[ dey-lee ]
See synonyms for: dailydailies on Thesaurus.com

  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 dai·lies.
  1. a newspaper appearing each day or each weekday.

  2. 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. 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.

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

Origin of daily

First recorded before 1000; late Middle English; Old English dæglīc; equivalent to day + -ly

Other words from daily

  • dai·li·ness, noun

Words Nearby daily

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use daily in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for daily


/ (ˈdeɪlɪ) /

  1. of or occurring every day or every weekday: a daily paper

  2. earn one's daily bread to earn one's living

  1. the daily round the usual activities of one's day

nounplural -lies
  1. a daily publication, esp a newspaper

  2. Also called: daily help British another name for a charwoman

  1. every day

  2. constantly; often

Origin of daily

Old English dæglīc; see day, -ly 1

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012