every·day [everyday] BrE [ˈevrideɪ] NAmE [ˈevrideɪ] adjective only before noun
used or happening every day or regularly; ordinary
• everyday objects
• The Internet has become part of everyday life.
• a small dictionary for everyday use
• The invention was explained in non-technical everyday language.
• The study looks at everyday life on the island over the last fifty years.
• They are good at finding inventive solutions to everyday problems.
• Using everyday objects, basic scientific principles can be explained to young children.
1. found in the ordinary course of events
- a placid everyday scene
- it was a routine day
- "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
Syn: mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday
3. commonplace and ordinary
- the familiar everyday world
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|a.||1.||Used or fit for every day; common; usual; as, an everyday suit of clothes.|
The mechanical drudgery of his everyday employment.
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