daily

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English dayly, from Old English dæġlīċ, from Proto-Germanic *dagalīkaz (daily), equivalent to day +‎ -ly. Cognate with Scots dayly, daly (daily), German Low German dagelk, dagelik (daily), Dutch dagelijks (daily), German täglich (daily), Danish daglig (daily), Swedish daglig (daily), Icelandic daglegur (daily).

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daily (not comparable)

  1. That occurs every day, or at least every working day
    • Bible, Matthew vi. 11
      Give us this day our daily bread.
    • Macaulay
      Bunyan has told us [] that in New England his dream was the daily subject of the conversation of thousands.
    • Milton
      Man hath his daily work of body or mind / Appointed, which declares his dignity, / And the regard of Heaven on all his ways.
  2. diurnal, by daylight, as opposed to nightly
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daily (plural dailies)

  1. a newspaper that is published every day.
  2. (Britain) a cleaner who comes in daily.
  3. (Britain, slang) a daily disposable.
  4. (video games) A quest in a massively multiplayer online game that can be repeated every day for cumulative rewards.
  5. (US, automotive, colloquial) Shortened form of daily driver.

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  1. (US, automotive, colloquial) To drive an automobile frequently, on a daily basis, for regular and mundane tasks.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English dayly, from Old English *dæġlīċe (found only as dæġhwāmlīċe), equivalent to day +‎ -ly.

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daily (not comparable)

  1. quotidianly, every day
  2. diurnally, by daylight
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