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daily

[ dey-lee ]
/ ˈdeɪ li /
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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.
  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
every day; day by day: She phoned the hospital daily.
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Origin of daily

before 1000; late Middle English; Old English dæglīc.See day, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM daily

dai·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for daily

daily
/ (ˈdeɪlɪ) /

adjective
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

Old English dæglīc; see day, -ly 1
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