Definition of daylight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdeɪlaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪlaɪt//
[uncountable] The sun and the moon
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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. Wordfinderdaylight, eclipse, equinox, ray, rise, solar, solstice, the sun, twilight, the universe See related entries: The sun and the moon
  • Extra examples Around 6 a.m. daylight broke. By daylight the fire was almost under control. He drew back the curtains and the daylight flooded in. He was robbed in broad daylight. I can see better in daylight. I prefer to work in natural daylight. She was up before daylight. She went back out into the daylight. The daylight penetrated to the far corners of the room. The evening turned cool as daylight faded. The machines roar incessantly during the hours of daylight. The prisoners emerged blinking into the daylight. The public has access during daylight hours. The shutters were closed to keep out the daylight. The thin curtains let in the daylight. The robbery occurred in broad daylight. They left before daylight.Idioms (in) the clear light of day, when it is easy to see The robbery occurred in broad daylight, in a crowded street. (informal) the fact of somebody charging too much money for something You wouldn't believe some of the prices they charge; it's daylight robbery. See related entries: The sun and the moon
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