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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sidereal  \Si*de"re*al\,  a.  [L.  sidereus,  from  sidus,  sideris  a 
  constellation,  a  star.  Cf  {Sideral},  {Consider},  {Desire}.] 
  1.  Relating  to  the  stars;  starry;  astral;  as  sidereal 
  astronomy. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  Measuring  by  the  apparent  motion  of  the  stars; 
  designated,  marked  out  or  accompanied,  by  a  return  to  the 
  same  position  in  respect  to  the  stars;  as  the  sidereal 
  revolution  of  a  planet;  a  sidereal  day 
 
  {Sidereal  clock},  {day},  {month},  {year}.  See  under  {Clock}, 
  {Day},  etc 
 
  {Sideral  time},  time  as  reckoned  by  sideral  days,  or  taking 
  the  sidereal  day  as  the  unit,  the  time  elapsed  since  a 
  transit  of  the  vernal  equinox,  reckoned  in  parts  of  a 
  sidereal  day  This  is  strictly,  apparent  sidereal  time, 
  mean  sidereal  time  being  reckoned  from  the  transit,  not  of 
  the  true,  but  of  the  mean  equinoctial  point. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Day  \Day\,  n.  [OE.  day  dai,,  dei,  AS  d[ae]g;  akin  to  OS.,  D., 
  Dan.,  &  Sw  dag,  G,  tag,  Icel.  dagr,  Goth.  dags;  cf  Skr.  dah 
  (for  dhagh  ?)  to  burn.  [root]69.  Cf  {Dawn}.] 
  1.  The  time  of  light,  or  interval  between  one  night  and  the 
  next  the  time  between  sunrise  and  sunset,  or  from  dawn  to 
  darkness;  hence  the  light;  sunshine. 
 
  2.  The  period  of  the  earth's  revolution  on  its  axis.  -- 
  ordinarily  divided  into  twenty-four  hours.  It  is  measured 
  by  the  interval  between  two  successive  transits  of  a 
  celestial  body  over  the  same  meridian,  and  takes  a 
  specific  name  from  that  of  the  body.  Thus  if  this  is  the 
  sun,  the  day  (the  interval  between  two  successive  transits 
  of  the  sun's  center  over  the  same  meridian)  is  called  a 
  {solar  day};  if  it  is  a  star,  a  {sidereal  day};  if  it  is 
  the  moon,  a  {lunar  day}.  See  {Civil  day},  {Sidereal  day}, 
  below. 
 
  3.  Those  hours,  or  the  daily  recurring  period,  allotted  by 
  usage  or  law  for  work 
 
  4.  A  specified  time  or  period;  time,  considered  with 
  reference  to  the  existence  or  prominence  of  a  person  or 
  thing  age;  time. 
 
  A  man  who  was  great  among  the  Hellenes  of  his  day 
  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.  ) 
 
  If  my  debtors  do  not  keep  their  day  .  .  .  I  must 
  with  patience  all  the  terms  attend.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  (Preceded  by  the)  Some  day  in  particular,  as  some  day  of 
  contest,  some  anniversary,  etc 
 
  The  field  of  Agincourt,  Fought  on  the  day  of  Crispin 
  Crispianus  --Shak. 
 
  His  name  struck  fear,  his  conduct  won  the  day 
  --Roscommon. 
 
  Note:  Day  is  much  used  in  self-explaining  compounds;  as 
  daybreak,  daylight,  workday,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  day 
  n  1:  time  for  Earth  to  make  a  complete  rotation  on  its  axis;  "two 
  days  later  they  left";  "they  put  on  two  performances 
  every  day";  "there  are  30,000  passangers  per  day"  [syn: 
  {twenty-four  hours},  {solar  day},  {mean  solar  day}] 
  2:  some  point  or  period  in  time;  "it  should  arrive  any  day 
  now";  "after  that  day  she  never  trusted  him  again";  "those 
  were  the  days";  "these  days  it  is  not  unusual" 
  3:  the  time  after  sunrise  and  before  sunset  while  it  is  light 
  outside;  "the  dawn  turned  night  into  day";  "it  is  easier 
  to  make  the  repairs  in  the  daytime"  [syn:  {daytime},  {daylight}] 
  [ant:  {night}] 
  4:  a  day  assigned  to  a  particular  purpose  or  observance; 
  "Mother's  Day" 
  5:  the  recurring  hours  established  by  contract  or  usage  for 
  work  "it  was  a  busy  day  on  the  stock  exchange" 
  6:  an  era  of  existence  or  influence;  "in  the  day  of  the 
  dinosaurs";  "in  the  days  of  the  Roman  Empire";  "in  the 
  days  of  sailing  ships" 
  7:  a  period  of  opportunity;  "he  deserves  his  day  in  court"; 
  "every  dog  has  his  day" 
  8:  the  period  of  time  taken  by  a  particular  planet  (e.g.  Mars) 
  to  make  a  complete  rotation  on  its  axis;  "how  long  is  a 
  day  on  Jupiter?" 
  9:  the  time  for  one  complete  rotation  of  the  earth  relative  to 
  a  particular  star,  about  4  minutes  shorter  than  a  mean 
  solar  day  [syn:  {sidereal  day}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Day  FL 
  Zip  code(s):  32013 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Day 
  The  Jews  reckoned  the  day  from  sunset  to  sunset  (Lev.  23:32).  It 
  was  originally  divided  into  three  parts  (Ps.  55:17).  "The  heat 
  of  the  day"  (1  Sam.  11:11;  Neh.  7:3)  was  at  our  nine  o'clock, 
  and  "the  cool  of  the  day"  just  before  sunset  (Gen.  3:8).  Before 
  the  Captivity  the  Jews  divided  the  night  into  three  watches,  (1) 
  from  sunset  to  midnight  (Lam.  2:19);  (2)  from  midnight  till  the 
  cock-crowing  (Judg.  7:19);  and  (3)  from  the  cock-crowing  till 
  sunrise  (Ex.  14:24).  In  the  New  Testament  the  division  of  the 
  Greeks  and  Romans  into  four  watches  was  adopted  (Mark  13:35). 
  (See  {WATCHES}.) 
 
  The  division  of  the  day  by  hours  is  first  mentioned  in  Dan. 
  3:6,  15;  4:19;  5:5.  This  mode  of  reckoning  was  borrowed  from  the 
  Chaldeans  The  reckoning  of  twelve  hours  was  from  sunrise  to 
  sunset,  and  accordingly  the  hours  were  of  variable  length  (John 
  11:9). 
 
  The  word  day"  sometimes  signifies  an  indefinite  time  (Gen. 
  2:4;  Isa.  22:5;  Heb.  3:8,  etc.).  In  Job  3:1  it  denotes  a 
  birthday,  and  in  Isa.  2:12,  Acts  17:31,  and  2  Tim.  1:18,  the 
  great  day  of  final  judgment. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DAY  n.  A  period  of  twenty-four  hours,  mostly  misspent.  This  period 
  is  divided  into  two  parts  the  day  proper  and  the  night,  or  day 
  improper  --  the  former  devoted  to  sins  of  business,  the  latter 
  consecrated  to  the  other  sort.  These  two  kinds  of  social  activity 
  overlap. 
 
 




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