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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Facebook said Libra might be used to make everyday financial transactions like paying bills, making retail purchases and paying for public transport. Parmy Olson, WSJ, "Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Libra in Bid to Reshape Finance," 18 June 2019 Over time, Facebook intends to add services such as bill paying and the ability to make everyday purchases like buying a cup of coffee or purchasing a transit pass to Calibra’s suite of services. Rex Crum, The Mercury News, "Facebook: Meet Libra, the new bitcoin rival," 18 June 2019 One of the reasons Pryor's video went so viral last week is because the public is hungry for everyday images of engaged fatherhood. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "In Praise of Dadfluencers," 16 June 2019 The bad gal herself added a touch of drama to an otherwise everyday outfit comprised of a pair of blue jeans and a plain white T-shirt by wearing a sheer lavender dress on top of it all. Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Rihanna, Chloë Sevigny, and More," 15 June 2019 Much of that focus will lock on the integral part black people play in the everyday functioning of the city, from doctors to coders to engineers. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Festival showcasing excellence declares Seattle’s black community is indeed ‘Out Here’," 15 June 2019 Of course, that does not include room and board, as well as plain old everyday life expenses. Roy S. Johnson | Rjohnson@al.com, al.com, "Johnson: Hidden (behind the) figures, grad rates don’t reveal full equation for HBCUs," 14 June 2019 Such is the case in Pittsburgh, where the Pirates have five outfielders worthy of everyday spots. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Pittsburgh's Crowded Outfield a Confusing Piece of the Waiver Wire Puzzle," 13 June 2019 This split between Sanders’s association with the global left and his everyday style of governance became a theme in media coverage of him. Matthew Zeitlin, The New Republic, "Bernie’s Red Vermont," 13 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'everyday.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of everyday

1628, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about everyday

Statistics for everyday

Last Updated

21 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for everyday

The first known use of everyday was in 1628

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for everyday



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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on everyday

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with everyday

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for everyday

Spanish Central: Translation of everyday

Nglish: Translation of everyday for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of everyday for Arabic Speakers

Comments on everyday

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


to take the place or position of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!