EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective 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. . British a nonresident servant who comes to work every day; a permanently employed servant who sleeps out. a person employed to do cleaning or other household work by the day. adverb every day; day by day: She phoned the hospital daily. Origin of daily before 1000; late Middle English; Old English dæglīc.
-ly Related forms dai·li·ness, noun
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And the tired car settles down to apathy, for, after all, the incident is in its essence part of the
dailiness of New York. British Dictionary definitions for dailiness adjective of or occurring every day or every weekday a 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 adverb every day constantly; often Word Origin for daily
dæglīc; see day, -ly 1
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Word Origin and History for dailiness adj.
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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