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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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     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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Day \Day\ (d[=a]), 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; -- also called
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     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,
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     3. Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by
        usage or law for work.
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     4. A specified time or period; time, considered with
        reference to the existence or prominence of a person or
        thing; age; time.
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              A man who was great among the Hellenes of his day.
                                                    (Thucyd. )
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              If my debtors do not keep their day, . . .
              I must with patience all the terms attend. --Dryden.
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     5. (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of
        contest, some anniversary, etc.
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              The field of Agincourt,
              Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus. --Shak.
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              His name struck fear, his conduct won the day.
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     Note: Day is much used in self-explaining compounds; as,
           daybreak, daylight, workday, etc.
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     Anniversary day. See Anniversary, n.
     Astronomical day, a period equal to the mean solar day, but
        beginning at noon instead of at midnight, its twenty-four
        hours being numbered from 1 to 24; also, the sidereal day,
        as that most used by astronomers.
     Born days. See under Born.
     Canicular days. See Dog day.
     Civil day, the mean solar day, used in the ordinary
        reckoning of time, and among most modern nations beginning
        at mean midnight; its hours are usually numbered in two
        series, each from 1 to 12. This is the period recognized
        by courts as constituting a day. The Babylonians and
        Hindoos began their day at sunrise, the Athenians and Jews
        at sunset, the ancient Egyptians and Romans at midnight.
     Day blindness. (Med.) See Nyctalopia.
     Day by day, or Day after day, daily; every day;
        continually; without intermission of a day. See under
        By. "Day by day we magnify thee." --Book of Common
     Days in bank (Eng. Law), certain stated days for the return
        of writs and the appearance of parties; -- so called
        because originally peculiar to the Court of Common Bench,
        or Bench (bank) as it was formerly termed. --Burrill.
     Day in court, a day for the appearance of parties in a
     Days of devotion (R. C. Ch.), certain festivals on which
        devotion leads the faithful to attend mass. --Shipley.
     Days of grace. See Grace.
     Days of obligation (R. C. Ch.), festival days when it is
        obligatory on the faithful to attend Mass. --Shipley.
     Day owl, (Zool.), an owl that flies by day. See Hawk owl.
     Day rule (Eng. Law), an order of court (now abolished)
        allowing a prisoner, under certain circumstances, to go
        beyond the prison limits for a single day.
     Day school, one which the pupils attend only in daytime, in
        distinction from a boarding school.
     Day sight. (Med.) See Hemeralopia.
     Day's work (Naut.), the account or reckoning of a ship's
        course for twenty-four hours, from noon to noon.
     From day to day, as time passes; in the course of time; as,
        he improves from day to day.
     Jewish day, the time between sunset and sunset.
     Mean solar day (Astron.), the mean or average of all the
        apparent solar days of the year.
     One day, One of these days, at an uncertain time, usually
        of the future, rarely of the past; sooner or later. "Well,
        niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband."
     Only from day to day, without certainty of continuance;
        temporarily. --Bacon.
     Sidereal day, the interval between two successive transits
        of the first point of Aries over the same meridian. The
        Sidereal day is 23 h. 56 m. 4.09 s. of mean solar time.
     To win the day, to gain the victory, to be successful. --S.
     Week day, any day of the week except Sunday; a working day.
     Working day.
        (a) A day when work may be legally done, in distinction
            from Sundays and legal holidays.
        (b) The number of hours, determined by law or custom,
            during which a workman, hired at a stated price per
            day, must work to be entitled to a day's pay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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 passengers per day" [syn:
           day, twenty-four hours, twenty-four hour period,
           24-hour interval, 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: a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance;
         "Mother's Day"
      4: 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: day, daytime,
         daylight] [ant: dark, night, nighttime]
      5: the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially
         those when you are working); "my day began early this
         morning"; "it was a busy day on the stock exchange"; "she
         called it a day and went to bed"
      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"; "he was a successful pianist in his day"
      7: 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?"
      8: 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, day]
      9: a period of opportunity; "he deserves his day in court";
         "every dog has his day"
      10: United States writer best known for his autobiographical
          works (1874-1935) [syn: Day, Clarence Day, Clarence
          Shepard Day Jr.]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "day":
     International Date Line, Platonic year, abundant year,
     academic year, aeon, age, annum, annus magnus, antedate,
     bissextile year, broad day, calendar month, calendar year, century,
     common year, cycle, cycle of indiction, date, date line, datemark,
     dawn, day glow, daylight, dayshine, daytide, daytime, decade,
     decennary, decennium, defective year, dusk, epoch, era,
     fateful moment, fiscal year, fortnight, full sun, generation,
     great year, green flash, heyday, hour, indiction, instant,
     interval, juncture, kairos, leap year, lifetime, light,
     light of day, lunar month, lunar year, lunation, luster, lustrum,
     man-hour, microsecond, midday sun, millennium, millisecond, minute,
     moment, moment of truth, month, moon, noonlight, noontide light,
     period, point, point of time, postdate, pregnant moment, prime,
     psychological moment, quarter, quinquennium, ray of sunshine,
     regular year, season, second, semester, session, shine,
     sidereal year, solar year, space, span, spell, stage, stretch, sun,
     sun spark, sunbeam, sunbreak, sunburst, sunlight, sunshine, term,
     time, time lag, trimester, twelvemonth, twilight, week, weekday,
     while, year

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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
       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 Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DAY. A division of time. It is natural, and then it consists of twenty-four 
  hours, or the space of time which elapses while the earth makes a complete 
  revolution on its axis; or artificial, which contains the time, from the 
  rising until the setting of the sun, and a short time before rising and 
  after setting. Vide Night; and Co. Lit. 135, a. 
       2. Days are sometimes calculated exclusively, as when an act required 
  that an appeal should be made within twenty days after a decision. 3 Penna. 
  200; 3 B. & A. 581; 15 Serg. & Rawle, 43. In general, if a thing is to be 
  done within such a time after such a fact, the day of the fact shall be 
  taken inclusively. Hob. 139; Doug. 463;  3 T. R. 623; Com. Dig. Temps, A; 3 
  East, 407. 
       3. The law, generally, rejects fractions of days, but in some cases it 
  takes notice of such parts. 2 B. & A. 586. Vide Date. 
       4. By the custom of some places, the word day's is understood to be 
  working days, and not including Sundays. 3 Espin. N. P. C. 121. Vide, 
  generally, 2 Chit. Bl. 141, note 3; 1 Chit. Pr. 774, 775; 3 Chit. Pr. 110; 
  Lill. Reg. h. t; 1 Rop. Leg. 518; 15 Vin. Ab. 554; Dig. 33, 1, 2; Dig. 50, 
  16, 2, 1; Id. 2, 12, 8; and articles Hour; Month; Year. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  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

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Day -- U.S. County in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    6267
     Housing Units (2000): 3618
     Land area (2000):     1028.574329 sq. miles (2663.995168 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    62.634335 sq. miles (162.222176 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1091.208664 sq. miles (2826.217344 sq. km)
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             45.373992 N, 97.572474 W
      Day, SD
      Day County
      Day County, SD

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