workaday


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work·a·day

 (wûr′kə-dā′)
adj.
1. Relating to or suited for working days: "With Monday the week resumed its workaday rhythm" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
2. Ordinary or commonplace: "the practical, workaday world, of ... ordinary undistinguished things" (Lionel Trilling).

[From Middle English werkeday, workday : werke (alteration of work; see work) + day, day; see day.]

workaday

(ˈwɜːkəˌdeɪ)
adj (usually prenominal)
1. being a part of general human experience; ordinary
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) suitable for working days; everyday or practical

work•a•day

(ˈwɜr kəˌdeɪ)

adj.
1. characteristic of or befitting working days or the workday.
2. ordinary; everyday; prosaic.
[1150–1200; earlier worky-day workday, alter. (by association with holiday) of Middle English werkeday, obscurely derived from work and day]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.workaday - found in the ordinary course of eventsworkaday - found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"

workaday

workaday

adjective
Of or suitable for ordinary days or routine occasions:
Translations

workaday

[ˈwɜːkədeɪ] ADJrutinario

workaday

adjAlltags-; workaday lifeAlltagsleben nt

workaday

[ˈwɜːkəˌdeɪ] adjniente di speciale
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The dark and fearful sea of the subtle Ulysses' wanderings, agitated by the wrath of Olympian gods, harbouring on its isles the fury of strange monsters and the wiles of strange women; the highway of heroes and sages, of warriors, pirates, and saints; the workaday sea of Carthaginian merchants and the pleasure lake of the Roman Caesars, claims the veneration of every seaman as the historical home of that spirit of open defiance against the great waters of the earth which is the very soul of his calling.
Then people began arriving with petitions, and there came the reports, interviews, appointments, dismissals, apportionment of rewards, pensions, grants, notes, the workaday round, as Alexey Alexandrovitch called it, that always took up so much time.
Now and then, in this workaday world, things do happen in the delightful storybook fashion, and what a comfort it is.
The atmosphere of precautions and recriminations, and in the midst a human body growing more vivid because it was in pain; the end of that body in Hilton churchyard; the survival of something that suggested hope, vivid in its turn against life's workaday cheerfulness;--all these were lost to Helen, who only felt that a pleasant lady could now be pleasant no longer.
"The lady will excuse the front kitchen; we use it as our workaday sitting-room.
Caleb Plummer and his Blind Daughter lived all alone by themselves, as the Story-books say--and my blessing, with yours to back it I hope, on the Story-books, for saying anything in this workaday world!--Caleb Plummer and his Blind Daughter lived all alone by themselves, in a little cracked nutshell of a wooden house, which was, in truth, no better than a pimple on the prominent red-brick nose of Gruff and Tackleton.
The oversize stellar contraption transforms the otherwise humble tubes into delicate axial luminaries, flooding the conical hail with an otherworldly, cool, and flattening light and distilling a sense of excessive luxury that belies their workaday use in offices and stores.
C P Taylor's excellent play, which is based upon Worcester farming communities, is in no sense a documentary although it presents the workaday world of those people whose livelihood is inextricably tied up with the land.
Five harried, technology obsessed office workers escape their workaday world to go belly-boat fishing, to the sounds of Tchaikovsky, in the glorious setting of the Canadian Rockies.
Generalist studies swing little, if any, weight in this balance of power, because they teach doctors to provide workaday care, not to make the flashy technical breakthroughs that lure research dollars.
This handsome and modish estate is leagues ahead of the lumpen and workaday previous model.
The most workaday one houses a staircase that connects with the curved bridge, but the intermediate tower is a 'kaleidophone' that senses and records surrounding noise (of water, visitors, the sky) and then mixes and transmits the resulting cacophony.