Definition of daytime in US English:



  • The time of the day between sunrise and sunset.

    ‘she was alone in the daytime’
    as modifier ‘a daytime telephone number’
    • ‘It annoys me when they turn the lights down to make you sleep, even though it's a daytime flight.’
    • ‘Mosquito nets may not be of much use since these mosquitoes bite in the daytime.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Much of the daytime is spent by the telephone waiting for bookings and confirmations.’
    • ‘In the daytime he'd hide behind the curtains, but he'd fly around the room when it got dark.’
    • ‘If I was going to be running long and hard in the daytime, I wanted a comfortable bed and good food at night.’
    • ‘If you drink alone in the daytime then you don't have to worry about embarrassing yourself in front of other people.’
    • ‘The only problem is that the residents of the area have to put up with the noise at night instead of in the daytime.’
    • ‘Children and youth loiter around during the daytime because they have nothing else to do.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Still, if this is to be my new daytime home then I thought I ought to delve a little into its famous past.’
    • ‘York's homeless community say filling the daytime hours is one of their toughest tasks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He said the daytime curfew was very restrictive and said they took a more lenient view.’
    • ‘I lie awake in fear sometimes but now, in the daytime, I cannot think of anything to be frightened of at all.’
    • ‘She forbids her husband to sit on their bed in his daytime clothes in case he pollutes the duvet.’
    • ‘Biological clocks encourage most people to be awake in the daytime and to sleep at night.’
    • ‘The weather was never as humid as in the Gold Coast, but hot during the daytime and cool in the evenings.’
    daylight, daylight hours, hours of light, hours of sunlight, broad daylight, waking hours, the waking day
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