daylight

noun
ADJECTIVE
broad, full

He was robbed in broad daylight.

bright
natural

I prefer to work in natural daylight.

VERB + DAYLIGHT
let in

The thin curtains let in the daylight.

keep out, shut out

The shutters were closed to keep out the daylight.

emerge into

The prisoners emerged blinking into the daylight.

DAYLIGHT + VERB
filter through sth, flood in, penetrate (sth)

A little daylight was filtering through the curtains.

He drew back the curtains and the daylight flooded in.

The daylight penetrated to the far corners of the room.

break, come

Around 6 a.m. daylight broke.

fade

The evening turned cool as daylight faded.

DAYLIGHT + NOUN
hours

The public has access during daylight hours.

PREPOSITION
before daylight

She was up before daylight.

by daylight

By daylight the fire was almost under control.

in daylight

I can see better in daylight.

into the daylight

She went back out into the daylight.

PHRASES
the hours of daylight

The machines roar incessantly during the hours of daylight.


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  • Daylight — Day light ( l[imac]t), n. 1. The light of day as opposed to the darkness of night; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or to artificial light. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The eyes. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Daylight — For other uses, see Daylight (disambiguation). World map showing the areas of the Earth receiving daylight around 13:00 UTC, April 2nd. Daylight or the light of day is the combination of all direct and indirect sunlight outdoors during the… …   Wikipedia

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