Meaning of daylight saving in English:

daylight saving

Pronunciation /ˈdeɪlʌɪt ˌseɪvɪŋ/


  • A method of securing longer evening daylight during the summer by setting the clocks ahead of standard time, typically by one hour; the period during which this is in force.

    Recorded earliest in attributive use.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Register (Adelaide). From daylight + saving.