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

  • n. A day on which work is usually done.
  • n. The part of the day during which one works: an eight-hour workday.
  • adj. Workaday.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the days of a week on which work is done. The five working days in many countries are usually Monday to Friday (and are defined as such in official and legal usage even though many people work on weekends).
  • n. That part of a day in which work is done.
  • adj. workaday

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A day on which work is performed, as distinguished from Sunday, festivals, etc., a working day.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A working-day; a week-day.
  • Of or pertaining to a working-day or working-days.

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

  • n. a day on which work is done
  • n. the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage
  • n. a day on which work is done


From Old English weorcdæg; see work, day, and workaday. (Wiktionary)



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