everyday

See also: every day and every-day

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English everidayes, every daies, every dayes (everyday, daily, continual, constant, adjective, literally every day's), equivalent to every +‎ day.

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AdjectiveEdit

everyday (not comparable)

  1. appropriate for ordinary use, rather than for special occasions
  2. commonplace, ordinary
    • 2010, Malcolm Knox, The Monthly, April 2010, Issue 55, The Monthly Ptd Ltd, page 42:
      Although it is an everyday virus, there is something about influenza that inspires awe.

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AdverbEdit

everyday

  1. Misspelling of every day. (compare everywhere, everyway, etc.).

Usage notesEdit

When describing the frequency of an action denoted by a verb, it is considered correct to separate the individual words: every hour, every day, every week, etc.

Influenza is considered an everyday virus because it infects people every day.

NounEdit

everyday (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Literally every day in succession, or every day but Sunday. [14th–19th c.]
  2. (rare) the ordinary or routine day or occasion
    Putting away the tableware for everyday, a chore which is part of the everyday.

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