The light of day as opposed to the darkness of night; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or to artificial light.
- The light of day; sunlight.
- Exposure to public notice: corrupt business practices that were finally brought into the daylight.
- Understanding or insight into what was formerly obscure: new evidence that gave the researchers some daylight into the matter.
- Sports An opening, as between defensive players, especially one providing an opportunity for action: The running back found some daylight and gained six yards.
- Slang One's wits: "His adventurism had scared the daylights out of them” ( Frederick Forsyth).
- see daylight To make sufficient progress so that completion of a project seems possible.