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{adj: all in, beat, bushed, dead} very tired
"was all in at the end of the day"
"so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"
"bushed after all that exercise"
"I'm dead after that long trip"

{adj: alternate} every second one of a series
"the cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays"
"jam every other day"- the White Queen

{adj: another, some other} any of various alternatives; some other
"put it off to another (or some other) day"

{adj: any, whatever, whatsoever} one or some or every or all without specification
"give me any peaches you don't want"
"not any milk is left"
"any child would know that"
"pick any card"
"any day now"
"cars can be rented at almost any airport"
"at twilight or any other time"
"beyond any doubt"
"need any help we can get"
"give me whatever peaches you don't want"
"no milk whatsoever is left"

{adj: arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar} extremely cold
"an arctic climate"
"a frigid day"
"gelid waters of the North Atlantic"
"glacial winds"
"icy hands"
"polar weather"

{adj: around-the-clock, day-and-night, nonstop, round-the-clock} at all times
"around-the-clock nursing care"

{adj: ascendant, ascendent, dominating} most powerful or important or influential
"the economically ascendant class"
"D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"

{adj: at hand, close at hand, imminent, impendent, impending} close in time; about to occur
"retribution is at hand"
"some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"
"in imminent danger"
"his impending retirement"

{adj: baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea} perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
"obviously bemused by his questions"
"bewildered and confused"
"a cloudy and confounded philosopher"
"just a mixed-up kid"
"she felt lost on the first day of school"

{adj: beautiful} (of weather) highly enjoyable
"what a beautiful day"

{adj: belated, late, tardy} after the expected or usual time; delayed
"a belated birthday card"
"I'm late for the plane"
"the train is late"
"tardy children are sent to the principal"
"always tardy in making dental appointments"

{adj: big} significant
"graduation was a big day in his life"

{adj: black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful} (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
"the stock market crashed on Black Friday"
"a calamitous defeat"
"the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"
"such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin
"it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur
"a fateful error"

{adj: blue, dark, depressing, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary} causing dejection
"a blue day"
"the dark days of the war"
"a week of rainy depressing weather"
"a disconsolate winter landscape"
"the first dismal dispiriting days of November"
"a dark gloomy day"
"grim rainy weather"

{adj: blustering, blusterous, blustery} blowing in violent and abrupt bursts
"blustering (or blusterous) winds of Patagonia"
"a cold blustery day"
"a gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind"

{adj: bridal, nuptial, spousal} of or relating to a wedding
"bridal procession"
"nuptial day"
"spousal rites"
"wedding cake"
"marriage vows"

{adj: bright, shining, shiny, sunshiny, sunny} abounding with sunlight
"a bright sunny day"
"one shining morning"- John Muir
"when it is warm and shiny"

{adj: broad, full} being at a peak or culminating point
"broad day"
"full summer"

{adj: brushed} touched lightly in passing; grazed against
"of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one"

{adj: burning} of immediate import
"burning issues of the day"

{adj: ceaseless, constant, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremitting} uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
"the ceaseless thunder of surf"
"in constant pain"
"night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"
"the never-ending search for happiness"
"the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"
"man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"
"unremitting demands of hunger"

{adj: civil} (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life
"the civil calendar"
"a civil day begins at mean midnight"
<-> sidereal

{adj: clear} free from clouds or mist or haze
"on a clear day"
<-> cloudy

{adj: coming, future day} yet to come
"coming generations"
"a future-day Gibbon of Macaulay"

{adj: contemporary, modern-day} characteristic of the present
"contemporary trends in design"
"the role of computers in modern-day medicine"

{adj: contemporary, present-day} belonging to the present time
"contemporary leaders"

{adj: continuous, uninterrupted} continuing in time or space without interruption
"a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans
"a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"
"lived in continuous fear"
"a continuous row of warehouses"
"a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"
"moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"
<-> discontinuous

{adj: cool} neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat
"a cool autumn day"
"a cool room"
"cool summer dresses"
"cool drinks"
"a cool breeze"
<-> warm

{adj: corrupt} lacking in integrity
"humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"
"a corrupt and incompetent city government"
<-> incorrupt

{adj: crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy, parky} pleasantly cold and invigorating
"crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"
"a nipping wind"
"a nippy fall day"
"snappy weather"; (`parky' is a British term)

{adj: daily, day-to-day, day-after-day, every day} occurring or done each day
"a daily record"
"day-by-day labors of thousands of men and women"- H.S.Truman
"her day-after-day behavior"
"an every day occurrence"

{adj: daily} measured by the day or happening every day
"a daily newspaper"
"daily chores"
"average daily wage"
"daily quota"

{adj: dark} devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black
"sitting in a dark corner"
"a dark day"
"dark shadows"
"dark as the inside of a black cat"
<-> light

{adj: day-old} not fresh today
"day-old bread is cheaper than fresh"

{adj: daylong} lasting through an entire day

{adj: digressive, tangential} of superficial relevance if any
"a digressive allusion to the day of the week"
"a tangential remark"

{adj: discordant} not in agreement or harmony
"views discordant with present-day ideas"
<-> accordant

{adj: diurnal} belonging to or active during the day
"diurnal animals are active during the day"
"diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night"
<-> nocturnal

{adj: diurnal} having a daily cycle or occurring every day
"diurnal rhythms"
"diurnal rotation of the heavens"
"the diurnal slumber of bats"

{adj: divine, godly} emanating from God
"divine judgment"
"divine guidance"
"everything is black1 or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review

{adj: dominical} of or relating to Sunday as the Lord's Day

{adj: down} being or moving lower in position or less in some value
"lay face down"
"the moon is down"
"our team is down by a run"
"down by a pawn"
"the stock market is down today"
<-> up

{adj: drippy, drizzly} wet with light rain
"a sad drizzly day"
"a wet drippy day"

{adj: dull, grey, gray, leaden} darkened with overcast
"a dark day"
"a dull sky"
"a grey rainy afternoon"
"grey clouds"
"the sky was leaden and thick"

{adj: eight-day} lasting for eight days

{adj: equinoctial} relating to an equinox (when the lengths or night and day are equal)

{adj: eventful} full of events or incidents
"the most exhausting and eventful day of my life"
<-> uneventful

{adj: everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday} found in the ordinary course of events
"a placid everyday scene"
"it was a routine day"
"there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant

{adj: exasperating, infuriating, maddening, vexing} extremely annoying or displeasing
"his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating"
"I've had an exasperating day"
"her infuriating indifference"
"the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening"

{adj: exhausted, dog-tired, fagged, fatigued, played out, spent, washed-out, worn-out, worn out} drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
"the day's shopping left her exhausted"
"he went to bed dog-tired"
"was fagged and sweaty"
"the trembling of his played out limbs"
"felt completely washed-out"
"only worn-out horses and cattle"
"you look worn out"

{adj: exhausted} drained physically
"the day's events left her completely exhausted--her strength drained"

{adj: exultant, exulting, jubilant, prideful, rejoicing, triumphal, triumphant} joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
"rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day"
"a triumphal success"
"a triumphant shout"

{adj: familiar} within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange
"familiar ordinary objects found in every home"
"a familiar everyday scene"
"a familiar excuse"
"a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences"
<-> strange

{adj: fateful, fatal} having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
"that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
"the fatal day of the election finally arrived"

{adj: first} preceding all others in time or space or degree
"the first house on the right"
"the first day of spring"
"his first political race"
"her first baby"
"the first time"
"the first meetings of the new party"
"the first phase of his training"
<-> last, intermediate

{adj: fit, healthy} physically and mentally sound or healthy
"felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"
"keeps fit with diet and exercise"
<-> unfit

{adj: following, next} immediately following in time or order
"the following day"
"next in line"
"the next president"
"the next item on the list"

{adj: hard} dried out
"hard dry rolls left over from the day before"

{adj: hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial} providing abundant nourishment
"a hearty meal"
"good solid food"
"ate a substantial breakfast"
"four square meals a day"

{adj: hot} used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
"hot stove"
"hot water"
"a hot August day"
"a hot stuffy room"
"she's hot and tired"
"a hot forehead"
<-> cold

{adj: important, of import} of great significance or value
"important people"
"the important questions of the day"
<-> unimportant

{adj: inaccessible, unobtainable, unprocurable, untouchable} not capable of being obtained
"a rare work, today almost inaccessible"
"timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands"
"untouchable resources buried deep within the earth"

{adj: inapplicable, unsuitable} not capable of being applied
"rules inapplicable to day students"

{adj: indoor} located, suited for, or taking place within a building
"indoor activities for a rainy day"
"an indoor pool"
<-> outdoor

{adj: intercalary} having a day or month inserted to make the calendar year correspond to the solar year: "Feb. 29 is an intercalary day"
"a leap year is an intercalary year"

{adj: last} coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
"the last time I saw Paris"
"the last day of the month"
"had the last word"
"waited until the last minute"
"he raised his voice in a last supreme call"
"the last game of the season"
"down to his last nickel"
<-> intermediate, first

{adj: latter-day} belonging to the present or recent times
"the latter-day problems of our society"

{adj: livelong} (of time) constituting the full extent or duration
"all the livelong day"

{adj: livid} (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
"livid lightning streaked the sky"
"a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day"- E.A.Poe

{adj: long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy} using or containing too many words
"long-winded (or windy) speakers"
"verbose and ineffective instructional methods"
"newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"
"proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"

{adj: lucky} having or bringing good fortune
"my lucky day"
<-> unlucky

{adj: many a, many an, many another} each of a large indefinite number
"many a man"
"many another day will come"

{adj: modern} characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture

{adj: mother-naked, naked as the day one was born, naked as the day you were born, in one's birthday suit, in your birthday suit} as naked as at birth

{adj: naked, raw} devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure
"naked ambition"
"raw fury"
"you may kill someone someday with your raw power"

{adj: natal} relating to or accompanying birth
"natal injuries"
"natal day"
"natal influences"

{adj: nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, stressful, trying} extremely irritating to the nerves
"nerve-racking noise"
"the stressful days before a war"
"a trying day at the office"

{adj: nice} pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
"what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith
"nice manners"
"a nice dress"
"a nice face"
"a nice day"
"had a nice time at the party"
"the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
<-> nasty

{adj: nocturnal} belonging to or active during the night
"nocturnal animals are active at night"
"nocturnal plants have flowers that open at night and close by day"
<-> diurnal

{adj: nosy, nosey, prying, snoopy} offensively curious or inquisitive
"curious about the neighbor's doings"
"he flipped through my letters in his nosy way"
"prying eyes"
"the snoopy neighbor watched us all day"

{adj: off} not performing or scheduled for duties
"He's off every Tuesday"

{adj: one} indefinite in time or position
"he will come one day"
"one place or another"

{adj: ordinary} not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
"ordinary everyday objects"
"ordinary decency"
"an ordinary day"
"an ordinary wine"
<-> extraordinary

{adj: other} not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
"today isn't any other day"- the White Queen
"the construction of highways and other public works"
"he asked for other employment"
"any other person would tell the truth"
"his other books are still in storage"
"then we looked at the other house"
"hearing was good in his other ear"
"the other sex"
"she lived on the other side of the street from me"
"went in the other direction"
<-> same

{adj: penitential} of or relating to penitence or penance
"the Day of Atonement is the great penitential day of the Hebrew calendar"

{adj: perfect} being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
"a perfect circle"
"a perfect reproduction"
"perfect happiness"
"perfect manners"
"a perfect specimen"
"a perfect day"
<-> imperfect

{adj: quartan} occurring every fourth day (especially the fever and weakness of malaria)
"quartan malaria"

{adj: rare, uncommon} marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
"what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell
"a rare skill"
"an uncommon sense of humor"
"she was kind to an uncommon degree"

{adj: sabbatical, sabbatic} of or relating to the Sabbath
"Friday is a sabbatical day for Muslims"

{adj: same} closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
"curtains the same color as the walls"
"two girls of the same age"
"mother and son have the same blue eyes"
"animals of the same species"
"the same rules as before"
"two boxes having the same dimensions"
"the same day next year"
<-> different

{adj: same} same in identity
"the same man I saw yesterday"
"never wore the same dress twice"
"this road is the same one we were on yesterday"
"on the same side of the street"
<-> other

{adj: short} primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
"a short life"
"a short flight"
"a short holiday"
"a short story"
"only a few short months"
<-> long

{adj: stormy} (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
"a stormy day"
"wide and stormy seas"
<-> calm

{adj: tertian} relating to symptoms (especially malarial fever) that appear every other day
"tertian fever"

{adj: torrid} burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot
"the torrid noonday sun"
"sultry sands of the dessert"

{adj: unclear} not clear to the mind
"the law itself was unclear on that point"
"the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"
<-> clear

{adj: uncomfortable} providing or experiencing physical discomfort
"an uncomfortable chair"
"an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"
<-> comfortable

{adj: ungroomed} not neat and smart in appearance
"he was wrinkled and ungroomed, with a two-day beard"
"ungroomed hair"
<-> groomed

{adj: unlucky, luckless} having or bringing misfortune
"Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"
<-> lucky

{adj: unshadowed} not darkened or obscured by shadow
"on the rough sea ice you may on an unshadowed day...fall over a chunk of ice that is kneehigh"- Vilhjalmur Stefansson

{adj: unsuspecting} (often followed by `of') not knowing or expecting; not thinking likely
"an unsuspecting victim"
"unsuspecting (or unaware) of the fact that I would one day be their leader"

{adj: vigorous} strong and active physically or mentally
"a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson

{adj: weekday} occurring every day of the week except Sunday (and sometimes Saturday)
"his weekday commute"
"a weekday newspaper"

{adj: weeklong, seven-day} lasting through a week
"her weeklong vacation"

{adj: working, on the job} actively engaged in paid work
"the working population"
"the ratio of working men to unemployed"
"a working mother"
"robots can be on the job day and night"

{adj: young} being in its early stage
"a young industry"
"the day is still young"


{adv: ahead} to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)
"moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday"
"pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday"


{adv: alertly} in an alert manner
"she got through the day alertly, despite being on drugs"


{adv: always} at any time or in any event
"you can always resign if you don't like it"
"you could always take a day off"


{adv: aside, apart} placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose
"had a feeling of being set apart"
"quality sets it apart"
"a day set aside for relaxing"


{adv: aside, by, away} in reserve; not for immediate use
"started setting aside money to buy a car"
"put something by for her old age"
"has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"


{adv: back and forth, backward and forward, to and fro} moving from one place to another and back again
"he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"
"the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner"
"the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all day"


{adv: daily, every day, each day} without missing a day
"he stops by daily"


{adv: day by day, daily} gradually and progressively
"his health weakened day by day"


{adv: day in and day out, all the time} without respite
"he plays chess day in and day out"


{adv: day in day out, day after day} for an indefinite number of successive days


{adv: daylong, all day long} during the entire day
"light pours daylong into the parlor"


{adv: diligently} with diligence; in a diligent manner
"we may diligently observe the Lord's supper on the first day of the week, diligently preach the gospel, or minister to the saint"


{adv: dutifully} out of a sense of duty; in a dutiful manner
"he dutifully visited his mother every Sunday"


{adv: earlier, before} earlier in time; previously
"I had known her before"
"as I said before"
"he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"
"her parents had died four years earlier"
"I mentioned that problem earlier"


{adv: far} to a considerable degree; very much
"a far far better thing that I do"
"felt far worse than yesterday"
"eyes far too close together"


{adv: first-rate, very well} quite well
"she doesn't feel first-rate today"


{adv: forever, forever and a day} for a very long or seemingly endless time
"she took forever to write the paper"
"we had to wait forever and a day"


{adv: hard} with effort or force or vigor
"the team played hard"
"worked hard all day"
"pressed hard on the lever"
"hit the ball hard"
"slammed the door hard"

{adv: in a big way, with much to-do} with much ceremony
"they celebrated her birthday in a big way"


{adv: late, belatedly, tardily} later than usual or than expected
"the train arrived late"
"we awoke late"
"the children came late to school"
"notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"
"I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"
<-> early


{adv: mindlessly} without intellectual involvement
"all day long, he mindlessly filled out forms"


{adv: near, nigh, close} near in time or place or relationship
"as the wedding day drew near"
"stood near the door"
"don't shoot until they come near"
"getting near to the true explanation"
"her mother is always near"
"The end draws nigh"
"the bullet didn't come close"
"don't get too close to the fire"


{adv: never, ne'er} not ever; at no time in the past or future
"I have never been to China"
"I shall never forget this day"
"had never seen a circus"
"never on Sunday"
"I will never marry you!"
<-> ever


{adv: nightly, every night} at the end of each day
"she checks on her roses nightly"


{adv: nowadays, now, today} in these times
"it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"- Nancy Mitford
"we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets"
"today almost every home has television"


{adv: no} not in any degree or manner; not at all
"he is no better today"


{adv: per diem, by the day} one every day
"we'll save 100 man-hours per diem"


{adv: so} to a certain unspecified extent or degree
"I can only go so far with this student"
"can do only so much in a day"


{adv: surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting} definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
"the results are surely encouraging"
"she certainly is a hard worker"
"it's going to be a good day for sure"
"they are coming, for certain"
"they thought he had been killed sure enough"
"he'll win sure as shooting"
"they sure smell good"
"sure he'll come"

{adv: tacitly} in a tacit manner; by unexpressed agreement
"they are tacitly expected to work 10 hours a day"


{adv: thriftlessly} in a thriftless manner
"he lives thriftlessly from day to day"


{adv: today} on this day as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
"I can't meet with you today"

{adv: tomorrow} the next day, the day after, following the present day


{adv: tonight, this evening, this night} during the night of the present day
"drop by tonight"

{adv: unfeelingly} without compassionate feelings
"unfeelingly, she required her maid to work on Christmas Day"
<-> feelingly

{adv: unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alas} by bad luck
"unfortunately it rained all day"
"alas, I cannot stay"
<-> fortunately, luckily


{adv: yesterday} on the day preceding today
"yesterday the weather was beautiful"

{n: 24/7} uptime is 24 hours a day 7 days a week

{n: 9/11, 9-11, September 11, Sept. 11, Sep 11} the day in 2001 when Arab suicide bombers hijacked United States airliners and used them as bombs

{n: Admission Day} in some states of the United States: a legal holiday commemorating the day the state was admitted to the Union

{n: Advent Sunday} the first of the four Sundays during Advent

{n: Aegospotami, Aegospotamos} a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War

{n: All Saints' Day, Allhallows, November 1, Hallowmas, Hallowmass} a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835

{n: All Souls' Day, November 2} a day of supplication for all the souls in purgatory

{n: Allhallowtide} the season of All Saints' Day

{n: American Indian Day} US: the 4th Friday in September

{n: Angelus} a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation

{n: Annunciation, Lady Day, Annunciation Day, March 25} a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

{n: April Fools', April Fools' day, All Fools' day} the first day of April which is celebrated by playing practical jokes

{n: April fool} a practical joke or trick played on the first day of April

{n: Arab-Israeli War, Six-Day War, Six Day War} tension between Arabs and Israeli erupted into a brief war in June 1967; Israel emerged as a major power in the Middle East

{n: Arbor Day} a day designated for planting trees

{n: Armed Forces Day} the 3rd Saturday in May

{n: Ascension, Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lord} (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter

{n: Ascension, Ascension of Christ} (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection

{n: Ash Wednesday} the 7th Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent; the day following Mardi Gras (`fat Tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance

{n: Assyria} an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq

{n: Augsburg Confession} a document drawn up in 1555 to defend the catholicity of Lutheran doctrine and to justify innovations in Lutheran practice; is still in effect today

{n: Bastille Day, 14 July} a legal holiday in France celebrating the storming of the Paris bastille in 1789

{n: Berith, Berit, Brith, Bris, Briss} the Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life

{n: Boxing Day} first weekday after Christmas

{n: Candlemas, Candlemas Day, Feb 2} feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple; a quarter day in Scotland

{n: Capitol Hill, the Hill} a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets
"they are debating the budget today on Capitol Hill"

{n: Charlestown} a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629

{n: Chopin} the music of Chopin
"he practiced Chopin day and night"

{n: Christian holy day} a religious holiday for Christians

{n: Christmas Eve, Dec 24} the day before Christmas

{n: Christmas, Christmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25} a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

{n: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mormon Church, Mormons} church founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah

{n: Circumcision, Feast of the Circumcision, January 1} (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st

{n: Citizenship Day, September 17} celebrated in the United States

{n: Columbus Day, Discovery Day, October 12} a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus

{n: Commonwealth Day, Empire day, May 24} British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth

{n: Corday, Charlotte Corday, Marie Anne Charlotte Corday d'Armont} French revolutionary heroine (a Girondist) who assassinated Marat (1768-1793)

{n: Courbet, Gustave Courbet} French painter noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes (1819-1877)

{n: D-day, 6 June 1944} day of the allied landing in France, World War II

{n: Day, Clarence Day, Clarence Shepard Day Jr.} United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)

{n: Dhu'l-Hijja, Dhu'l-Hijjah, Dhu al-Hijja, Dhu al-Hijjah} the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar and the season of the haj; has one extra day in leap years

{n: Dies Irae} the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')

{n: Domesday Book, Doomsday Book} record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror

{n: Dominion Day, July 1} a legal holiday in Canada commemorating receiving Dominion status in 1867

{n: Easter Sunday, Easter Day} the day (in March or April) on which the festival of Easter is celebrated

{n: Ember Day} a day set aside for fasting and prayer

{n: Epiphany, Epiphany of Our Lord, Twelfth day, Three Kings' Day, January 6} twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus

{n: Erebus} (Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day

{n: Faraday, Michael Faraday} the English physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction (1791-1867)

{n: Fast of Esther} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Adar 13 commemorates three days that Esther fasted before approaching the Persian king on behalf of the Jewish people; the fast is connected with Purim

{n: Fast of Gedaliah} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tishri 3 that commemorates the killing of the Jewish governor of Judah

{n: Fast of Tammuz} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tammuz 17 when the walls of Jerusalem were breached

{n: Fast of Tevet} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tevet 10 commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem and has also been proclaimed a memorial day for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust

{n: Fast of the Firstborn} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Nissan 14 that is observed only by firstborn males; it is observed on the day before Passover

{n: Father's Day} US: third Sunday in June

{n: Flag Day, June 14} commemorating the adoption of the United States flag in 1777

{n: Flying Dutchman} the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day

{n: Friday, Fri} the sixth day of the week; the fifth working day

{n: Garrick, David Garrick} English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)

{n: German measles, rubella, three-day measles, epidemic roseola} a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester

{n: Groundhog Day, February 2} if the ground hog emerges and sees his shadow on this day, there will be 6 more weeks of winter

{n: Guy Fawkes Day} day for the celebration of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot

{n: Guy} an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

{n: Halloween, Hallowe'en, Allhallows Eve} the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people

{n: Hanukkah, Hanukah, Hannukah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Channukah, Channukkah, Festival of Lights, Feast of Lights, Feast of Dedication, Feast of the Dedication} (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC

{n: Helios} (Greek mythology) ancient god of the sun; drove his chariot across the sky each day; identified with Roman Sol

{n: Hemerocallis, genus Hemerocallis} east Asian rhizomatous clump-forming perennial herbs having flowers on long leafless stalks; cosmopolitan in cultivation: day lilies; sometimes placed in subfamily Hemerocallidaceae

{n: High Holy Day, High Holiday} Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity

{n: Hippo, Hippo Regius} an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria

{n: Holy Innocents' Day, Innocents' Day} December 28, commemorating Herod's slaughter of the children of Bethlehem

{n: Holy Saturday} the Saturday before Easter; the last day of Lent

{n: Iberia} an ancient geographical region south of the Caucasus Mountains that corresponded approximately to the present-day Georgia

{n: Id al-Adha, Feast of Sacrifice} the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity

{n: Id al-Fitr} a Muslim day of feasting at the end of Ramadan

{n: Immaculate Conception, December 8} Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854

{n: Inauguration Day, January 20} the day designated for inauguration of the United States president

{n: Independence Day, Fourth of July, July 4} a legal holiday in the United States

{n: International Wanted Notice, Red Notice} an Interpol notice describing a wanted person and asking that he or she be arrested with a view to extradition; a wanted notice that is issued by Interpol at the request of an Interpol member country and distributed to all member countries
"an Interpol Red Notice is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant in use today"

{n: Islam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism} the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
"Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"
"the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"

{n: Jefferson Davis' Birthday, Davis' Birthday, June 3} celebrated in southern United States

{n: Jewish holy day} a religious holiday for Jews

{n: Judgment Day, Judgement Day, Day of Judgment, Day of Judgement, Doomsday, Last Judgment, Last Judgement, Last Day, day of reckoning, doomsday, crack of doom, end of the world} (New Testament) day of the Last Judgment when God will decree the fates of all men according to the good and evil of their earthly lives

{n: Labor Day} first Monday in September in the United States and Canada

{n: Lag b'Omer} (Judaism) Jewish holy day; the 33rd day after the 2nd day of Passover; the 18th day of Iyar

{n: Lammas, Lammas Day, August 1} commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England

{n: Latter-Day Saint, Mormon} a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

{n: Lincoln's Birthday, February 12} the day on which President Abraham Lincoln is remembered

{n: Marat, Jean Paul Marat} French revolutionary leader (born in Switzerland) who was a leader in overthrowing the Girondists and was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday (1743-1793)

{n: Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday} a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans

{n: Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, pancake day} the last day before Lent

{n: Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, Martin Luther King Day} observed on the Monday closest to January 15

{n: Martinmas, St Martin's Day, 11 November} the feast of Saint Martin; a quarter day in Scotland

{n: Maundy money} specially minted silver coins that are distributed by the British sovereign on Maundy Thursday

{n: Maundy} a public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money

{n: May Day, First of May, May 1} observed in the United States to celebrate the coming of spring; observed in Russia in honor of labor

{n: May queen, queen of the May} the girl chosen queen of a May Day festival

{n: Mayday} an internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone (from the French m'aider)

{n: Memorial Day, Decoration Day} legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war

{n: Michaelmas, Michaelmas Day, September 29} honoring the archangel Michael; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

{n: Midsummer Day, Midsummer's Day, St John's Day, June 24} a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

{n: Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Night, St John's Eve, St John's Night, June 23} the night before Midsummer Day

{n: Monday, Mon} the second day of the week; the first working day

{n: Mormon} the ancient prophet whose writings were revealed to Joseph Smith who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

{n: Mother's Day} second Sunday in May

{n: Naegele's rule} rule for calculating an expected delivery date; subtract three months from the first day of the last menstrual period and add seven days to that date

{n: New Year's Day, New Year's, January 1} the first day of the year

{n: New Year's Eve, December 31} the last day of the year

{n: Numidia} an ancient kingdom (later a Roman province) North Africa in an area corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria

{n: Pan American Day, April 14} a day celebrating political and economic unity among American countries

{n: Patriot's Day} the 3rd Monday in April; Massachusetts and Maine celebrate the battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775

{n: Pentecost, Whitsunday} seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the apostles; a quarter day in Scotland

{n: Pliny, Pliny the Younger, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus} Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62-113)

{n: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP} a terrorist group of limited popularity formed in 1967 after the Six-Day War; combined Marxist-Leninist ideology with Palestinian nationalism; used terrorism to gain attention for their cause; hoped to eliminate the state of Israel

{n: Presidents' Day} the third Monday in February; commemorates both presidents Lincoln and Washington

{n: Prussia, Preussen} a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland
"in the 19th century Prussia led the economic and political unification of the German states"

{n: Pullman, Pullman car} luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel

{n: Purim} (Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by Haman

{n: Ramanavami} Hindu lunar holiday (on the 9th day of Caitra) to celebrate the birth of Rama

{n: Remembrance Day, Remembrance Sunday, Poppy Day} the Sunday nearest to November 11 when those who died in World War I and World War II are commemorated

{n: Resurrection, Christ's Resurrection, Resurrection of Christ} (New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion

{n: Robert E Lee's Birthday, Robert E Lee Day, Lee's Birthday, January 19} celebrated in southern United States

{n: Rogation Day} one of the three days before Ascension Day; observed by some Christians as days of supplication

{n: Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashonah, Rosh Hashona, Jewish New Year} (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar

{n: Sabbath} a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians; Saturday for the Jews and a few Christians; Friday for Muslims

{n: Saint Agnes's Eve, January 20} a Christian holy day

{n: Saint Joseph, St Joseph, March 19} a Christian holy day

{n: Samaria} an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel; the site is in present-day northwestern Jordan

{n: Saturday, Sabbatum, Sat} the seventh and last day of the week; observed as the Sabbath by Jews and some Christians

{n: Saturn} (Roman mythology) god of agriculture and vegetation; counterpart of Greek Cronus
"Saturday is Saturn's Day"

{n: Seventh-Day Adventism} Adventism that is strongly Protestant and observes Saturday as the Sabbath

{n: Shavous, Shabuoth, Shavuoth, Shavuot, Pentecost, Feast of Weeks} (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments

{n: Shimchath Torah, Simchat Torah, Simhath Torah, Simhat Torah, Simchas Torah, Rejoicing over the Law, Rejoicing of the Law, Rejoicing in the Law} (Judaism) a Jewish holy day celebrated on the 22nd or 23rd of Tishri to celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of readings of the Torah

{n: Shona} a member of a Bantu tribe living in present-day Zimbabwe

{n: Solemnity of Mary, January 1} (Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation

{n: St Patrick's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, March 17} a day observed by the Irish to commemorate the patron saint of Ireland

{n: Sumer} an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC

{n: Sunday, Lord's Day, Dominicus, Sun} first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians

{n: Systeme International d'Unites, Systeme International, SI system, SI, International System of Units, International System} a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity (candela)
"Today the United States is the only country in the world not totally committed to the Systeme International d'Unites"

{n: Texas Independence Day, March 2} Texans celebrate the anniversary of Texas' declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836

{n: Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day} fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag

{n: Thursday, Th} the fifth day of the week; the fourth working day

{n: Tishah b'Av, Tishah b'Ab, Tisha b'Av, Tisha b'Ab, Ninth of Av, Ninth of Ab, Fast of Av, Fast of Ab} (Judaism) a major fast day on the Jewish calendar commemorating the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem

{n: Transfiguration, Transfiguration Day, August 6} (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus

{n: Tuesday, Tues} the third day of the week; the second working day

{n: Tuileries, Tuileries Palace} palace and royal residence built for Catherine de Medicis in 1564 and burned down in 1871; all that remains today are the formal gardens

{n: Twelfth night} eve of Twelfth day; evening of January 5

{n: United Nations Day, October 24} a day for celebrating the founding of the United Nations

{n: United States Customary System} the system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint that dates back to colonial America but differs in some respects from the British Imperial System; today in the United States this system exists side by side with the SI system

{n: V-E Day, 8 May 1945} the date of Allied victory in Europe, World War II

{n: V-J Day, 15 August 1945} the date of Allied victory over Japan, World War II

{n: V-day, Victory Day} the day of a victory

{n: Valentine Day, Valentine's Day, Saint Valentine's Day, St Valentine's Day, February 14} a day for the exchange of tokens of affection

{n: Valentine} a card sent or given (as to a sweetheart) on Saint Valentine's Day

{n: Vestris, Gaetan Vestris} Italian dancing-master for Louis XVI who was considered the greatest dancer of his day; he was the first to discard the mask in mime (1729-1808)

{n: Veterans Day, Veterans' Day, Armistice Day, November 11} a legal holiday in the United States; formerly Armistice Day but called Veterans' Day since 1954

{n: Victoria Day} a public holiday in Canada on the Monday on or before May 24th

{n: Visigoth} a member of the western group of Goths who sacked Rome and created a kingdom in present-day Spain and southern France

{n: Walpurgis Night} eve of May Day

{n: Washington's Birthday, February 22} the day on which George Washington is remembered

{n: Wednesday, Midweek, Wed} the fourth day of the week; the third working day

{n: Whit-Tuesday, Whitsun Tuesday} the day after Whitmonday

{n: Whitmonday, Whitsun Monday} the day after Whitsunday; a legal holiday in England and Wales and Ireland

{n: Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek} Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days)

{n: Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement} (Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law

{n: absentee ballot} (election) a ballot that is cast while absent (usually mailed in prior to election day)

{n: addition} the act of adding one thing to another
"the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect"
"the addition of a leap day every four years"
<-> subtraction

{n: adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long} a farewell remark
"they said their good-byes"

{n: afternoon} the part of the day between noon and evening
"he spent a quiet afternoon in the park"

{n: analog clock} a clock that displays the time of day by the position of hands on a dial

{n: anniversary, day of remembrance} the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)

{n: balminess, softness} the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing
"the day's heat faded into balminess"
"the climate had the softness of the south of France"

{n: birthday cake} decorated cake served at a birthday party

{n: birthday, natal day} the date on which a person was born

{n: birthday} an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)

{n: blip} a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption
"the market had one bad blip today"
"you can't react to the day-to-day blips"
"renewed jitters in the wake of a blip in retail sales"

{n: blotter, day book, police blotter, rap sheet, charge sheet} the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station

{n: boarding school} a private school where students are lodged and fed as well as taught
<-> day school

{n: breakfast} the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)

{n: brush, brushing} the act of brushing your teeth
"the dentist recommended two brushes a day"

{n: busman's holiday} a holiday where you do the same things you do at work

{n: calendar day, civil day} a day reckoned from midnight to midnight

{n: claim} demand for something as rightful or due
"they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"

{n: clear liquid diet} a diet of fluids with minimal residues (fat-free broth or strained fruit juices or gelatin); cannot be used for more than one day postoperative

{n: clock face, clock dial} the face of a clock showing hours and minutes of the day

{n: clock} a timepiece that shows the time of day

{n: closing price} (stock market) the price of the last transaction completed during a day's trading session

{n: closing time} the regular time of day when an establishment closes to the public

{n: closure, closedown, closing, shutdown} termination of operations
"they regretted the closure of the day care center"

{n: cloudlessness} the lightness of a sunny day when there are no clouds in the sky

{n: coffee break, tea break} a snack taken during a break in the work day
"a ten-minute coffee break"
"the British have tea breaks"

{n: colostrum, foremilk} milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition

{n: commencement day, degree day} the day on which university degrees are conferred

{n: commentator, reviewer} a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day

{n: da Gamma, Vasco da Gamma, Gamma} Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)

{n: daily double} a single bet on two horse races in the same day

{n: daily variation} fluctuations that occur between one day and the next

{n: daily} a newspaper that is published every day

{n: daisy chain} flower chain consisting of a string of daisies linked by their stems; worn by students on class day at some schools

{n: date, day of the month} the specified day of the month
"what is the date today?"

{n: date} a particular day specified as the time something happens
"the date of the election is set by law"

{n: date} the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred
"he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"

{n: dawn, dawning, morning, aurora, first light, daybreak, break of day, break of the day, dayspring, sunrise, sunup, cockcrow} the first light of day
"we got up before dawn"
"they talked until morning"
<-> sunset

{n: day boarder} a schoolchild at a boarding school who has meals at school but sleeps at home

{n: day camp} a camp providing care and activities for children during the daytime

{n: day game} a game played in daylight
<-> night game

{n: day jessamine, Cestrum diurnum} West Indian evergreen shrub having clusters of funnel-shaped white flowers that are fragrant by day

{n: day laborer, day labourer} a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages

{n: day lily, daylily} any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lilylike flowers that bloom for only a day

{n: day nursery, day care center} a nursery for the supervision of preschool children while the parents work

{n: day of the week} any one of the seven days in a week

{n: day off} a day when you are not required to work
"Thursday is his day off"

{n: day return} a return ticket (at reduced fare) for traveling both ways in the same day

{n: day school} a private school taking day students only
<-> boarding school

{n: day school} a school building without boarding facilities

{n: day school} a school giving instruction during the daytime
<-> night school

{n: day shift, day watch} workers who work during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

{n: day shift} the work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

{n: day, daytime, daylight} 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"
<-> night

{n: day, twenty-four hours, twenty-four hour period, 24-hour interval, solar day, mean solar 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"

{n: daybed, divan bed} an armless couch; a seat by day and a bed by night

{n: dayboy} a day boarder who is a boy

{n: daycare, day care} childcare during the day while parents work

{n: daygirl} a day boarder who is a girl

{n: day} a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance
"Mother's Day"

{n: day} a period of opportunity
"he deserves his day in court"
"every dog has his day"

{n: day} 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 his day"

{n: day} 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"

{n: day} 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?"

{n: day} 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"

{n: degree day} a unit used in estimating fuel requirements for heating a building

{n: digital clock} a clock that displays the time of day digitally

{n: dinner} the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday
"dinner will be at 8"
"on Sundays they had a large dinner when they returned from church"

{n: diurnal variation} fluctuations that occur during each day

{n: diversification} the condition of being varied
"that restaurant's menu lacks diversification; every day it is the same"

{n: dock, dockage, docking facility} landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out
"the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"

{n: dog-day cicada, harvest fly} its distinctive song is heard during July and August

{n: doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world} an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
"everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"
"that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"

{n: drumming} the act of playing drums
"he practiced his drumming several hours every day"

{n: dude ranch} a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)

{n: economy, saving} an act of economizing; reduction in cost
"it was a small economy to walk to work every day"
"there was a saving of 50 cents"

{n: emergence, egress, issue} the becoming visible
"not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"

{n: ephemera} something transitory; lasting a day

{n: ephemeron, ephemeral} anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form

{n: equinox} either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length

{n: evening, eve, even, eventide} the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
"he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"

{n: eve} the day before
"he always arrives on the eve of her departure"

{n: excitation, excitement} something that agitates and arouses
"he looked forward to the excitements of the day"

{n: excuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justification} a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
"he kept finding excuses to stay"
"every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"
"his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"

{n: fast day} a day designated for fasting

{n: fastnacht} doughnut traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday

{n: feast day, fete day} a day designated for feasting

{n: feria} a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated
"in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so `secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary weekday"

{n: festival} a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration

{n: field day, outing, picnic} a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering

{n: field day} (military) a day for military exercises and display

{n: field day} a day for outdoor athletic competition

{n: field day} a time of unusual pleasure and success

{n: first trimester} time period extending from the first day of the last menstrual period through 12 weeks of gestation

{n: folks} your parents
"he wrote to his folks every day"

{n: former} the first of two or the first mentioned of two
"Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today"
<-> latter

{n: frontier} a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
"the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"

{n: future date} a particular day in the future that is specified as the time something will happen

{n: genre painting} a genre depicting everyday life

{n: genus Commelina} type genus of the Commelinaceae; large genus of herbs of branching or creeping habit: day flower; widow's tears

{n: girl Friday} a female assistant who has a range of duties

{n: groundwork} preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation
"we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"

{n: half-holiday} a day on which half is free from work or duty

{n: happy hour} the time of day when a bar sells alcoholic drinks at a reduced price

{n: hemeralopia, day blindness} inability to see clearly in bright light

{n: holiday} 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"

{n: holy day of obligation} a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion

{n: homefolk} the people of your home locality (especially your own family)
"he wrote his homefolk every day"

{n: hour angle, HA} (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day

{n: hour, hr, 60 minutes} a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
"the job will take more than an hour"

{n: hour, time of day} clock time
"the hour is getting late"

{n: jumping-off place, point of departure} a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
"one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him"
"my point of departure was San Francisco"

{n: latchkey child} a school-age child who is home without adult supervision for part of the day (especially after school until a parent returns home from work)

{n: latter} the second of two or the second mentioned of two
"Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today"
<-> former

{n: law of the land} a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process
"the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'"

{n: laziness} relaxed and easy activity
"the laziness of the day helped her to relax"

{n: leap day, bissextile day, February 29} the name of the day that is added during a leap year

{n: leather fern, leatherleaf fern, ten-day fern, Rumohra adiantiformis, Polystichum adiantiformis} widely distributed fern of tropical southern hemisphere having leathery pinnatifid fronds

{n: leave, leave of absence} the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
"a ten day's leave to visit his mother"

{n: lemon lily, Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus, Hemerocallis flava} a day lily with yellow flowers

{n: lesson} a task assigned for individual study
"he did the lesson for today"

{n: letter telegram} a cheaper form of telegram that is sent abroad for delivery the next day

{n: lollipop, sucker, all-day sucker} hard candy on a stick

{n: lunar day} the period of time taken for the moon to make one full rotation on its axis (about 27.3 sidereal days)

{n: lunch, luncheon, tiffin, dejeuner} a midday meal

{n: mail, mail service, postal service, post} the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
"the mail handles billions of items every day"
"he works for the United States mail service"
"in England they call mail `the post'"

{n: major fast day} one of two major fast days on the Jewish calendar

{n: market day} a fixed day for holding a public market

{n: maypole} a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day

{n: meeting, coming together} the social act of assembling for some common purpose
"his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day"

{n: menstrual phase} the phase of the menstrual cycle during which the lining of the uterus is shed (the first day of menstrual flow is considered day 1 of the menstrual cycle)

{n: minor fast day} one of five minor fast days on the Jewish calendar

{n: morning glory} any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day

{n: morning sickness} nausea early in the day; a characteristic symptom in the early months of pregnancy

{n: morrow} the next day
"whenever he arrives she leaves on the morrow"

{n: mountain four o'clock, Mirabilis oblongifolia} leafy wildflower with lavender-pink flowers that open in the evening and remain through cool part of the next day; found in open woods or brush in mountains of southern Colorado to Arizona and into Mexico

{n: movable feast, moveable feast} a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years

{n: muezzin, muazzin, muadhdhin} the Muslim official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day

{n: name day} the feast day of a saint whose name one bears

{n: narco-state} an area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent
"this Mexican town has become a narco-state that ships 100 pounds of cocaine to the United States every day"

{n: newspaper, newsprint} cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers
"they used bales of newspaper every day"


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