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

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Going into its second season, which premiered earlier this April, Cloak and Dagger has proven itself as a series that’s not afraid to show the everyday realities of being a teenager in America, with or without superpowers. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Marvel's "Cloak and Dagger" Season 2 Throws Fresh Villains in the Mix and New Social Issues to Tackle," 9 Apr. 2019 April 2, 2019 Readers are also slamming Kourtney, who once mocked Kim for losing a diamond earring, for suggesting hundreds of dollars in serums and candles while branding herself as an everyday single mother. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Kourtney Kardashian's Poosh Shows You How to Update Your Bathroom for Spring—for $5,700," 4 Apr. 2019 For our family, the Echo has evolved into a tool that helps handle everyday parenting jobs—like managing screen time—as well as more complex ones like giving the children a hand with homework and helping put them to... Alexandra Samuel, WSJ, "A Voice Assistant Has Become My Co-Parent," 29 Mar. 2019 This is a vital year for the development of the 2016 first-round pick, whom the Mariners still believe can be an everyday corner outfielder in Seattle in the not-too-distant future. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Names to watch: Breaking down the Mariners’ Top 15 prospects for 2019," 27 Mar. 2019 Specifically, plank exercises with sliders are great for working the transverse abdominis, a deep internal core muscle that wraps around your spine and sides and is crucial for keeping your trunk stable in most exercises and everyday movements. Amy Marturana, SELF, "11 Slider Exercises That Will Challenge Your Core in New Ways," 26 Mar. 2019 Voters evaluate a slew of everyday items—like dish detergent and paper towels—and rate them on a list of criteria such as: appeal, advocacy, satisfaction, uniqueness, and excitement. Rachel Jacoby, Woman's Day, "40,000 People Swear By These 36 Home Products," 8 Feb. 2019 Democrats are engaged in an intraparty fight over how aggressively to expand the government’s reach into the lives of everyday people. Ken Thomas, WSJ, "Democratic Candidates, Pressured by Party Base, Split on How Liberal to Be," 20 Mar. 2019 Increasingly, fitness studios are focusing programming around functional movements that can help people get stronger in their everyday movement patterns. Amy Marturana, SELF, "Here's What Functional Training Is and Why It's Important," 7 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of everyday

1628, in the meaning defined above

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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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