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Sunday

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noun Sun·day \ˈsən-(ˌ)dā, -dē\

Simple Definition of Sunday

  • : the day of the week between Saturday and Monday

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Sunday

  1. :  the first day of the week :  the Christian analogue of the Jewish Sabbath

Sundays

play \-(ˌ)dāz, -dēz\ adverb

Examples of sunday in a sentence

  1. She visited me last Sunday.

  2. My birthday falls on a Sunday this year.

  3. Next week I'll arrive on Monday and leave on Sunday.

  4. I will leave on Sunday morning.



Origin and Etymology of sunday

Middle English, from Old English sunnandæg (akin to Old High German sunnūntag), from sunne sun + dæg day


First Known Use: before 12th century


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Sunday

adjective Sun·day

Definition of Sunday

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or associated with Sunday

  2. 2 [from the practice of wearing one's best clothes on Sunday to attend church] :  best <Sunday suit>

  3. 3 :  amateur <Sunday painters>



Examples of sunday in a sentence

  1. <a charity auction of works by some of the town's more socially prominent Sunday painters>



14th Century

First Known Use of sunday

14th century


Sunday

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biographical name Sun·day \ˈsən-dē\

Definition of Sunday

  1. William Ashley 1862–1935 Billy Sunday Am. evangelist






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