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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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 But that’s not the player the Red Sox signed to be their everyday left fielder. BostonGlobe.com, "Andrew Benintendi never turned the corner this season.," 17 Sep. 2019 The goal of the Lower Yukon School District’s Natural Helpers program, according to Sarah Peterson of Mountain Village, is to build resilience and learn to cope with everyday problems using Yup’ik cultural values and activities. Anchorage Daily News, "Around Alaska, there’s a new approach to suicide prevention: Think locally," 17 Sep. 2019 Hilary Duff just posted her everyday makeup routine (in a detailed 13-minute video) to Instagram, and we are stoked to get a glimpse inside the A-lister’s beauty kaboodle. Susan Brickell, Health.com, "The Exact Products Hilary Duff Uses Every Day for Longer Lashes and Fuller Brows," 17 Sep. 2019 These patterns vary depending on individuals’ everyday activities. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Inside the Brains of Artists Who Paint With Their Feet," 17 Sep. 2019 McMahon, the everyday second baseman who filled in at third base as Nolan Arenado got the day off, has driven in 80 runs, tied for second on the team with Trevor Story behind Arenado’s 116. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Ryan McMahon drives in four runs as Rockies sweep Padres," 15 Sep. 2019 The everyday imagery — of anonymous people eating or cooking or walking or driving or exercising or playing with their pets or making music — has a nice rolling rhythm. David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, "Why the Snapchat exhibition at LACMA looks cool but ultimately rings hollow," 14 Sep. 2019 Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott aren’t so different from your everyday couple. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Say They Fight About What TV Show to Watch, Too," 13 Sep. 2019 How does our predictable everyday world emerge from the hazy, probabilistic rules of quantum mechanics? Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Twist on ‘survival of the fittest’ could explain how reality emerges from the quantum haze," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of everyday

1628, in the meaning defined above

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27 Sep 2019

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The first known use of everyday was in 1628

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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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