daylight: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dā'līt"), [key]
— n., adj., v., -light•ed -lit, -light•ing.
  1. the light of day: At the end of the tunnel they could see daylight.
  2. public knowledge or awareness; openness: The newspaper article brought the scandal out into the daylight.
  3. the period of day; daytime.
  4. daybreak; dawn.
  5. a clear space between any two parts that should be close together, as between the jambs of the opening of a doorway or the knees of a horseback rider and a saddle.
  6. mental soundness; consciousness; wits: The noise scared the daylights out of us.
  7. to progress to a point where completion of a difficult task seems possible or probable.
  1. of, pertaining to, or being film made for exposure by the natural light of day.
  1. to suffuse (an interior space) with artificial light or with daylight filtered through translucent materials, as roofing panels.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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