Definition of everyday in English:


Syllabification: eve·ry·day
Pronunciation: /ˈevrēˌdā


1Happening or used every day; daily: everyday chores like shopping and housework
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  • 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.
  • How many times does something happen in everyday life that seems like a terrible tragedy?
1.1Commonplace: everyday drugs like aspirin
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  • The everyday familiarity of chicken makes the threat seem all the more plausible.
  • Now most of the guys he fought were just plain, everyday working men, mind you.
  • Nickel and iron are important elements used in a variety of everyday materials.
commonplace, ordinary, common, usual, regular, familiar, conventional, run-of-the-mill, standard, stock;
household, domestic
informal garden variety


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Each day; daily: I get up at six every day
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  • I like the round up show they do every day.
  • The girls had to wear the same dress every day.
  • I read the phrase in the newspaper nearly every day.


The adjective everyday, meaninghappening 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.

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