casual, everyday, daily

(adjective) appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions; “casual clothes”; “everyday clothes”

daily, day-to-day, day-by-day, day-after-day

(adjective) of or belonging to or occurring every day; “daily routine”; “a daily paper”


(adverb) every day; without missing a day; “he stops by daily”


(noun) a newspaper that is published every day

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


daily (not comparable)

That occurs every day, or at least every working day

diurnal, by daylight, as opposed to nightly


• quotidian


daily (plural dailies)

Something that is produced, consumed, used, or done every day.

A newspaper that is published every day.

(UK) A cleaner who comes in daily.

(UK, slang) A daily disposable.

(video games) A quest in a massively multiplayer online game that can be repeated every day for cumulative rewards.

(US, automotive, colloquial) A daily driver.


• (cleaner who comes daily): daily help, daily maid (woman only)

• (newspaper published every day): daily paper



(US, automotive, colloquial) To drive an automobile frequently, on a daily basis, for regular and mundane tasks.

Etymology 2


daily (not comparable)

quotidianly, every day

diurnally, by daylight


• Lydia, lydia, ylaid

Proper noun

Daily (plural Dailys)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Daily is the 3205th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 11276 individuals. Daily is most common among White (85.08%) individuals.


• Lydia, lydia, ylaid

Source: Wiktionary

Dai"ly, a. Etym: [AS. dæglic; dæg day + -lic like. See Day.]

Definition: Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin. Give us this day our daily bread. Matt. vi. 11. Bunyan has told us . . . that in New England his dream was the daily subject of the conversation of thousands. Macaulay.


– Daily, Diurnal. Daily is Anglo-Saxon, and diurnal is Latin. The former is used in reference to the ordinary concerns of life; as, daily wants, daily cares, daily employments. The latter is appropriated chiefly by astronomers to what belongs to the astronomical day; as, the diurnal revolution of the earth. Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed, which declares his dignity, And the regard of Heaven on all his ways. Milton. Half yet remains unsung, but narrower bound Within the visible diurnal sphere. Milton.

Dai"ly, n.; pl. Dailies (.

Definition: A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies.

Dai"ly, adv.

Definition: Every day; day by day; as, a thing happens daily.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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Coffee Trivia

The word “coffee” entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch “koffie,” borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish “kahve,” borrowed in turn from the Arabic “qahwah.” The Arabic word qahwah was traditionally held to refer to a type of wine.

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