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today

adverb to·day \ tə-ˈdā \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of today

1 : on or for this day
2 : at the present time

Examples of today in a Sentence

  1. We have to finish today.

  2. Earlier today I saw my cousin.

  3. I have an appointment later today.

  4. They announced today that he'll be promoted.

  5. I worry about children today.

  6. Today, more than a million people live there.

  7. Cars aren't built today like they were 30 years ago.

First Known Use of today

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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today Synonyms

Antonyms

before, formerly, long, once, then;

Related Words

here;

Phrases

at present, for the time being;


2

today

noun

Definition of today

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

Examples of today in a Sentence

  1. Have you read today's newspaper?

  2. live for today and let tomorrow worry about itself

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First Known Use of today

1535

in the meaning defined above

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3

today

adjective

Definition of today

: of or characteristic of today : now

First Known Use of today

1966

in the meaning defined above

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TODAY Defined for English Language Learners

today

Definition of today for English Language Learners

  • : on, during, or for this day

  • : at the present time


today

Definition of today for English Language Learners

  • : this day

  • : the present time


TODAY Defined for Kids

1

today

adverb to·day \ tə-ˈdā \

Definition of today for Students

1 : on this day
  • Do it today.
2 : at the present time The town's population today is greater than 50 years ago.

2

today

noun

Definition of today for Students

: the present day, time, or age


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