daylight definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the light of day; sunlight
- dawn; daybreak
- full understanding or knowledge of something hidden or obscure
- the approaching end of a task or an ordeal: to see daylight ahead
- Slang the eyes
- Informal consciousness: often used hyperbolically, as in
daylight definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The light of day; sunlight.
- a. Daybreak.b. Daytime.
- Exposure to public notice: corrupt business practices that were finally brought into the daylight.
- Understanding or insight into what was formerly obscure: new evidence that gave the researchers some daylight into the matter.
- Sports An opening, as between defensive players, especially one providing an opportunity for action: The running back found some daylight and gained six yards.
- daylights Slang One's wits: “His adventurism had scared the daylights out of them” (Frederick Forsyth).
daylight - Phrases/Idioms
In addition to the idiom beginning with daylight, also see beat the living daylights out of; begin to see daylight; in broad daylight; let daylight through; scare out of one's wits (the living daylights out of).
To make sufficient progress so that completion of a project seems possible.