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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English daies, dawes, from Old English dagas, from Proto-Germanic *dagōs, *dagōz, plural of *dagaz, equivalent to day +‎ -s (plural ending).



  1. plural of day
  2. A particular time or period of vague extent.
    Things were more relaxed in Grandpa's days.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
      In the old days, […], he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned. But he had then none of the oddities and mannerisms which I hold to be inseparable from genius, and which struck my attention in after days when I came in contact with the Celebrity.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, in A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      He read the letter aloud. Sophia listened with the studied air of one for whom, even in these days, a title possessed some surreptitious allurement.
    • 2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      The [Washington] Post's proprietor through those turbulent [Watergate] days, Katharine Graham, held a double place in Washington’s hierarchy: at once regal Georgetown hostess and scrappy newshound, ready to hold the establishment to account. That is a very American position.
  3. Life.
    That's how he ended his days.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English daies, from Old English dæġes (by day), from Proto-Germanic *dagas, *dagis, genitive of *dagaz, equivalent to day +‎ -s (adverbial ending).


days (not comparable)

  1. During the day.
    She works days at the garage.





  1. plural of day