work·​day | \ ˈwərk-ˌdā How to pronounce workday (audio) \

Definition of workday

1 : a day on which work is performed as distinguished from a day off
2 : the period of time in a day during which work is performed

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Other Words from workday

workday adjective

Examples of workday in a Sentence

On workdays I usually wake up at six o'clock.
Recent Examples on the Web Condor stashes packets of the cult-favorite Cleansing Towelettes near her bed to remove makeup when the thought of soap and water is more exhausting than an eight-hour workday. Aimee Simeon,, "Lana Condor Is Using Her New Job To Advocate For Inclusivity In Beauty," 31 July 2020 The ordinances would: Cap the amount of area housekeepers can clean in a day to 4,000 square feet in an eight-hour workday. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, "Proposed union-backed ordinance stuns Phoenix hospitality industry," 2 July 2020 With heavy rain forecast, Huangmei’s government ordered businesses across town to delay the start of the workday on Wednesday and Thursday to ensure students could make it on time for the two-day test. Eva Dou, Washington Post, "In flooded China town, students cling to tractors to get to college entrance exam," 8 July 2020 July Ibarra starts her workday by making rounds at University Hospital, where her team cleans, sanitizes and disinfects rooms for the well-being of staff and patients. Vincent T. Davis,, "San Antonio single mom overcomes years of struggle with hard work, dedication at University Hospital," 6 July 2020 And there’s no neighborhood traffic to cushion the downtown when that workday traffic dries up. Lydia Gerike, The Indianapolis Star, "Downtown businesses hope mask mandate makes customers feel safer coming back," 5 July 2020 Guillen, 20, was last seen in the middle of a workday on April 22 in the parking lot of the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters at Fort Hood. Heather Osbourne, USA TODAY, "Remains found during search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen," 1 July 2020 Being away from your dog during the workday can be stressful, especially if your pup likes to make a run for it. Popular Science, "Gadgets that make pet owners’ lives easier," 19 June 2020 The care home went on alert in March when one of the workers reported a high temperature at the end of the workday. Mallory Moench,, "Bay Area Filipinos work dangerous front lines of coronavirus fight," 27 June 2020

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First Known Use of workday

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Aug 2020

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“Workday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of workday

chiefly US
: a day on which you work at a job
: the period of time in a day during which you work at a job

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