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Definition 1: United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for day in the sense of this definition

(day is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 2: a period of opportunity - [noun denoting state]

Samples where day or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he deserves his day in court
  • every dog has his day

(day is a kind of ...) a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

"the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington" "now is your chance"

Definition 3: time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis - [noun denoting time]

Samples where day or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • two days later they left
  • they put on two performances every day
  • there are 30,000 passengers per day

Synonyms for day in the sense of this definition

(day is a kind of ...) a unit for measuring time periods

(... is a kind of day ) a particular day specified as the time something happens

"the date of the election is set by law" "we hope to get together at an early date" "Mother's Day is always on the same date"

(... is a kind of day ) the specified day of the month

"what is the date today?"

(... is a kind of day ) the day before

"he always arrives on the eve of her departure"

(... is a kind of day ) the next day

"whenever he arrives she leaves on the morrow"

(... is a kind of day ) the day immediately before today

"it was in yesterday's newspapers"

(... is a kind of day ) the day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow)

"Today is beautiful" "did you see today's newspaper?"

(... is a kind of day ) the day after today

"what are our tasks for tomorrow?"

(day is a part of ...) 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"

(day is a part of ...) the middle of the day

(day is a part of ...) the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

(day is a part of ...) a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day

"the job will take more than an hour"

Definition 4: a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance - [noun denoting time]

Samples where day or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mother's Day

(day is a kind of ...) a day reckoned from midnight to midnight

(... is a kind of day ) commemorating the adoption of the United States flag in 1777

(... is a kind of day ) celebrated in southern United States

(... is a kind of day ) the 3rd Saturday in May

(... is a kind of day ) second Sunday in May

(... is a kind of day ) observed in many countries to celebrate the coming of spring; observed in Russia and related countries in honor of labor

(... is a kind of day ) the 3rd Monday in April; Massachusetts and Maine celebrate the battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775

(... is a kind of day ) a day celebrating political and economic unity among American countries

(... is a kind of day ) the first day of April which is celebrated by playing practical jokes

(... is a kind of day ) a day observed by the Irish to commemorate the patron saint of Ireland

(... is a kind of day ) Texans celebrate the anniversary of Texas' declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836

(... is a kind of day ) US: third Sunday in June

(... is a kind of day ) celebrated in the United States

(... is a kind of day ) the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)

(... is a kind of day ) the day of a wedding

(... is a kind of day ) a day set aside for doing household laundry

(... is a kind of day ) an annual day in the schools when speeches are made and prizes are distributed

(... is a kind of day ) any day on which school is in session

"go to bed early because tomorrow is a school day"

(... is a kind of day ) the night before Midsummer Day

(... is a kind of day ) a day commemorating a saint

(... is a kind of day ) the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people

(... is a kind of day ) a day for celebrating the founding of the United Nations

(... is a kind of day ) US: the 4th Friday in September

(... is a kind of day ) the day on which George Washington is remembered

(... is a kind of day ) a day for the exchange of tokens of affection

(... is a kind of day ) the day on which President Abraham Lincoln is remembered

(... is a kind of day ) a memorably happy or noteworthy day (from the custom of marking holy days in red on church calendars)

(... is a kind of day ) a day on which university students hold a rag

(... is a kind of day ) the day of a victory

(... is a kind of day ) the name of the day that is added during a leap year

(... is a kind of day ) the day designated for inauguration of the United States President

(... is a kind of day ) anniversary of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot

(... is a kind of day ) the day on which university degrees are conferred

(... is a kind of day ) the fifth of May which is observed in Mexico and Mexican-American communities in the United States to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862

(... is a kind of day ) a day designated for planting trees

(... is a kind of day ) the day on which you receive pay for your work

(... is a kind of day ) the day appointed for an election; in the United States it is the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November

(... is a kind of day ) a day for outdoor athletic competition

(... is a kind of day ) if the ground hog emerges and sees his shadow on this day, there will be 6 more weeks of winter

(... is a kind of day ) a day on which work is suspended by law or custom

"no mail is delivered on federal holidays" "it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover"

(... is a kind of day ) the New Year in Vietnam; observed for three days after the first full moon after January 20th

(... is a kind of day ) celebrated in southern United States

(... is a kind of day ) the last day of the year

(... is a kind of day ) eve of May Day

(... is a kind of day ) a fixed day for holding a public market

(... is a kind of day ) in the Roman calendar: the 15th of March or May or July or October or the 13th of any other month

(... is a kind of day ) (military) a day for military exercises and display

(... is a kind of day ) in some states of the United States: a legal holiday commemorating the day the state was admitted to the Union

Definition 5: the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside - [noun denoting time]

Samples where day or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dawn turned night into day
  • it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime

Synonyms for day in the sense of this definition

(day is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of day ) the part of the day between noon and evening

"he spent a quiet afternoon in the park"

(... is a kind of day ) the middle part of the afternoon

(... is a kind of day ) the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)

"he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"

(day is a part of ...) the time period between dawn and noon

"I spent the morning running errands"

(... is part of day) 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"

Definition 6: some point or period in time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where day or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it should arrive any day now
  • after that day she never trusted him again
  • those were the days
  • these days it is not unusual

(day is a kind of ...) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

(... is a kind of day ) (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives

(... is a kind of day ) a day when things go poorly

"I guess this is one of my off-days"

Definition 7: the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working) - [noun denoting time]

Samples where day or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my day began early this morning
  • it was a busy day on the stock exchange
  • she called it a day and went to bed

(day is a kind of ...) a time period when you are required to work

(... is a kind of day ) the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage

"they work an 8-hour day"

Definition 8: an era of existence or influence - [noun denoting time]

Samples where day or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 his day

(day is a kind of ...) a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

Definition 9: the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for day in the sense of this definition

(day is a kind of ...) a unit for measuring time periods

(day is a kind of ...) measured by the diurnal motion of stars

Definition 10: the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis - [noun denoting time]

Samples where day or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how long is a day on Jupiter?

(day is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of day ) the period of time taken for the moon to make one full rotation on its axis (about 27.3 sidereal days)

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