Mon·​day ˈmən-(ˌ)dā How to pronounce Monday (audio)
: the second day of the week
-dēz How to pronounce Monday (audio)

Examples of Monday in a Sentence

I had lunch with her last Monday. I'll be seeing her again next Monday. My birthday falls on a Monday this year. Next week I'll arrive on Monday and leave on Friday. I will arrive on Monday morning.
Recent Examples on the Web The video, posted to Instagram by user Chris Simmons, shows a Waymo struggling to stay in its lane while following a truck pulling a trailer loaded with a tree on 15th Avenue near Thomas Road on Monday. Shelby Slade, The Arizona Republic, 18 May 2024 July 22: Slash Monday, July 22: S.E.R.P.E.N.T Festival, 6 p.m. With Keb'Mo, ZZ Ward and Jackie Venson. Allison Kiehl, The Enquirer, 18 May 2024 Relievers Matt Moore and Luis Garcia, who were two of the pitchers who participated in the eight-run nightmare inning that cost the Angels in Monday’s game, got through the seventh and eighth. Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register, 18 May 2024 The Niners will host them on Monday Night Football to start the campaign. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 18 May 2024 The warning was issued Monday at 10:56 p.m., and the last update regarding this incident was released on Saturday at 9:03 a.m. Past Incidents in the last 12 hours: There were no traffic incidents reported in this area for the past 12 hours. Kansas City Star Bot, Kansas City Star, 18 May 2024 Moore's upcoming film The Substance will premiere at the festival on Monday, May 20. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 18 May 2024 The Chilean Docs-in-Progress presentation is slated for Monday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. at the Palais des Festivals. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 18 May 2024 Claiming her $1million prize on Monday Carr, a medical receptionist, plans to take care of some bills before enjoying the rest of her money. USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2024

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Word History


Middle English, from Old English mōnandæg; akin to Old High German mānatag Monday; akin to Old English mōna moon and to Old English dæg day

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Monday was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Monday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


Mon·​day ˈmən-dē How to pronounce Monday (audio)
: the second day of the week

Old English mōnandæg "Monday," literally "the moon's day," a translation of Latin dies Lunae "day of the moon"

Word Origin
In ancient times, it was believed that there were seven "planets," one of which was the moon. The seven days of the week were named after the seven "planets" in Latin. One of the days was named dies Lunae, which means "day of the moon." The Latin name was later translated into other languages. In Old English, dies Lunae became mōnandæg. The word Monday comes from the Old English mōnandæg.
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