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1. day Noun

(a) (in counting or telling time of something) jour m; every ~ tous les jours; every single ~ chaque jour; every other ~ tous les deux jours; the other ~ l'autre jour; ~ by ~, from ~ to ~ de jour en jour, quotidiennement; (on) the day that... le jour où...; X per ~, X a day X par jour; "one ~..." "un jour..."; the ~ before yesterday avant-hier; the ~ after tomorrow après-demain; the close of ~ la tombée du jour; the dish of the ~ le plat du jour; (fig) his invention never saw the light of ~ son invention n'a jamais vu le jour; (fig) "at the end of the ~..." "en fin de compte..."; (fig) to call it a ~ fermer boutique; (fig) the ~ of reckoning l'échéance fatale;

~ off jour de congé, jour de repos; working ~ jour ouvrable, jour de travail; ~ hospital hôpital de hour; ~ nursery crèche f, pouponnière f; ~ school externat; ~ tripper excursionniste mf

(b) (in describing or measuring part of a specific day experienced by somebody) journée f; all ~ (long) toute la journée; a tiring/happy/busy ~ une journée fatigante/heureuse/chargée; to work half a ~ travailler une demi-journée
(c) (in names of festivals) jour, fête f, (sometimes translated just with feminine article); Mothers' Day la fête des mères; Christmas Day le jour de Noël; April Fool's Day =le premier avril; All Saints' Day la Toussaint; St Valentine's Day la Saint-Valentin; Midsummer's Day la Saint-Jean; Holy Innocents' Day le jour des Saints-Innocents; Assumption Day (la fête de) l'Assomption; Annunciation Day l'Annonciation
(d) (fig) these ~s de nos jours

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