today

1 of 3

adverb

to·​day tə-ˈdā How to pronounce today (audio)
1
: on or for this day
2
: at the present time

today

2 of 3

noun

: the present day, time, or age
today's youth

today

3 of 3

adjective

: of or characteristic of today : now

Examples of today in a Sentence

Adverb We have to finish today. Earlier today I saw my cousin. I have an appointment later today. They announced today that he'll be promoted. I worry about children today. Today, more than a million people live there. Cars aren't built today like they were 30 years ago. Noun Have you read today's newspaper? live for today and let tomorrow worry about itself
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Noun
But where does all of this innovation leave today’s music professionals? Michael Gallant, Billboard, 15 May 2024 But, aircraft are more difficult to electrify than motor vehicles because of how heavy today’s batteries are. Karina Atkins, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for today 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1535, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1966, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Today.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/today. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

today

1 of 2 adverb
to·​day tə-ˈdā How to pronounce today (audio)
1
: on or for this day
2
: at the present time : nowadays

today

2 of 2 noun
: the present day, time, or age

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