verb (used with object), day·light·ed or day·lit, day·light·ing.
Origin of daylight
Examples from the Web for daylit
Historical Examples of daylit
Always, though, it was the daylit life of the town which knew him.Sundry Accounts
Irvin S. Cobb
He who had chosen the broad, daylit, unencumbered paths of universal scepticism, found himself still the bondslave of honour.The Dynamiter
Robert Louis Stevenson
But this speed was quickly damped as the ship shot high over broad oceans to the dull green of land ahead in the daylit zone.Invaders from the Infinite
John Wood Campbell
Always, though it was the daylit life of the town which knew him.
- light from the sun
- (as modifier)daylight film
- to understand something previously obscure
- to realize that the end of a difficult task is approaching
c.1300 (as two words from mid-12c., daies liht), from day + light (n.); its figurative sense of "clearly visible open space between two things" (1820) has been used in references to boats in a race, U.S. football running backs avoiding opposing tackles, a rider and a saddle, and the rim of a glass and the surface of the liquor. The (living) daylights that you beat out of someone were originally slang for "the eyes" (1752), extended figuratively to the vital senses.
In addition to the idiom beginning with daylight
- daylight robbery
- beat the living daylights out of
- begin to see daylight
- in broad daylight
- let daylight through
- scare out of one's wits (the living daylights out of)