(noun, verb)


1. the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside

Similar word(s): day, daytime

Definition categories: time, period

2. light during the daytime

Definition categories: phenomenon, light

Sentences with daylight as a noun:

- We should get home while it's still daylight.

- We had only two hours to work before daylight.

- Budgeting a spy organization can't very well be done in daylight.

- 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.

- The minimum and maximum daylights on an injection molding machine determines the sizes of the items it can make.

- We completely agree. There's no daylight between us on the issue.


1. To expose to daylight

2. (architecture) To provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows.

3. To allow light in, as by drawing drapes.

4. (landscaping, civil engineering) To run a drainage pipe to an opening from which its contents can drain away naturally.

5. (intransitive) To gain exposure to the open.

- The seam of coal daylighted at a cliff by the river.