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

Example Sentences

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
One hundred and eight years ago today, on Nov. 25, 1914, Joe DiMaggio was born in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Martinez. Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2022 On Wednesday night, hundreds of guests, many in Mugler, gathered at the museum to attend a party for the opening of Thierry Mugler’s ‘Couturissime,’ which will be on view to the public beginning today through May 2023. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Nov. 2022 Although the baby boy was born on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the couple took to their Instagram page today (Nov. 18) to make the announcement to their fans. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 18 Nov. 2022 The car was originally announced in December, but today Waymo is showing off a bit more detail about the vehicle. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 17 Nov. 2022 Jake Zuckerman reports the legislation, which passed Tuesday through the House Criminal Justice Committee on a unanimous and bipartisan basis, could pass the full chamber as soon as today. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2022 President Biden issued an emergency declaration today for Florida that opens up federal assistance for emergency response in 45 of the state’s 67 counties. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 10 Nov. 2022 In partnership with Nike and the NBA, all 30 teams around the league today unveiled their 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition uniforms, which represent the stories, history and heritage that make each franchise unique. Nick Crain, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 Two weeks from today – Thursday, Nov. 24 - the 33rd annual game will be played. Marc Bona, cleveland, 10 Nov. 2022 See More

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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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“Today.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/today. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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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