Meaning of “daily” in the English Dictionary

"daily" in English

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dailyadverb, adjective

uk /ˈdeɪ.li/ us /ˈdeɪ.li/

A2 happening on or relating to every day:

Take the tablets twice daily.
Exercise has become part of my daily routine.
We back up our computer files at work on a daily basis.
She's looking forward to retiring and ending the daily grind (= hard, boring work or duty) of working in an office.

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dailynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdeɪ.li/ us /ˈdeɪ.li/ UK old-fashioned informal

(Definition of “daily” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"daily" in American English

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dailyadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈdeɪ·li/

happening on or relating to every day, or every working day:

Take the pills twice daily.
Exercise is part of my daily routine.

dailynoun [ C ]

us /ˈdeɪ·li/

a newspaper published every day of the week or every day except the weekend

(Definition of “daily” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"daily" in Business English

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uk /ˈdeɪli/ us

happening or done every day:

a daily meeting
Will I be involved in the management of the business on a daily basis?

existing or true for a single day:

There has been an agreement to increase the daily rate of pay for temporary staff.


uk /ˈdeɪli/ us

every day:

The new website will allow subscribers to check daily for new job listings.

(Definition of “daily” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)