• Having the characteristics of something which can be seen, experienced etc. every day or very commonly; commonplace, ordinary; trivial, mundane. [from 15th c.]
  • Happening every day; daily. [from 15th c.]
  • (medicine) Recurring every twenty-four hours or (more generally) daily (of symptoms etc.). [from 14th c.]


  • (usually with definite article) Commonplace or mundane things regarded as a class. [from 20th c.]
  • (Anglicanism, historical) A daily allowance formerly paid to certain members of the clergy. [from 16th c.]
  • (medicine, now rare, historical) A fever which recurs every day; quotidian malaria. [from 14th c.]

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