workday

noun

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

Examples of workday in a Sentence

On workdays I usually wake up at six o'clock.
Recent Examples on the Web On average, physicians spend nine hours a week filling in documentation for electronic health records (EHRs), forcing many of them to stretch workdays into the evenings. Sunita Mishra, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2024 Lack of flexibility for professional development during the workday is one of the keystone challenges to teacher retention, negatively impacting teachers’ decisions to remain in the profession. Talia Milgrom-Elcott, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 On the other hand, a brief Instagram break during lunch can serve as a healthy mental break at work that doesn’t detract from productivity during the workday. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 9 Feb. 2024 Miller fractured her lower spine in a fall from a ladder in July and wears a back brace during her 10-hour-plus workdays. Nicole Santa Cruz, ProPublica, 5 Jan. 2024 The National Museum of Asian Art hosts 30-minute sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays at noon — a potential lunchtime break in the workday. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 Moss says to find time in the workday to streamline when employees will have time to focus on their health. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 17 Jan. 2024 One evening, Novak went to bed early to get a good night’s sleep, only to wake up twenty-eight hours later, having missed an entire workday. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2024 Find it on Amazon A Phone Mount For Efficient Multitasking Streamline someone’s workday and enhance multitasking with the ultimate convenience of the Phone Mount. Jessica Copeland, Rolling Stone, 8 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of workday was before the 12th century

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“Workday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workday. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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workday

noun
work·​day -ˌdā How to pronounce workday (audio)
1
: a day on which work is performed
2
: the period of time in a day during which work is performed
workday adjective

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