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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Joining them during their stops are everyday women as well as presidential candidates. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Women-Led Organization Kicks Off Bus Tour To Mobilize Female Voters," 9 Sep. 2019 The $16 million raised for the project not only came from corporations, foundations, and various levels of government, but also everyday folks from all walks of life. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, "Are you a true Birmingham local? Answer these 15 questions," 9 Sep. 2019 Despite the ongoing policy disagreements between Moscow and Washington, Kazakevich believes that the everyday citizens of Russia and the United States have a lot in common. Garland Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Russian retraces historic route to Sitka," 9 Sep. 2019 Not only does the singer make extremely relatable music about everyday emotions (feeling anxious at a party and needing alone time are just two examples), but every song Ulven releases is self-written, self-produced and self-released. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Meet Girl in Red, the Norwegian DIY Pop Savant Plotting Her 2020 'World Domination'," 6 Sep. 2019 As a trio of scientists from Ohio’s Oberlin College reports in the journal PLoS One, eastern grays rely on the cadences of everyday bird calls to sense whether threats have passed. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Squirrels Eavesdrop on Birds to Check If Danger Has Passed," 6 Sep. 2019 Josh VanMeter carved out an everyday role and Aristides Aquino was named the National League Player of the Month in August. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "RedsXtra: Cincinnati Reds continue to make changes to their player development system," 5 Sep. 2019 Digital conflict and military action are increasingly intertwined, and civilian targets – private businesses and everyday internet users alike – are vulnerable in the digital crossfire. Scott Shackelford, The Conversation, "In a world of cyber threats, the push for cyber peace is growing," 3 Sep. 2019 Breakfast clubs can be destination eating, a vacation tradition or requisite stop on the road when an everyday bowl of flakes isn’t going to cut it. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin 'breakfast clubs' are like supper clubs, but with pancakes and hash browns instead of steak and relish trays," 30 Aug. 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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