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.

Wikipedia

  1. Friday

    Friday is the day of the week between Thursday and Saturday. In countries that adopt the traditional "Sunday-first" convention, it is the sixth day of the week. In countries adopting the ISO-defined "Monday-first" convention, it is the fifth day of the week. In most Western countries, Friday is the fifth and final day of the working week. In some other countries, Friday is the first day of the weekend, with Saturday the second. In Israel, Friday is the sixth day of the week. In Iran, Friday is the last day of the weekend, with Saturday as the first day of the working week. Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait also followed this convention until they changed to a Friday–Saturday weekend on September 1, 2006, in Bahrain and the UAE, and a year later in Kuwait. The UAE changed its weekend from Friday-Saturday to Saturday-Sunday on January 1, 2022.

ChatGPT

  1. friday

    Friday is the fifth day of the week in the Gregorian calendar, traditionally recognized to follow Thursday and precede Saturday. It is a day observed by many cultures and religions as having significant meaning, with varying traditions and customs. In countries using the Sunday-first convention, Friday is the sixth day of the week. The word itself is derived from the Old English "Frīġedæġ," meaning "day of Frige," who was an Old English goddess.

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.]

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FRIDAY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Friday is ranked #5029 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Friday surname appeared 6,980 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Friday.

    61.4% or 4,291 total occurrences were White.
    27.7% or 1,938 total occurrences were Black.
    5.2% or 363 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.8% or 199 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 138 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 51 total occurrences were Asian.

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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

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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. Tim Huelskamp:

    You can't do the job 9-5, Monday through Friday, the speaker has to work on weekends. I'm not running for speaker, I've got young kids at home. ... The time commitment is not 40 hours a week.

  2. Paddy Lowe:

    There will be plenty of analysis to do on Friday and we could see some interesting calls on qualifying and race strategy.

  3. John Paris:

    In the older world, you couldn't eat meat on Friday, but if you were starving and meat was the only food available, of course you would eat meat.

  4. Ernest Bower:

    Friday's drama was damaging because American partners, particularly in Southeast Asia, are really worried about a narrative they see in Beijing -- that is, the Chinese see weakness in Washington right now, i think this scares Southeast Asia because it emboldens China to move even more quickly on its plans to organize Asia's economic integration and, quickly following that, to try to push the United States out as guarantor of security.

  5. Billy Weatherall:

    We have a signed contract, i got a phone call from a school official Friday morning while I was having my quiet time and drinking coffee.

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