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everyday

[adj. ev-ree-dey; n. ev-ree-dey] /adj. ˈɛv riˌdeɪ; n. ˈɛv riˈdeɪ/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to every day; daily:
an everyday occurrence.
2.
of or for ordinary days, as contrasted with Sundays, holidays, or special occasions:
everyday clothes.
3.
such as is met with every day; ordinary; commonplace:
a placid, everyday scene.
noun
4.
the routine or ordinary day or occasion:
We use inexpensive plates for everyday.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English everydayes. See every, day
Related forms
everydayness, noun
Synonyms
2, 3. workday, common, usual.
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British Dictionary definitions for every day

everyday

/ˈɛvrɪˌdeɪ/
adjective
1.
happening each day; daily
2.
commonplace or usual; ordinary
3.
suitable for or used on ordinary days as distinct from Sundays or special days
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Word Origin and History for every day

everyday

adj.

late 14c., "a week day" (n.); 1630s, "worn on ordinary days" (adj.), as opposed to Sundays or high days, from every + day; extended sense of "to be met with every day, common" is from 1763.

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