What does Friday mean?

Definitions for Friday
ˈfraɪ deɪ, -diFri·day

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Friday, Frinoun

    the sixth day of the week; the fifth working day

Wiktionary

  1. Fridaynoun

    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.

  2. Fridayadverb

    on Friday

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fridaynoun

    The sixth day of the week, so named of Freya, a Saxon deity.

    Etymology: frige dæg, Saxon.

    An’ she were not kin to me, she would be as fair on Friday as Helen is on Sunday. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.

    For Venus, like her day, will change her cheer,
    And seldom shall we see a Friday clear. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fridaynoun

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

  2. 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.

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  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

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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. Paul Manafort:

    It is an attempt by them to take the focus off of the FBI's announcement of last Friday on the FBI's renewed interest in the Clinton email scandal and the WikiLeaks release of DNC and Clinton campaign emails, there is nothing of my business activities to investigate. There is no FBI investigation and NBC even admitted that there is no [c]riminal investigation.

  2. Tian Weidong:

    Although the ECB announcement is good news, Chinese investors are cautious leading up to the weekend, particularly after last Friday's crackdown.

  3. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    We hope by tomorrow (Friday) we will have in place short-term emergency measures that will provide us with the level of assurance we need to allow flights to go out from the UK empty and bring those people back to the UK.

  4. Olivier Jakob:

    Unless the weekly report can show some larger stock changes we expect a low-volume environment to continue tomorrow and Friday.

  5. Scott Hale:

    The Inn is right in the middle of Friday Harbor, so couples can stroll sidewalks hand in hand as they window shop, head for dinner, look for a cafe to disappear into or a cozy bench to watch the world roll by.

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