Meaning of “everyday” in the English Dictionary

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"everyday" in British English

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everydayadjective

uk /ˈev.ri.deɪ/ us /ˈev.ri.deɪ/

ordinary, typical, or usual:

the everyday lives of ordinary Russian citizens
Death was an everyday occurrence during the Civil War.

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  • I am the formal leader of the project but the everyday management is in the hands of my assistant.
  • Comedy is so often based in the minutiae of everyday life.
  • She has maintained an Olympian detachment from the everyday business of the office.
  • In his poems everyday reality is invested with a sense of wonder and delight.
  • Street-fights are an everyday occurrence in this area of the city.

(Definition of “everyday” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"everyday" in American English

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everydayadjective

us /ˈev·riˌdeɪ/

ordinary, typical, or usual:

The movie is about the everyday lives of working mothers.

(Definition of “everyday” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)