the light produced by the sun during the day
They're shy animals and don't often come out in daylight.
The park is open to the public during daylight hours.
If possible, it's better to work in natural daylight.
➔ in broad daylightat broad1 (7)
if you put daylight between yourself and someone else, you make the distance or difference between you larger:
Now the team need to put some daylight between themselves and their rivals for the championship.
to frighten someone a lot:
It scared the living daylights out of me when the flames shot out.
to hit someone a lot and seriously hurt them
5 British English informal
a situation in which something costs you a lot more than is reasonable:
£2.50 for a cup of coffee? It's daylight robbery!