[ dey-lee ]
/ ˈdeɪ li /


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 forms

dai·li·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for dailiness

  • And the tired car settles down to apathy, for, after all, the incident is in its essence part of the dailiness of New York.

    Your United States|Arnold Bennett

British Dictionary definitions for dailiness


/ (ˈdeɪlɪ) /


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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