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
Recent Examples on the Web Prohibition created a shock to everyday life for the nation, just as the coronavirus is doing for the globe. Paul H. Robinson, WSJ, "Speakeasies and Social Distancing," 19 May 2020 Detroit Free Press The class of 2020 has had a lot taken from it, as the novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted the normalcy of everyday life as well as the big events, like prom and commencement. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "Catholic Central senior wins $50k tuition assistance in Doritos commencement contest," 15 May 2020 Hong Kongers have also learned to weave protesting into the fabric of everyday life. Mary Hui, Quartz, "While the world wasn’t looking, Beijing re-wrote the rules in Hong Kong at startling speed," 14 May 2020 Which would be fine if the models were constructed as an academic exercise by researchers trying to understand and make predictions about the contours of everyday life. Damon Linker, TheWeek, "The great uncertainty," 12 May 2020 Unlike beloved television shows à la or Kenya Barris's original breakout hit, Netflix's latest Barris-helmed venture is an over-the-top, satirical view of a Black, obnoxiously wealthy family seemingly void of the trivial hardships of everyday life. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "#BlackAF's Genneya Walton and Iman Benson Serve as the Chaotic Show's Sole Voices of Reason," 6 May 2020 The experience of the past month has shown the sheer magnitude of pollution generated by everyday life. Matt Butner, Quartz at Work, "Remote work is a huge opportunity for high-impact climate policy," 5 May 2020 But simple explanations may not be what the child needs or wants, especially as the coronavirus pandemic upends everyday life. Jana Mohr Lone, The Conversation, "Why are kids asking such big questions during the pandemic?," 1 May 2020 Her passing comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted or transformed so many aspects of everyday life, and that applied to Winsor's goodbyes. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Mari Winsor, Pilates Instructor to the Stars, Dies at 70," 1 May 2020

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First Known Use of everyday

1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of everyday was in 1628

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23 May 2020

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“Everyday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everyday. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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