Dies Words: “ante meridian” to “terdiurnal”
Words that include: dies (DEE uhs), di-, die-, -diem, diurn- (Latin: day).
Don't confuse this "dies" [day] (DEE ukhs) with the verb that means "death" (DIGHZ) or the number "two".
antemeridian (A.M.) [also antemeridiem]:
1. Of or belonging to the forenoon or "morning".
2. Before midday; applicable to the hours between midnight and the following noon.
Carpe Diem, quam minimum credula postero.
"Seize the day and place no trust in tomorrow."
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
Designating physiological activity that occurs approximately every twenty-four hours, or the rhythm of such activity.
An instrument serving to tell the hour of the day, by means of the sun's shadow upon a graduated surface; a sun-dial.
1. A daily record of events or transactions, a journal; specifically, a daily record of matters affecting the writer personally, or which come under his personal observation.
2. A book prepared for keeping a daily record, or having spaces with printed dates for daily memoranda and jottings; also, applied to calendars containing daily memoranda on matters of importance to people generally, or to members of a particular profession, occupation, or pursuit.
A day on which no legal business is carried on. Literally, dies non (juridicus) is "a not juridical day".
1. The dies mali, evil, unlucky or unpropitious days, of the mediaeval calendar, called also dies Aegyptiaci, "Egipcian daies"; hence, by extension, Evil days (generally), days of disaster, gloom, or depression, the days of old age.
2. Of or belonging to the dies mali; unlucky, unpropitious.
3. Boding or bringing misfortune and disaster; unlucky, sinister, malign, fatal.
4. Of the nature of misfortune or disaster; disastrous, calamitous.
5. Of some character or an aspect that causes gloom and depression; depressingly dark, sombre, gloomy, dreary, or cheerless.
6. Of a character or aspect denoting gloom or depression; (subjectively) gloomy or miserable.
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1. Performed in or occupying one day; daily.
2. Of or belonging to each day; performed, happening, or recurring every day; daily. Of periodicals: Published or issued every day.
3. Of or belonging to the day as distinguished from the night; the opposite of nocturnal. In zoology, specifically a reference to animals active only during the day.
4. A book for daily use, a day-book, diary; especially, a record of daily occurrences, a journal.
In a diurnal way; every day; day by day; daily.
The habit of some animals, of sleeping or remaining quiescent during the day, as contrasted with their activity at night.
1. Performed, happening, or recurring every day; daily, diurnal.
2. A daily record of commercial transactions, entered as they occur, for the purpose of keeping accounts.
3. A daily newspaper or other publication; hence, by extension, any periodical publication containing news or dealing with matters of current interest in any particular sphere. Now often called specifically a "public journal".
Pertaining to or characteristic of noonday.
An amount or allowance of so much every day.
postmeridian (P.M.) [also postmeridiem]:
1. Occurring after noon or midday; of or pertaining to the afternoon.
2. After midday; applied to the hours between noon and midnight; usually abbreviated pm or p.m.
1. Of or pertaining to every day; daily.
2. A reference to an everyday character; ordinary, commonplace, trivial.
1. In astronomy, pertaining to, consisting of, or performed in, half the time between the rising and setting of a celestial body; chiefly in semi-diurnal arc.
2. Occurring every twelve hours; primarily referring to the tides.
Without any day being specified (for reassembling, resumption of business, trial of a person or cause, etc.); indefinitely.
A temporary stay at a place; a brief period of residence.
Occurring or done three times a day.