dailiness

daily

[dey-lee]
adjective
1.
of, done, occurring, or issued each day or each weekday: daily attendance; a daily newspaper.
2.
computed or measured by the day: daily quota; a daily wage.
noun, plural dailies.
3.
a newspaper appearing each day or each weekday.
4.
dailies, Movies. a series of hastily printed shots from the previous day's shooting, selected by the director to be viewed for possible inclusion in the final version of the film; rushes.
5.
British.
a.
a nonresident servant who comes to work every day; a permanently employed servant who sleeps out.
b.
a person employed to do cleaning or other household work by the day.
adverb
6.
every day; day by day: She phoned the hospital daily.

Origin:
before 1000; late Middle English; Old English dæglīc. See day, -ly

dailiness, noun
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daily (ˈdeɪlɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or occurring every day or every weekday: a daily paper
2.  earn one's daily bread to earn one's living
3.  the daily round the usual activities of one's day
 
n , -lies
4.  a daily publication, esp a newspaper
5.  (Brit) another name for a charwoman Also called: daily help
 
adv
6.  every day
7.  constantly; often
 
[Old English dæglīc; see day, -ly1]

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daily
O.E. dæglic (see day). This form is known from compounds, twadæglic "happening once in two days," þreodæglic "happening once in three days;" the more usual O.E. word was dæghwamlic.
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