[adjective ev-ree-dey; noun ev-ree-dey]
- of or relating to every day; daily: an everyday occurrence.
- of or for ordinary days, as contrasted with Sundays, holidays, or special occasions: everyday clothes.
- such as is met with every day; ordinary; commonplace: a placid, everyday scene.
- the routine or ordinary day or occasion: We use inexpensive plates for everyday.
Origin of everyday
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Related Wordsmundane, prosaic, commonplace, normal, ordinary, frequent, usual, workaday, accustomed, average, conventional, customary, daily, dull, familiar, habitual, informal, lowly, mainstream, middle-of-the-road
Examples from the Web for everyday
In Guinea, just 42 percent of the population aged 15-24 can both read and write a “short simple statement” in their everyday life.The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids
December 11, 2014
After three weeks of high-energy crisis management, Pragnell returned to his everyday office work.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
The everyday stress, wondering if the other shoe was going to drop and I was going to be outed, is what led to me outing myself.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All
November 26, 2014
Not until someone catches on video one small glimpse of your everyday reality and even then, can you get justice?‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson
November 26, 2014
ISIS, the more common name for the so-called Islamic State, is a threat to everyday Americans.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!
November 2, 2014
Nay, my dears, why blush at being detected in your everyday pursuits?Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Your experience of the everyday language of the common people may be that it is not poetical.A Dish Of Orts
When I use the word simplicity, I allude, of course, to everyday cooking.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
But in everyday life in what an uncompromising way they oppose each other!
Everyday influences, even the smallest and most dissimulated, are often the most efficacious.
- happening each day; daily
- commonplace or usual; ordinary
- suitable for or used on ordinary days as distinct from Sundays or special days
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Word Origin and History for everyday
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