Definition of daily in English:



  • 1[attributive] Done, produced, or occurring every day or every weekday.

    ‘a daily newspaper’
    ‘daily flights to Prague’
    • ‘A friend of mine has escaped the daily grind for a jaunt to Paris.’
    • ‘The impact for local businesses, already hit by a single daily delivery service, has been spelled out by Greater Manchester Chamber.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘High daily doses of caffeine in pregnant monkeys increase the risk of stillbirth.’
    • ‘On our daily commute to work and home, we pass people, places and objects.’
    • ‘No other media has the kind of reach that the daily newspaper has - every day.’
    • ‘If you read the daily newspaper over the past year, you would think that we were involved in a recession, if not outright depression.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At the moment, 90 % of Scots exceed the safe maximum daily intake of salt.’
    • ‘As this newspaper does its daily job, treading between different interest groups, our main concern is to freely report what happens on our patch.’
    • ‘At first sight it can seem very hard and austere, with a daily schedule comprising set periods of silence, prayer, work and recreation.’
    • ‘Several Hong Kong newspapers run daily supplements offering betting tips as well as pundits' analyses on various matches.’
    • ‘And starting tomorrow, the Evening Advertiser will be the first regional newspaper to carry his daily predictions.’
    • ‘They will offer daily flights from Gatwick after March.’
    • ‘Building and construction works on the lands are matters of almost daily routine.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘During Lent, the daily weekday Mass will be at 8am in the parish church.’
    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 rented for a daily rate’
      • ‘He was paid a daily rate - irrespective of how many hours he worked - which was presented to him by cheque at irregular intervals.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Until recently his average daily wage was $65 a day.’
      • ‘Relevant daily pay is the rate of pay that must now be used as the basis for calculating payment for holidays, sick leave etc.’
      • ‘The poor lawyers want a little rise in their daily fee.’
      • ‘Senior counsel then proved why his daily charge rate was much higher than mine.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The highest daily suicide rate actually occurs during the summer.’
      • ‘In several parts of the country, men and women were hired like contract labour on daily wages, the study pointed out.’
      • ‘He subsequently outlined the plans for a €2.40 daily rate via display of two discs.’
      • ‘All it takes is some staff training, the daily currency rate and a calculator.’
      • ‘Autorickshaw drivers demand a substantial part of one's daily earnings for a single long trip.’
      • ‘The daily studio rate for models doing commercial work is between £400 and £500.’
      • ‘Counsel agree that the calculation of the lost fees using the average daily fees for that period is as follows.’
      • ‘Temps' daily rates are agreed with their agency.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So if a barrister's daily rate was £2,500 in London, it would be £3,000 in Bermuda.’
      • ‘One would ask, upfront, what the daily rate for using electricity to plug in a PC is.’
      • ‘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’
    • ‘Started with one old-fashioned cooker in a barn, the company now produces tens of thousands of snack foods daily.’
    • ‘The site is growing by 20% per month and draws around 6,000 players daily.’
    • ‘Flossing your teeth daily (or, at a pinch, using a mouthwash) can make you 6.4 years younger.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Theoretically, that's why newspapers come out daily, so what was missed or messed up the day before can be fixed today.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The new route, which includes a brief stopover in Hong Kong, will leave twice daily every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.’
    • ‘They were instructed to take a single tablet once daily for 12 months.’
    • ‘In December 2003, a new minor injuries unit was opened at Beckenham Hospital and currently treats about 30 patients daily.’
    • ‘Some, who go to school, work for about fours hours daily.’
    • ‘He is free on $3 million bail but must attend the court hearings daily.’
    • ‘Since 1936 the palace has been used for an assortment of after-school clubs catering for about 1,400 youngsters daily.’
    • ‘Apparently, the chef changes the ice creams daily as well as the set specials.’
    • ‘Vicky was tormented daily, every single period, just because Leo Gerdin had showed some interest in her.’
    • ‘There have been periodic mass demonstrations against the occupying forces, but they are not daily and not widespread.’
    • ‘The average adult only needs about 2,000 calories daily to stay healthy.’
    • ‘The severity of influenza symptoms was recorded twice daily for 21 days on a four-point scale.’
    • ‘The facility now has a command center with satellite links that will enable it to coordinate thousands of airstrikes daily.’
    • ‘They practice religiously during the summer - up to two hours daily - and meet twice a week in the winter.’
    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.

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Looking through dailies, Capra spied a blond, squeaky voiced lady who caught his eye.’
    • ‘I said, let's just take the dailies to a movie theater and see if we can see anything or not.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 3British dated A woman who is employed to clean someone's house each day.

    • ‘Most ‘dailies’ I have known have been disastrous.’
    • ‘The Blethering Classes pretended their daily help or the woman in the corner shop was worried.’
    • ‘I hired a daily help - a pleasant middle-aged woman who agreed to keep the cottage clean and cook for me.’
    attendant, retainer
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Late Middle English: from day + -ly, -ly.