Definition of daily in English:



  • 1Done, produced, or occurring every day or every weekday.

    ‘a daily newspaper’
    • ‘They will offer daily flights from Gatwick after March.’
    • ‘No other media has the kind of reach that the daily newspaper has - every day.’
    • ‘On our daily commute to work and home, we pass people, places and objects.’
    • ‘Another interesting parade is the once or twice daily routine of "pet dogs" being walked past her place.’
    • ‘I don't see where anything has changed in anyone's daily living.’
    • ‘As this newspaper does its daily job, treading between different interest groups, our main concern is to freely report what happens on our patch.’
    • ‘Following his daily routine, he sat by the river for a while.’
    • ‘For the next year it ran as a daily programme on weekday mornings.’
    • ‘During Lent, the daily weekday Mass will be at 8am in the parish church.’
    • ‘And starting tomorrow, the Evening Advertiser will be the first regional newspaper to carry his daily predictions.’
    • ‘If you read the daily newspaper over the past year, you would think that we were involved in a recession, if not outright depression.’
    • ‘Building and construction works on the lands are matters of almost daily routine.’
    • ‘At the moment, 90 % of Scots exceed the safe maximum daily intake of salt.’
    • ‘At first sight it can seem very hard and austere, with a daily schedule comprising set periods of silence, prayer, work and recreation.’
    • ‘The impact for local businesses, already hit by a single daily delivery service, has been spelled out by Greater Manchester Chamber.’
    • ‘High daily doses of caffeine in pregnant monkeys increase the risk of stillbirth.’
    • ‘It is not unusual for a vessel's projected departure dates and times to change on an almost daily basis over a period of days or even weeks.’
    • ‘Several Hong Kong newspapers run daily supplements offering betting tips as well as pundits' analyses on various matches.’
    • ‘A friend of mine has escaped the daily grind for a jaunt to Paris.’
    • ‘But the company plans to ground five aircraft and reduce its activity by a fifth, including cutting three daily flights to the US and Canada.’
    done every day, occurring every day, produced every day, everyday, day-to-day, quotidian
    diurnal, circadian
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    1. 1.1Relating to the period of a single day.
      ‘boats can be hired for a daily rate’
      • ‘In Grampian two orthodontists have carried out 10 extra clinics while a general surgeon has held two clinics, all at three times their daily rate.’
      • ‘Senior counsel then proved why his daily charge rate was much higher than mine.’
      • ‘Relevant daily pay is the rate of pay that must now be used as the basis for calculating payment for holidays, sick leave etc.’
      • ‘All it takes is some staff training, the daily currency rate and a calculator.’
      • ‘A new method of calculating costs should be devised, with barristers paid on a monthly or yearly basis, or for work done, rather than a daily rate.’
      • ‘The TV work isn't as glamorous as it sounds, he warns, citing early starts, long days and only a basic daily pay rate of around £70.’
      • ‘One would ask, upfront, what the daily rate for using electricity to plug in a PC is.’
      • ‘Until recently his average daily wage was $65 a day.’
      • ‘He subsequently outlined the plans for a €2.40 daily rate via display of two discs.’
      • ‘So if a barrister's daily rate was £2,500 in London, it would be £3,000 in Bermuda.’
      • ‘In several parts of the country, men and women were hired like contract labour on daily wages, the study pointed out.’
      • ‘The poor lawyers want a little rise in their daily fee.’
      • ‘Autorickshaw drivers demand a substantial part of one's daily earnings for a single long trip.’
      • ‘He was paid a daily rate - irrespective of how many hours he worked - which was presented to him by cheque at irregular intervals.’
      • ‘Currently fish drying is carried out in the unorganised sector by women in rural areas who work for local agents on piece rates or on daily wages.’
      • ‘The daily studio rate for models doing commercial work is between £400 and £500.’
      • ‘The highest daily suicide rate actually occurs during the summer.’
      • ‘Temps' daily rates are agreed with their agency.’
      • ‘Counsel agree that the calculation of the lost fees using the average daily fees for that period is as follows.’
      • ‘Under last year's agreement, the daily wage rate was 98 rupees with an attendance allowance of 14 rupees.’


  • Every day.

    ‘the museum is open daily’
    • ‘She used to visit the parks daily, sometimes twice a day.’
    • ‘It will be the duty of the depositors to verify daily whether the bank is opened daily or not.’
    • ‘Started with one old-fashioned cooker in a barn, the company now produces tens of thousands of snack foods daily.’
    • ‘Flossing your teeth daily (or, at a pinch, using a mouthwash) can make you 6.4 years younger.’
    • ‘There have been periodic mass demonstrations against the occupying forces, but they are not daily and not widespread.’
    • ‘The facility now has a command center with satellite links that will enable it to coordinate thousands of airstrikes daily.’
    • ‘Apparently, the chef changes the ice creams daily as well as the set specials.’
    • ‘The average adult only needs about 2,000 calories daily to stay healthy.’
    • ‘The site is growing by 20% per month and draws around 6,000 players daily.’
    • ‘Tonnes of flowers are sold on a daily basis in this bustling market, each trader selling a minimum of 1,000 kg of flowers daily.’
    • ‘Some, who go to school, work for about fours hours daily.’
    • ‘The new route, which includes a brief stopover in Hong Kong, will leave twice daily every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.’
    • ‘Since 1936 the palace has been used for an assortment of after-school clubs catering for about 1,400 youngsters daily.’
    • ‘They were instructed to take a single tablet once daily for 12 months.’
    • ‘Theoretically, that's why newspapers come out daily, so what was missed or messed up the day before can be fixed today.’
    • ‘Vicky was tormented daily, every single period, just because Leo Gerdin had showed some interest in her.’
    • ‘In December 2003, a new minor injuries unit was opened at Beckenham Hospital and currently treats about 30 patients daily.’
    • ‘They practice religiously during the summer - up to two hours daily - and meet twice a week in the winter.’
    • ‘The severity of influenza symptoms was recorded twice daily for 21 days on a four-point scale.’
    • ‘He is free on $3 million bail but must attend the court hearings daily.’
    every day, seven days a week
    once a day, day after day, day by day, per diem
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  • 1A newspaper published every day except Sunday.

    ‘the trial was reported in all the popular dailies’
    • ‘The Sinhala daily, Lankadeepa, published a 25 column-inch story based on an interview with Wije Dias.’
    • ‘The newly combined firm became the third largest newspaper company with 11 dailies - three in the three largest cities.’
    • ‘The print campaign will appear in key pan-Arabic dailies, weeklies and monthly magazines reaching an estimated three million people.’
    • ‘For no other reason than to sell newspapers, both dailies put Azania on the cover.’
    • ‘And we will find that audience taking over the responsibilities now exercised by a handful of critics on local dailies or weeklies or monthlies.’
    • ‘Urdu dailies and monthlies are published in America especially in California.’
    • ‘Although Aiko's birth made banner headlines in the country's dailies and magazines, journalists have, by and large, followed a strict code of self-discipline.’
    • ‘In the 90s, TOI's second morning daily The Independent went free with the Economic Times for almost a year.’
    • ‘He owns a personal library which receives several Urdu dailies, weeklies and monthlies published in different parts of the country.’
    • ‘We have, within less than forty miles of the Journal's front door, seventeen weekly competing newspapers and seven dailies.’
    • ‘The Independent newspapers own the London daily and Sunday along with the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life.’
    • ‘According to the Italian daily La Repubblica, he was there to press the details of the Niger-uranium story.’
    • ‘The French daily Le Figaro says that the second rejection confirms the breadth of the European crisis.’
    • ‘In our statement on the president's speech, we noted the comments of the British daily, the Guardian, published on January 30.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the right-wing daily Le Figaro concentrates on the security measures implemented in France.’
    • ‘Like newspapers worldwide, French dailies have been hit hard by an advertising downturn.’
    • ‘Indian Express Newspapers publishes dailies with a combined readership of more than 5 million, including the highly influential Indian Express and Financial Express.’
    • ‘This information had been included in the story in the local weekly paper but not in the national dailies or the Sunday papers.’
    • ‘The 60 Minutes exchange is very familiar to readers of Arab newspapers, college dailies, and liberal journals of opinion.’
    • ‘Turkey and Christmas pudding took their seasonal toll on newspaper circulation in December, with most dailies and Sunday titles shedding tens of thousands of sales.’
    periodical, publication, magazine, gazette, digest, professional organ, review, newsletter, news-sheet, bulletin
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  • 2British dated A woman who is employed to clean someone else's house each day.

    • ‘Most ‘dailies’ I have known have been disastrous.’
    • ‘I hired a daily help - a pleasant middle-aged woman who agreed to keep the cottage clean and cook for me.’
    • ‘The Blethering Classes pretended their daily help or the woman in the corner shop was worried.’
    attendant, retainer
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  • 3The first prints from cinematographic takes; the rushes.

    ‘as a co-producer he has to view the dailies’
    • ‘He directly influenced the flow of specific scenes in the dailies, but he was not present for the final cutting.’
    • ‘Then, she got fired off her next picture, Bad Girls, after the studio saw the dailies.’
    • ‘Roberto and our other producer had basically convinced me not to watch dailies, yet I was heading up the production and giving out the paychecks.’
    • ‘I said, let's just take the dailies to a movie theater and see if we can see anything or not.’
    • ‘Looking through dailies, Capra spied a blond, squeaky voiced lady who caught his eye.’


Late Middle English: from day + -ly, -ly.