from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Everyday; commonplace.
- adjective Recurring daily. Used especially of attacks of malaria.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Daily; occurring or returning daily: as, a quotidian fever.
- noun Something that returns or is expected every day; specifically, in medicine, a fever whose paroxysms return every day.
- noun A cleric or church officer who does daily duty.
- noun Payment given for such duty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Occurring or returning daily.
- noun Anything returning daily; especially (Med.), an intermittent fever or ague which returns every day.
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- adjective found in the ordinary course of events
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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English landscape, Austen offers a sort of test case that asks how the sensibility endorsed by the eighteenth-century novel fares in quotidian England.
I never heard the word quotidian in this sense, and I imagined it to be a word of Dr. Johnson's own fabrication; but I have since found it in
Life of Johnson Boswell, James, 1740-1795 1887
I never heard the word quotidian in this sense, and I imagined it to be a word of Dr Johnson's own fabrication; but I have since found it in Young's
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. James Boswell 1767
Austen’s heroines ask readers to choose between two versions of English identity: the familiar heroine of sensibility, who is comically out of place in quotidian England, or a pragmatic heroine of sense, who is capable of navigating the changing class structure of early nineteenth-century England.
I never heard the word quotidian in this sense, and I imagined it to be a word of Dr Johnson’s own fabrication; but
These (sung, but not high, Masses), are the Masses that are called quotidianæ in the Missal.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss 1840-1916 1913
The laid-back tone of the show is the same as ever: Big Hollywood events are sparsely interspersed with the monotony of the quotidian even if the quotidian is a high roller's.
The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed LYNN CROSBIE 2011
The quotidian is the daily, the ordinary existence, the "what happens anyway".
Walking Turcot Yards neath 2010
It means "daily bread," but somehow "quotidian" seems right for Seinfeld, 52, a guy whose entire career is built on his bemused study of everyday life.
Jerry Seinfeld 2007
Under his expert hand, the Wiener Philharmoniker, apt to phone it in for something as "quotidian" as Mozart's 40th, shines and sparkles with the swank and swagger only it has.
Archive 2007-01-01 Patrick J. Smith 2007