Definition of everyday in US English:

everyday

adjective

  • 1attributive Happening or used every day; daily.

    ‘everyday chores like shopping and housework’
    • ‘Parks should be places of peace and tranquillity where we can get away from the dirt and grime of everyday life.’
    • ‘The part played by traditional spirits in everyday African life has yet to be properly analysed.’
    • ‘If everyday decent people have to break the law to live normal lives what chance is there for an orderly society?’
    • ‘That's possibly because there were more people in my everyday life back then.’
    • ‘For example, display models of everyday things that are scaled up for impact.’
    • ‘How many times does something happen in everyday life that seems like a terrible tragedy?’
    • ‘The profundity of the experience demonstrated the transience of everyday knowledge.’
    • ‘What a great synthesis of the banality of everyday life with high tech and high culture.’
    • ‘It also occurs in the everyday and informal discourse through which we construct our daily lives.’
    • ‘But it was not always so, and relics of this past can be found in everyday speech and customs.’
    • ‘They relate to the problems of everyday life, and it would be pointless to quote from them at any great length.’
    • ‘She also can only pick things up with her right hand and everyday tasks such as opening a bottle are impossible.’
    • ‘This incident is unique in the history of the college and does not relate in any way to the everyday life of the college.’
    • ‘A second North African has no arms and has to be helped by fellow prisoners to carry out everyday tasks.’
    • ‘It helps your eyes blink, pushes you off the chair, allows you to run and do your everyday chores.’
    • ‘She was unable to carry out the simplest everyday chores and had had to abandon her previous job as a food hawker.’
    • ‘Most of the blog posts were about their everyday lives, and what was happening in their school.’
    • ‘The week has been launched to celebrate the car and the vital contribution it makes to our everyday lives.’
    • ‘It takes a special kind of person to excel in a job where reminders of human frailty are an everyday occurrence.’
    • ‘Brian's sketches and poems are based on humorous observations of everyday life.’
    daily, day-to-day, quotidian
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    1. 1.1 Commonplace.
      ‘everyday drugs like aspirin’
      • ‘About a third of it will go on holidays with the rest going on everyday household goods.’
      • ‘You can provoke consideration of the grandest themes by telling a simple, everyday story.’
      • ‘Now most of the guys he fought were just plain, everyday working men, mind you.’
      • ‘Cheese is used mostly as a sandwich filling, in day to day cooking and as an everyday snack with biscuits.’
      • ‘This is everyday basic care that should be applied to patients at all times.’
      • ‘Nickel and iron are important elements used in a variety of everyday materials.’
      • ‘Once upon a time, all these pots would be an everyday sight in most kitchens.’
      • ‘Their competing views about society dominated the conduct of everyday politics.’
      • ‘It seems to happen to me more than it does to anyone else, though it's not an everyday thing.’
      • ‘The everyday familiarity of chicken makes the threat seem all the more plausible.’
      • ‘This is a modern day play dealing with everyday issues and it is a classic Irish comedy.’
      • ‘It may be an everyday miracle but that doesn't decrease the wonder of it, not for me.’
      commonplace, ordinary, common, usual, regular, familiar, conventional, run-of-the-mill, typical, standard, stock, plain, workaday
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adverb

  • Each day; daily.

    ‘I get up at six every day’
    • ‘The girls had to wear the same dress every day.’
    • ‘I work out two times a day, every day.’
    • ‘The website pays the stations to air commercials on the website every day.’
    • ‘The uncle's wife is moved into the town house where she smokes opium on her bed every day.’
    • ‘Visitors can walk into the expo venue from 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.’
    • ‘There are more than 8000 stations on Indian Railways which are used by millions of passengers every day.’
    • ‘I came to visit him every day, with food.’
    • ‘In fact, I had a note exchange with someone who parked their bike near mine every day.’
    • ‘Unlike other tactical shooters, we work every day with the actual military.’
    • ‘You may find it almost impossible to get enough protein every day.’
    • ‘Make sure there are four spoons on your dinner plate every day.’
    • ‘Every day, there are new front page stories about the impact blogging is having on business.’
    • ‘Getting into the habit of drinking water, lots of water, every day is important.’
    • ‘I like the round up show they do every day.’
    • ‘It was quite an experience meeting the teams partly responsible for the enjoyment we get out of using our PCs every day.’
    • ‘I read the phrase in the newspaper nearly every day.’
    • ‘Dinners appeared miraculously on our doorstep every day, in a cooler, with instructions for reheating.’
    • ‘Every day she asks me to buy her a pony.’
    • ‘Pluck has taken pleasure in interacting with his Filipino co-workers, citing that he looks forward to eating lunch with his new friends every day.’
    • ‘Karen risked her life every day, nothing made her feel vulnerable, only her mother's sad voice.’

Usage

The adjective everyday, meaning ‘happening or used every day’ or ‘commonplace’ (everyday activities), is written as one word, whereas the adverb meaning ‘each day, daily’ (I get up at six every day) is written as two

Pronunciation

everyday

/ˈɛvriˌdeɪ//ˈevrēˌdā/