of, done, occurring, or issued each day or each weekday: daily attendance; a daily newspaper.
computed or measured by the day: daily quota; a daily wage.

noun, plural dai·lies.

a newspaper appearing each day or each weekday.
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.
  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.


every day; day by day: She phoned the hospital daily.

Origin of daily

before 1000; late Middle English; Old English dæglīc. See day, -ly
Related formsdai·li·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for dailies

Contemporary Examples of dailies

Historical Examples of dailies

  • George, the waiter, brought two of the London dailies to our room each day.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • In this way, we were enabled to see most of the dailies published.

    Daring and Suffering:

    William Pittenger

  • And no wonder, for he represented one of the most important of the London “dailies.”

    Pickwickian Studies

    Percy Fitzgerald

  • Like the other dailies of the city it has abandoned the weekly field.

  • His name was mentioned in the Denver dailies, and his picture was in the county paper.

British Dictionary definitions for dailies


pl n

films another word for rushes



of or occurring every day or every weekdaya daily paper
earn one's daily bread to earn one's living
the daily round the usual activities of one's day

noun plural -lies

a daily publication, esp a newspaper
Also called: daily help British another name for a charwoman


every day
constantly; often

Word Origin for daily

Old English dæglīc; see day, -ly 1
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Word Origin and History for dailies



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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