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See also: daylights
- The light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source.
- A light source that simulates daylight.
- (countable, photometry) The intensity distribution of light over the visible spectrum generated by the Sun under various conditions or by other light sources intended to simulate natural daylight.
- The period of time between sunrise and sunset.
- We should get home while it's still daylight.
- We had only two hours to work before daylight.
- 1835, Sir John Ross, Sir James Clark Ross, Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Volume 1, pp.284-5
- Towards the following morning, the thermometer fell to 5°; and at daylight, there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction.
- Exposure to public scrutiny.
- Budgeting a spy organization can't very well be done in daylight.
- A clear, open space.
- All small running backs instinctively run to daylight.
- He could barely see daylight through the complex clockwork.
- Finally, after weeks of work on the project, they could see daylight.
- (countable, machinery) The space between platens on a press or similar machinery.
- The minimum and maximum daylights on an injection molding machine determines the sizes of the items it can make.
- (idiomatic) Emotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement.
- We completely agree. There's no daylight between us on the issue.
light from the Sun
light source that simulates daylight
photometry: natural daylight's intensity distribution of light over the visible spectrum
period of time between sunrise and sunset
daybreak — see daybreak
machinery: space between
- To expose to daylight
- (architecture) To provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows.
- To allow light in, as by drawing drapes.
- (landscaping, civil engineering) To run a drainage pipe to an opening from which its contents can drain away naturally.
- (intransitive) To gain exposure to the open.
- The seam of coal daylighted at a cliff by the river.