ev·​ery·​day | \ ˈev-rē-ˌdā How to pronounce everyday (audio) , ˌev-re-ˈdā How to pronounce everyday (audio) \

Definition of everyday

: encountered or used routinely or typically : ordinary everyday clothes

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Other Words from everyday

everydayness \ ˌev-​rē-​ˈdā-​nəs How to pronounce everydayness (audio) \ noun

Examples of everyday in a Sentence

Don't let the problems of everyday life get you down. we're just an everyday family, with a dog and a cat and bills to pay
Recent Examples on the Web The Born Ready movement will inspire parents to use everyday events as teaching moments. al, "Ivey announces ‘Born Ready’ movement aimed at shaping young minds," 3 Dec. 2019 Roy’Ale is reluctant to venture outside alone; Roy’Nal needs help with everyday living, like climbing the stairs. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Two D.C. brothers, two errant bullets and a family forever changed," 2 Dec. 2019 Christian Vazquez stepped into the role as the everyday catcher last season and had a breakout year, hitting .276 with 23 homers and 26 doubles. BostonGlobe.com, "With the deadline to tender 2020 contracts approaching, the Red Sox decided to at least get something back for veteran catcher Sandy Leon.," 2 Dec. 2019 Peraza lost playing time at second base because of Derek Dietrich’s offensive surge in April and May, and never regained an everyday role. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds part ways with José Peraza, Kevin Gausman at the non-tender deadline," 2 Dec. 2019 The restaurant is still in the process of hiring personnel and everyday operation employees to move ahead with the opening. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, "Huddle House developing Cleveland location," 28 Nov. 2019 When even the most everyday infractions — like eating a sandwich — escalate into confrontations with police, BART riders — and consumers of social media and mainstream news — begin to associate black bodies with police action or danger. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Riding BART while black: Does our transit system play a part in continuing racial stereotypes?," 28 Nov. 2019 The Thanksgiving feast has long been associated with aspiration, but the humble everyday ingredients that support us year-round can prove worthy of appreciation. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Celery: Behold the heart of Thanksgiving," 27 Nov. 2019 In fact, their back-and-forth flow is an effortless almost bland chat about everyday topics like the weather, a golf game, a social outing and picking up kids after school. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Thankful for family: DNA test leads Louisville woman to dad across the world in Australia," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of everyday

1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of everyday was in 1628

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6 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Everyday.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everyday. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of everyday

: used or seen every day : suitable for every day


ev·​ery·​day | \ ˌev-rē-ˌdā How to pronounce everyday (audio) \

Kids Definition of everyday

: used or suitable for every day : ordinary everyday clothing

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