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daily

[dey-lee] /ˈdeɪ li/
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.
  1. a nonresident servant who comes to work every day; a permanently employed servant who sleeps out.
  2. 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
late Middle English
1000
before 1000; late Middle English; Old English dæglīc. See day, -ly
Related forms
dailiness, noun
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  • Away from the daily distractions that can get in your way.
  • Finally he called a neighbor to come over and join the daily trek.
  • Today's generation has integrated web-based technology into their daily lives.
British Dictionary definitions for daily

daily

/ˈdeɪlɪ/
adjective
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
noun (pl) -lies
4.
a daily publication, esp a newspaper
5.
(Brit) Also called daily help another name for a charwoman
adverb
6.
every day
7.
constantly; often
Word Origin
Old English dæglīc; see day, -ly1
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Word Origin and History for daily
adj.

Old English dæglic (see day). This form is known from compounds: twadæglic "happening once in two days," þreodæglic "happening once in three days;" the more usual Old English word was dæghwamlic, also dægehwelc. Cognate with German täglich.

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