daylight

[ dey-lahyt ]
/ ˈdeɪˌlaɪt /

noun

adjective

Photography. of, relating to, or being film made for exposure by the natural light of day.

verb (used with object), day·light·ed or day·lit, day·light·ing.

to suffuse (an interior space) with artificial light or with daylight filtered through translucent materials, as roofing panels.

Idioms for daylight

    see daylight, to progress to a point where completion of a difficult task seems possible or probable.

Origin of daylight

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at day, light1

OTHER WORDS FROM daylight

pre·day·light, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for daylights (1 of 2)

daylights
/ (ˈdeɪˌlaɪts) /

pl n

consciousness or wits (esp in the phrases scare, knock, or beat the (living) daylights out of someone)

British Dictionary definitions for daylights (2 of 2)

daylight
/ (ˈdeɪˌlaɪt) /

noun

  1. light from the sun
  2. (as modifier)daylight film
the period when it is light; daytime
daybreak
see daylight
  1. to understand something previously obscure
  2. to realize that the end of a difficult task is approaching
See also daylights
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Idioms and Phrases with daylights

daylight

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