Sunday

noun
Sun·​day | \ ˈsən-(ˌ)dā How to pronounce Sunday (audio) , -dē How to pronounce Sunday (audio) \

Definition of Sunday

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

Sunday

adjective

Definition of Sunday (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : of, relating to, or associated with Sunday
2 [from the practice of wearing one's best clothes on Sunday to attend church] : best Sunday suit
3 : amateur Sunday painters

Sunday

biographical name
Sun·​day | \ ˈsən-dē How to pronounce Sunday (audio) \

Definition of Sunday (Entry 3 of 3)

William Ashley 1862–1935 Billy Sunday American evangelist

Other Words from Sunday

Noun

Sundays \ ˈsən-​(ˌ)dāz , -​dēz How to pronounce Sunday (audio) \ adverb

Examples of Sunday in a Sentence

Noun She visited me last Sunday. My birthday falls on a Sunday this year. Next week I'll arrive on Monday and leave on Sunday. I will leave on Sunday morning. Adjective a charity auction of works by some of the town's more socially prominent Sunday painters
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First Known Use of Sunday

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Sunday

Noun

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

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

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“Sunday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sunday. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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Sunday

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Sunday

: the day of the week between Saturday and Monday

Sunday

noun
Sun·​day | \ ˈsən-dā How to pronounce Sunday (audio) , -dē \

Kids Definition of Sunday

: the first day of the week

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