Fri·​day | \ ˈfrī-(ˌ)dā How to pronounce Friday (audio) , -dē How to pronounce Friday (audio) \

Definition of Friday

: the sixth day of the week

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Other Words from Friday

Fridays \ ˈfrī-​(ˌ)dāz How to pronounce Fridays (audio) , -​dēz \ adverb

Examples of Friday in a Sentence

She was here last Friday. My birthday falls on a Friday this year. I'll arrive on Monday and leave on Friday.
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First Known Use of Friday

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Friday

Middle English, from Old English frīgedæg (akin to Old High German frīatag Friday), from *Frīg Frigga + dæg day, prehistoric translation of Latin dies Veneris Venus' day

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The first known use of Friday was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Friday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Friday

: the day of the week between Thursday and Saturday


Fri·​day | \ ˈfrī-ˌdā How to pronounce Friday (audio) , ˈfrī-dē \

Kids Definition of Friday

: the sixth day of the week

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