Dai·ly, n.; pl. Dailies A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies.
Dai·ly, adv. Every day; day by day; as, a thing happens daily.
Dai·ly a. Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin.
Give us this day our daily bread. --Matt. vi. 11.
Bunyan has told us . . . that in New England his dream was the daily subject of the conversation of thousands. --Macaulay.
Syn: -- Daily, Diurnal.
Usage: Daily is Anglo-Saxon, and diurnal is Latin. The former is used in reference to the ordinary concerns of life; as, daily wants, daily cares, daily employments. The latter is appropriated chiefly by astronomers to what belongs to the astronomical day; as, the diurnal revolution of the earth.
Man hath his daily work of body or mind
Appointed, which declares his dignity,
And the regard of Heaven on all his ways. --Milton.
Half yet remains unsung, but narrower bound
Within the visible diurnal sphere. --Milton.
adj 1: 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" [syn: day-to-day, day-after-day, every
2: measured by the day or happening every day; "a daily
newspaper"; "daily chores"; "average daily wage"; "daily
n : a newspaper that is published every day
adv 1: without missing a day; "he stops by daily" [syn: every day,
2: gradually and progressively; "his health weakened day by
day" [syn: day by day]