What does Sunday mean?

Definitions for Sunday
ˈsʌn deɪ, -disun·day

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Sunday.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sunday, Lord's Day, Dominicus, Sunnoun

    first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians

  2. Sunday, Billy Sunday, William Ashley Sundaynoun

    United States evangelist (1862-1935)

Wiktionary

  1. Sundaynoun

    The seventh day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 standard, or the first day of the week in many religious traditions. The Sabbath for most Christians; it follows Saturday and precedes Monday.

  2. Sundayadverb

    On Sunday

  3. Etymology: sunnenday from sunnandæg, from sunne, + dæg, as a translation of dies solis; declared the "venerable day of the sun" by Roman Emperor Constantine on March 7, 321.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sundaynoun

    The day anciently dedicated to the sun; the first day of the week; the Christian sabbath.

    Etymology: sun and day.

    If thou wilt needs thrust thy neck into a yoke, wear the print of it, and sigh away Sundays. William Shakespeare.

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

    At prime they enter’d on the Sunday morn;
    Rich tap’stry spread the streets. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Sunday

    Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday. In most Western countries, Sunday is a day of rest and a part of the weekend. It is often considered the first day of the week. For most observant adherents of Christianity, Sunday is generally observed as a day of worship and rest, recognising it as the Lord's Day and the day of Christ's resurrection; in the United States, Canada, Japan, the Philippines as well as in most of South America, Sunday is the first day of the week. According to the Hebrew calendar and traditional calendars (including Christian calendars) Sunday is the first day of the week; Quaker Christians call Sunday the "first day" in accordance with their testimony of simplicity. The International Organization for Standardization, which is based in Switzerland, calls Sunday the seventh day of the week.

ChatGPT

  1. Sunday

    Sunday is typically the seventh day of the week and is considered a day of rest or leisure in many cultures. It is associated with religious observances, family time, relaxation, or engaging in recreational activities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sundaynoun

    the first day of the week, -- consecrated among Christians to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day

  2. Sundayadjective

    belonging to the Christian Sabbath

Wikidata

  1. Sunday

    Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday. For some Christians, Sunday is observed as a day for worship of God and rest, due to the belief that it is Lord's Day, the day of Christ's resurrection. Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, part of 'the weekend'. In all Muslim countries, Sunday is a normal working day and Friday is the day of rest, Muslims also go to jummah prayer. According to the Hebrew calendars and traditional Christian calendars, Sunday is the first day of the week. According to the International Organization for Standardization ISO 8601 Sunday is the seventh and last day of the week. No century in the Gregorian calendar starts on a Sunday, whether its first year is '00 or '01. The Jewish New Year never falls on a Sunday..

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sunday

    sun′dā, n. the first day of the week, so called because anciently dedicated to the sun or its worship.—ns. Sun′day-best, one's best clothes; Sun′day-saint, one whose religion is confined to Sundays; Sun′day-school, a school for religious instruction for children, held on Sunday. [A.S. sunnan dæg; Ger. sonntag.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sunday

    Ought to be a day of rest at sea as well as on shore, when religious services might generally be performed. Though called the negro's holiday, it often brings but little cessation from work in some merchantmen; they sail on a Sunday, not because of exigency, but because it is otherwise a leisure day, and thereby gained to the owners.

Editors Contribution

  1. Sunday

    A day of the week.

    On a Sunday we like to do things as a family, sometimes we go to the park, have friends around to eat dinner with, play outdoors or play games indoors if we feel like it,


    Submitted by MaryC on January 23, 2016  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Sunday

    The first day of the week, dedicated in the Scandinavian mythology to sun-worship.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SUNDAY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sunday is ranked #9147 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sunday surname appeared 3,567 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Sunday.

    81.8% or 2,918 total occurrences were White.
    6.4% or 229 total occurrences were Black.
    4.6% or 164 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3.1% or 111 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.7% or 97 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 48 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sunday' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1244

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sunday' in Written Corpus Frequency: #598

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sunday in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sunday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Sunday in a Sentence

  1. Heather Nauert:

    Midday today they contacted us and offered to meet on Sunday, we will be ready.

  2. The White House:

    Sunday, February 15 was the biggest enrollment day ever: more new consumers signed up for health coverage than on any day this open enrollment period or the last.

  3. Jordan Spieth:

    To birdie the last two holes is really big for me right now as I'm looking to gain confidence under pressure and test some of the stuff I've been working on, in this matchplay format it feels like you're battling to win a golf tournament on a Saturday or Sunday. So it was really cool to hit some clutch shots and pull off the tie.

  4. The Dodgers:

    Their recommendation was for us to … he was our scheduled [starter] Sunday, and to move forward and start that game on Sunday. And so for me to try to read into it anymore outside of what they advised me and us to do, I just choose to follow their lead.

  5. New York:

    New York Sen. Schumer TELLS CLINTON,' New York Sen. Schumer acknowledged on Sunday that The Democrats were partially to blame for Americans not knowing what the party stands for. When you lose an election with someone who has, say, 40 percent popularity, you look in the mirror and say what did we do wrong ?

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