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today

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adverb to·day \tə-ˈdā\

Definition of today

  1. 1 :  on or for this day

  2. 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


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today

noun to·day

Definition of today

  1. :  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


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today

adjective to·day

Definition of today

  1. :  of or characteristic of today :  now

First Known Use of today

1966



TODAY Defined for English Language Learners

today

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adverb

Definition of today for English Language Learners

  • : on, during, or for this day

  • : at the present time

today

noun

Definition of today for English Language Learners

  • : this day

  • : the present time


TODAY Defined for Kids

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today

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adverb to·day \tə-ˈdā\

Definition of today for Students

  1. 1 :  on this day Do it today.

  2. 2 :  at the present time The town's population today is greater than 50 years ago.


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today

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noun to·day

Definition of today for Students

  1. :  the present day, time, or age



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