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noun day pronunciation in British English /deɪ/
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pluraldays
  1. 1
    [countable] one of the periods of time that a week is divided into, equal to 24 hours
    We’re going away for five days.
    The animals are kept inside for 14 hours a day.
    24 hours a day (=during the whole of the day and night): The shop is open 24 hours a day.
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    1. a.
      [countable] [usually singular] the period of time when you are awake and doing things
      every day: You should try to go for a walk every day.
      all day (long): What do you do at home all day?
      a bad/hard/long day (=a difficult or unpleasant day): She came home exhausted after a hard day at the office.
      a day off (=a day when you do not work): I’ve got a day off next week.
      a day out (=a day when you go out somewhere for fun or enjoyment): All children enjoy a day out at the fair.
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  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the period of time when it is light outside
    There was not enough of the day left to finish the game.
    during the day: The restaurant is only open during the day.
    by day (=during the day): By day he is a banker, but by night he sings in a club.
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  3. 3
    [singular] a period of time in the past or future
    We look forward to the day when nuclear weapons will no longer exist.
    the day will/may/might come (when): The day may come when our air becomes too polluted to breathe.
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    days

    [plural] a period of time when you are doing a particular thing, or when something is happening or is successful
    I think my days as a footballer are coming to an end.
    That was back in the days of the horse and cart.
    the early days of something: She became famous in the early days of television.
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