A day is one of the seven twenty-four hour periods of time in a week .
the hot period of the summer reckoned in ancient times from the heliacal rising of Sirius (the Dog Star )
the number of days permitted for the loading or unloading of a ship without payment of demurrage
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too soon to tell how things will turn out
any of four groups of three days ( always Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday ) of prayer and fasting, the groups occurring after Pentecost, after the first Sunday of Lent, after the feast of St Lucy (Dec 13), and after the feast of the Holy Cross ( Sept 14)
a period of youth and inexperience
a time in the past when something was especially successful
the period between Napoleon Bonaparte's arrival in Paris from Elba on March 20, 1815, and his abdication on June 29, 1815
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April 25 (the Major Rogation ) and the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Day, observed by Christians as days of solemn supplication for the harvest and marked by processions, special prayers, and blessing of the crops
days on which ceremonies are held in station churches
Days of Awe:
the festivals of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the period of repentance in the first ten days of the Jewish new year
days on which the courts are in session
the dog days:
the hottest days of the year, which occur in July and August in the northern hemisphere
the old days:
a day nominated to celebrate victory, as in V-E Day or V-J Day in World War II
days of grace:
days permitted by custom for payment of a promissory note, bill of exchange, etc, after it falls due
end one's days:
to pass the end of one's life
good old days:
an earlier period of time regarded as better than the present
A day off is a day when you do not go to work, even though it is usually a working day.
any of the days allowed for loading or unloading a ship without payment of extra charge
a day regarded as the number of hours work one person can complete in a day
If someone has an off day, they do not perform as well as usual.
a day when someone performs well
Pay day is the day of the week or month on which you receive your wages or salary .
a day on which money is publicly solicited as for some charity, each contributor being given a tag
Ancient of Days:
a name for God, originating in the Authorized Version of the Old Testament ( Daniel 7:9)
in the old days:
In the old days means in the past, before things changed.
it is early days:
Early means near the beginning of something such as a piece of work or a process.
it's early days:
If you say about something that might be true that it is early days, you mean that it is too soon for you to be completely sure about it.
something that arouses great interest, but only for a short period
one's salad days:
If you refer to your salad days, you are referring to a period of your life when you were young and inexperienced.
the roaring days:
the period of the Australian goldrushes
the period of time, the calendar day, of 24 hours ' duration reckoned from one midnight to the next
a day during the commencement season on which the members of the graduating class in U.S. colleges and schools celebrate the completion of their course with special ceremonies
a day of leave from work that an employee is allowed to take at short notice
any of the days in the quarterly three-day period of prayer and fasting (the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, after Whitsunday, after Sept . 14, and after Dec. 13) observed in the Roman Catholic Church and other Western churches
a religious holy day, etc. observed by fasting
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a festival day
a day spent in some special outdoor activity, such as nature study or sport
In Britain, a flag day is a day on which people collect money for a charity from people in the street . People are given a small sticker to wear to show that they have given money.
a day of sports, entertainment, etc, often organized in order to raise money for a charity, cause, school, etc
A half-day is a day when you work only in the morning or in the afternoon, but not all day.
a day of celebration; festival (esp in the phrase high days and holidays )
a day on which a religious festival is observed
the middle day of the working week, usually Wednesday
February 29: the extra day added to the Gregorian calendar in a leap year