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Definition of daylight noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • the light that comes from the sun during the day They emerged from the church into the bright daylight. The street looks very different in daylight. They left before daylight (= before the sun had risen). The bridge would be a prime target for enemy aircraft during daylight hours.
  • Idioms
    (in) broad daylight
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    (in) the clear light of day, when it is easy to see The robbery occurred in broad daylight, on a crowded street.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: daylight