Dai"ly (?), a. [AS. daeglic; daeg day + -lic like. See Day.]

Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin.

Give us this day our daily bread. Matt. vi. 11.

Bunyan has told us . . . that in New England his dream was the daily subject of the conversation of thousands. Macaulay.

Syn. -- Daily, Diurnal. Daily is Anglo-Saxon, and diurnal is Latin. The former is used in reference to the ordinary concerns of life; as, daily wants, daily cares, daily employments. The latter is appropriated chiefly by astronomers to what belongs to the astronomical day; as, the diurnal revolution of the earth.

Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed, which declares his dignity, And the regard of Heaven on all his ways. Milton.

Half yet remains unsung, but narrower bound Within the visible diurnal sphere. Milton.


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Dai"ly, n.; pl. Dailies ().

A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies.


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Dai"ly, adv.

Every day; day by day; as, a thing happens daily.


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