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A clear, open space.


  • From Middle English daye-lighte, dey liȝht, dailiȝt, day-liht, dai-liht, equivalent to day + light. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Deegeslucht, Daisljoacht, West Frisian deiljocht, Dutch daglicht, German Tageslicht.

All small running backs instinctively run to daylight.
He could barely see daylight through the complex clockwork.
Finally, after weeks of work on the project, they could see daylight.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'daylight':

daylightThe light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source.
daylightA light source that simulates daylight.
daylightThe intensity distribution of light over the visible spectrum generated by the Sun under various conditions or by other light sources intended to simulate natural daylight.
daylightThe period of time between sunrise and sunset.
daylightExposure to public scrutiny.
daylightThe space between platens on a press or similar machinery.
daylightEmotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement.
daylightTo expose to daylight
daylightTo provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows.
daylightTo allow light in, as by drawing drapes.
daylightTo run a drainage pipe to an opening from which its contents can drain away naturally.
daylightTo gain exposure to the open.
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