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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Appropriate for ordinary days or routine occasions: a suit for everyday wear.
  • adj. Commonplace; ordinary: everyday worries.
  • n. The ordinary or routine day or occasion: "It was not an isolated, violent episode. It had become part of the everyday” ( Sherry Turkle).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. appropriate for ordinary use, rather than for special occasions
  • adj. commonplace, ordinary
  • adv. Common misspelling of every day.
  • n. the ordinary or routine day or occasion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Used or fit for every day; common; usual.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to daily or common life or occasions; used or occurring habitually; suitable for or that may be seen every day; common; usual; as, every-day clothing or employments; an every-day event or scene.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. found in the ordinary course of events
  • adj. commonplace and ordinary
  • adj. appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions

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