a good day at work?
a bad day (=in which things have happened in a way you do not want)
I’ve had a really bad day !
a nice/lovely/happy day (=enjoyable)
We’ve had a lovely day at the beach.
a beautiful/lovely/glorious day (=with very nice weather)
It was a beautiful day yesterday, wasn’t it?
a hard day (=difficult and tiring)
Sit down – you look as though you’ve had a hard day.
a long day
I got up at 5 this morning so it’s been a long day.
have a good/bad/long etc day
Simon looked as if he’d had a bad day at the office.
spend the day doing something
I spent the day shopping with my friends.
start the day (=do something at the beginning of a day)
You should start the day with a good breakfast.
end the day (=do something at the end of a day)
We ended the day at a little restaurant by the beach.
have a nice/good day! spoken (=used when saying goodbye to someone in a friendly way)
Bye Sam! Have a good day!

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