Tuesday

noun

Tues·​day ˈtüz-(ˌ)dā How to pronounce Tuesday (audio)
ˈtyüz-,
-dē
: the third day of the week
Tuesdays
ˈtüz-(ˌ)dāz How to pronounce Tuesday (audio)
ˈtyüz-
-dēz
adverb

Examples of Tuesday in a Sentence

I had lunch with her last Tuesday. I'll be seeing her again next Tuesday. My birthday falls on a Tuesday this year. Next week I'll arrive on Tuesday and leave on Friday. I will arrive on Tuesday morning.
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Word History

Etymology

Middle English tiwesday, from Old English tīwesdæg (akin to Old High German zīostag Tuesday), from Old English Tīw Tiu + dæg day — more at deity

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Tuesday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tuesday. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Tuesday

noun
Tues·​day ˈt(y)üz-dē How to pronounce Tuesday (audio)
: the third day of the week
Etymology

Old English tīwesdæg, literally, "day of Tiw (god of war)"

Word Origin
The Germanic people who lived in northern Europe in ancient times worshiped many gods. One of the most important of these was a war god whose name in Old English was Tiw. The third day of the week was known as tīwesdæg, "day of Tiw," in honor of this god. Modern English Tuesday comes from Old English tīwesdæg.
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