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

Definition of Wednesday

: the fourth day of the week

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Wednesdays \ ˈwenz-​(ˌ)dāz How to pronounce Wednesdays (audio) , -​dēz ; 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.
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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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The first known use of Wednesday was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wednesday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Wednesday

: the day of the week between Tuesday and Thursday


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

Kids Definition of Wednesday

: the fourth day of the week

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