occurring each day; daily: day-to-day chores; day-to-day worries.
concerned only with immediate needs or desires without preparation for the future.

Origin of day-to-day

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for day-to-day

Contemporary Examples of day-to-day

Historical Examples of day-to-day

  • But the day-to-day existence must be kept in mind meanwhile.

    Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer

    George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)

  • This is the day-to-day existence in places as far apart as Moscow and the Balkans.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • They give a day-to-day picture of the life of Rome and also of the man who wrote them.

    Ancient Rome

    Mary Agnes Hamilton

  • The system of controls circumscribed individual freedoms and reached nearly every facet of day-to-day life.

  • It is a point of honour among us to know every kink and crotchet of day-to-day working.

    An Ocean Tramp

    William McFee

British Dictionary definitions for day-to-day



routine; everydayday-to-day chores
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