from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or suited for working days; everyday.
- adj. Mundane; commonplace: "the practical, workaday world, of ... ordinary undistinguished things” ( Lionel Trilling).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. suitable for everyday use
- adj. mundane or commonplace
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See workyday.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A working-day.
- Working-day; relating to workdays; plodding; toiling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. found in the ordinary course of events
From Middle English werkeday, workday : werke (alteration of work; see work) + day, day; see day.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Circa 1200, Middle English werkedei, from Old Norse virkr dagr ("working day"). Cognate to later workday; see work and day. Used in adjective sense from 16th century. Note that the surface analysis work + a + day is cognate, but not the correct etymology – a much older formation. (Wiktionary)