verb (used with object), day·light·ed or day·lit, day·light·ing.
Examples from the Web for daylit
Always, though, it was the daylit life of the town which knew him.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
Always, though it was the daylit life of the town which knew him.
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
He who had chosen the broad, daylit, unencumbered paths of universal scepticism, found himself still the bondslave of honour.The Dynamiter|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for daylit
- light from the sun
- (as modifier)daylight film
- to understand something previously obscure
- to realize that the end of a difficult task is approaching
Word Origin and History for daylit
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.
Idioms and Phrases with daylit
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)