ev·ery·day | \ ˈev-rē-ˌdā , ˌev-re-ˈdā \

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 \ 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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For five years, its oyster bar, delicate fish dishes, absinthe happy hour and refined ambiance were admired by both critics and everyday diners. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Most shocking restaurant closings of the year in Phoenix ... so far," 5 July 2018 At the same time, cultural history — an interest in the everyday lives of people in the past — began to supplant the idea of a grand narrative. Amy Crawford, BostonGlobe.com, "Why is history always about humans?," 13 July 2018 Since late March, 321 LAUNCH has been giving users an opportunity to bring rocket launches into their everyday life. Staff, USA TODAY, "USA TODAY Adds Augmented Reality to Mobile App," 13 July 2018 In its day, the civil rights publication La Raza, which was based in Lincoln Heights, served as a bible for the Chicano movement, covering protest, policy and everyday life for the Mexican American communities of Los Angeles. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with two local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Poetry spot: 'the disappeared' by Mary Hope Lee," 12 July 2018 Um, that sounds lovely, but that rosy image fails to take into account most people's everyday lives and demanding schedules. refinery29.com, "What It Means If Your New Moon Is Decidedly Not Chill," 12 July 2018 Each campaign attempted to portray itself as a vessel for everyday people. Anthony Man, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Bill Nelson announces impressive fundraising haul; still dwarfed by Rick Scott," 13 July 2018 Sönmez is leaving the love letters in places like coffee shops, grocery stores, and mailboxes across the city so that everyday people have access to them. Tyra Nicole Triche, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Immigration / Visual Art Love letters to the United States from immigrants are being left across Chicago," 10 July 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of everyday

: used or suitable for every day : ordinary everyday clothing

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characteristic trappings or dress

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