Wednesday

noun
Wednes·​day | \ ˈwenz-(ˌ)dā How to pronounce Wednesday (audio) , -dē How to pronounce Wednesday (audio) ; British also ˈwe-dᵊnz- \

Definition of Wednesday

: the fourth day of the week

Other Words from Wednesday

Wednesdays \ ˈwenz-​(ˌ)dāz How to pronounce Wednesday (audio) , -​dēz How to pronounce Wednesday (audio) ; British also  ˈwe-​dᵊnz-​ \ adverb

Examples of Wednesday in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of Wednesday

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wednesday

Middle English, from Old English wōdnesdæg (akin to Old Norse ōthinsdagr Wednesday); akin to Old English Wōden Odin and dæg day

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“Wednesday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wednesday. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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Wednesday

noun
Wednes·​day | \ ˈwenz-dā How to pronounce Wednesday (audio) , -dē \

Kids Definition of Wednesday

: the fourth day of the week

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