1 the light of day.
2 dawn (before daylight).
3 a openness, publicity. b open knowledge.
4 a visible gap or interval, e.g. between boats in a race.
5 (usu. in pl.) sl. one's life or consciousness (orig. the internal organs) esp. as representing vulnerability to fear, attack, etc. (scared the daylights out of me; beat the living daylights out of them).
Phrases and idioms:
daylight robbery colloq. a blatantly excessive charge. daylight saving the achieving of longer evening daylight, esp. in summer, by setting the time an hour ahead of the standard time. see daylight begin to understand what was previously obscure.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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daylight — ► NOUN 1) the natural light of the day. 2) dawn. 3) visible distance between one person or thing and another. 4) (the (living) daylights) life: he beat the living daylights out of them. ● see daylight Cf. ↑see daylight … English terms dictionary
daylight — [dā′līt΄] n. 1. the light of day; sunlight 2. dawn; daybreak 3. full understanding or knowledge of something hidden or obscure 4. the approaching end of a task or an ordeal [to see daylight ahead] 5. [pl.] [Old Slang] Slang former the eyes 6 … English World dictionary
Daylight — Day light ( l[imac]t), n. 1. The light of day as opposed to the darkness of night; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or to artificial light. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The eyes. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Daylight — Daylight. См. Просвет. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) … Словарь металлургических терминов
daylight — c.1300 (as two words from mid 12c., daies liht), from DAY (Cf. day) + LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.); its figurative sense of clearly visible open space between two things (1820) has been used in references to boats in a race, U.S. football running backs … Etymology dictionary
daylight — [n] light part of 24 hours aurora, dawn, day, daybreak, daytime, during the day, light, light of day, sunlight, sunrise, sunshine; concept 810 Ant. darkness, evening, night, sunset … New thesaurus
Daylight — For other uses, see Daylight (disambiguation). World map showing the areas of the Earth receiving daylight around 13:00 UTC, April 2nd. Daylight or the light of day is the combination of all direct and indirect sunlight outdoors during the… … Wikipedia
daylight — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, full ▪ He was robbed in broad daylight. ▪ bright ▪ natural ▪ I prefer to work in natural daylight … Collocations dictionary
Daylight — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Daylight … Deutsch Wikipedia
daylight — day|light [ˈdeılaıt] n [U] 1.) the light produced by the sun during the day in daylight ▪ They re shy animals and don t often come out in daylight. ▪ The park is open to the public during daylight hours . ▪ If possible, it s better to work in… … Dictionary of contemporary English
daylight — [[t]de͟ɪlaɪt[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Daylight is the natural light that there is during the day, before it gets dark. It was still daylight but all the cars had their headlights on... Lack of daylight can make people feel depressed. Ant: night 2) N… … English dictionary