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 At the end of the workday, the couple mosey from their barn to their home on a wooded hill a few yards away. Jamie Clarkson, The Enquirer, 26 June 2021 Union organizers may enter a farm for one hour before the start of the workday or for an hour at the end of the day to pass out leaflets or to speak to workers. Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2021 In China, many saw elephant livestreams as a pleasant escape from the drudgery of the workday. New York Times, 23 June 2021 Herb's Underground came alive at the end of the workday with the unfurling of its banner over the garage sign of what is now Phoenix City Square. Douglas C. Towne, The Arizona Republic, 11 June 2021 Equally important, they can be used to make well-being a part of the workday. Meerah Rajavel, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Create an oasis free from distractions or a way to hide your desk when the workday is done with this three-panel screen. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, 19 Mar. 2021 Nayara Tented Camp sits at the edge of Arenal Volcano National Park, where its private luxury tents boast one of the world's most unique views and nature provides ample incentive to disconnect when the workday is done. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 17 Mar. 2021 Tackling your side hustle after a busy workday is going to require a lot of discipline. Nicole Lapin, Forbes, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use of workday

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

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14 Jul 2021

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“Workday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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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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