Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

quotidian

play
adjective quo·tid·i·an \kwō-ˈti-dē-ən\

Simple Definition of quotidian

  • : ordinary or very common

  • : done each day

Full Definition of quotidian

  1. 1 :  occurring every day <quotidian fever>

  2. 2 a :  belonging to each day :  everyday <quotidian routine> b :  commonplace, ordinary <quotidian drabness>

quotidian noun

Examples of quotidian

  1. <not content with the quotidian quarrels that other couples had, they had rows that shook the entire neighborhood>

  2. <plagued by a quotidian coughing fit, the result of years of smoking>



Origin of quotidian

Middle English cotidian, from Anglo-French, from Latin quotidianus, cotidianus, from quotidie every day, from quot (as) many as + dies day — more at deity


First Known Use: 14th century


Learn More about quotidian


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up quotidian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ