Something routine or ordinary is called everyday. Your everyday chores, your everyday clothes, your everyday activities — these things make up everyday life.

The adjective everyday describes the common things that you generally do as part of a regular day — doing the dishes in an everyday task — but it can also have the sense of “ordinary,” like the casual everyday clothes you wear when you’re not doing anything special. Make sure you spell everyday as one word: everyday. Every day, which carries the more literal sense of something that’s done every day, is spelled as two words.

Definitions of everyday

adj commonplace and ordinary

“the familiar everyday world”
within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange

adj found in the ordinary course of events

“a placid everyday scene”
mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday
not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree

adj appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions

everyday clothes”
casual, daily
not formal

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