Definition of daytime in English:



  • The time of the day between sunrise and sunset.

    ‘she was alone in the daytime’
    [as modifier] ‘a daytime telephone number’
    • ‘If I was going to be running long and hard in the daytime, I wanted a comfortable bed and good food at night.’
    • ‘The only problem is that the residents of the area have to put up with the noise at night instead of in the daytime.’
    • ‘York's homeless community say filling the daytime hours is one of their toughest tasks.’
    • ‘Santa Lucia has been set up as a family place that could serve as a cafe in the daytime and a restaurant in the evening.’
    • ‘The weather was never as humid as in the Gold Coast, but hot during the daytime and cool in the evenings.’
    • ‘It annoys me when they turn the lights down to make you sleep, even though it's a daytime flight.’
    • ‘During the daytime, this route does not go as far as Manchester - so what use is it?’
    • ‘The courses run in the daytime, evenings and weekends at different times and venues to suit all.’
    • ‘In the daytime he'd hide behind the curtains, but he'd fly around the room when it got dark.’
    • ‘If you drink alone in the daytime then you don't have to worry about embarrassing yourself in front of other people.’
    • ‘Children and youth loiter around during the daytime because they have nothing else to do.’
    • ‘Mosquito nets may not be of much use since these mosquitoes bite in the daytime.’
    • ‘Still, if this is to be my new daytime home then I thought I ought to delve a little into its famous past.’
    • ‘I lie awake in fear sometimes but now, in the daytime, I cannot think of anything to be frightened of at all.’
    • ‘Biological clocks encourage most people to be awake in the daytime and to sleep at night.’
    • ‘Much of the daytime is spent by the telephone waiting for bookings and confirmations.’
    • ‘She forbids her husband to sit on their bed in his daytime clothes in case he pollutes the duvet.’
    • ‘He said the daytime curfew was very restrictive and said they took a more lenient view.’
    • ‘Please include your name, address, a daytime telephone number and email address if you have one.’
    • ‘He was on Radio One on Monday morning and invited on a daytime television chat show on Tuesday.’
    daytime, daylight, daylight hours, hours of light, hours of sunlight, broad daylight, waking hours, the waking day
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