What does Friday mean?

Definitions for Friday
ˈfraɪ deɪ, -diFri·day

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Friday, Fri(noun)

    the sixth day of the week; the fifth working day

Wiktionary

  1. Friday(Noun)

    The sixth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the fifth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; the Biblical sixth day of a week, the day before the Sabbath, or "day of preparation" in preparation for the Sabbath; the Islamic sabbath; it follows Thursday and precedes Saturday.

    Etymology: frigedæg. Compound of frīġe and dæġ "day".

  2. Friday(Adverb)

    on Friday

    Etymology: frigedæg. Compound of frīġe and dæġ "day".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Friday(noun)

    the sixth day of the week, following Thursday and preceding Saturday

    Etymology: [AS. frigedg, fr. Frigu, the gooddes of marriage; friqu love + dg day; cf. Icel. Frigg name of a goddess, the wife of Odin or Wodan, OHG. Fratag, Icel. Frjdagr. AS. frigu is prob. from the root of E. friend, free. See Free, and Day.]

Freebase

  1. Friday

    Friday is the day between Thursday and Saturday. In countries adopting Monday-first conventions as recommended by the international standard ISO 8601, it is the fifth day of the week. It is the sixth day in countries that adopt a Sunday-first convention, as in the Abrahamic tradition. In many countries, Friday is the last day of a five-day working week, and is viewed as a cause for celebration or relief. In some workplaces workers wear less formal attire on Fridays, known as Casual Friday or Dress-Down Friday. In other countries, Friday is the first day of the weekend, with Saturday the second. In Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iran, Friday is the last day of the weekend, with Saturday as the first day of the working week. Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait also followed this convention until they changed to a Friday–Saturday weekend, on 1 September 2006 in Bahrain and UAE, and a year later in Kuwait. In Iran, Friday is the only weekend day.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Friday

    frī′dā, n. the sixth day of the week.—Black Friday, Good Friday, from the black vestments of the clergy and altar in the Western Church: any Friday marked by a great calamity; Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, kept in commemoration of the Crucifixion; Holy Friday, Friday in an ember-week—also Golden Friday, sometimes put for Good Friday itself. [A.S. Frígedæg, day of (the goddess) Fríg—Latinised Frigga—wife of Odin.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Friday

    the young savage, the attendant of Robinson Crusoe, so called as discovered on a Friday.

  2. Friday

    the sixth day of the week, so called as consecrated to Freyia or Frigga, the wife of Odin; is proverbially a day of ill luck; held sacred among Catholics as the day of the crucifixion, and the Mohammedan Sunday in commemoration as the day on which, as they believe, Adam was created.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. friday

    The dies infaustus, on which old seamen were desirous of not getting under weigh, as ill-omened.

Editors Contribution

  1. friday

    A day of the week.

    Friday is a popular night for people to socialize.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Friday

    In the Scandinavian mythology this day of the week was set apart for the worship of Frigga, the wife of Odin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Friday' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2477

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Friday' in Written Corpus Frequency: #577

How to pronounce Friday?

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How to say Friday in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Friday in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Friday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Friday in a Sentence

  1. Najibur Rahman:

    He told our officials that there was nothing to scan, later we informed our foreign ministry and he was released on Friday under the Vienna Convention.

  2. Al Shabaab:

    Mujahideen fighters ... stormed the Kenyan base in the early hours of Friday morning, killing more than 100 Kenyan invaders, seizing their weapons and military vehicles and even capturing Kenyan soldiers alive.

  3. Patrick Rosenello:

    I've been a big supporter for Gov. Christie. I supported his efforts after Hurricane Sandy, it seems like he made a decision last Friday that this storm wasn't going to be a big storm. Didn't matter what happened.

  4. Gerald Ford:

    I do not want a honeymoon with you. I want a good marriage. I want progress, and I want problemsolving which requires my best efforts and also your best efforts. I have no need to learn how Congress speaks for the people. As President, I intend to listen. But I also intend to listen to the people themselvesall the peopleas I promised last Friday. I want to be sure that we are all tuned in to the real voice of America.

  5. Marc Maron:

    The real problem is that female comics have been hearing about this stuff or a while, and there was no place where they could go with that information, so, when it comes to believing women, I want to believe women, but in this particular instance, there was no one named in that story. There was no place for women to go tell this story. There were no women attached to it. I did n’t know their names until Friday … So I believed my friend.

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