What does Sunday mean?

Definitions for Sunday
ˈsʌn deɪ, -diSun·day

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Sunday.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sunday, Lord's Day, Dominicus, Sun(noun)

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

  2. Sunday, Billy Sunday, William Ashley Sunday(noun)

    United States evangelist (1862-1935)

Wiktionary

  1. Sunday(Noun)

    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.

    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 .

  2. Sunday(Adverb)

    On Sunday

    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 .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunday(noun)

    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. Sunday(adj)

    belonging to the Christian Sabbath

Freebase

  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.

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

How to pronounce Sunday?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Sunday in sign language?

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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. Nikki Haley:

    Sunday's outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory is part of a pattern of Russian behavior that includes the purported annexation of Crimea and abuses against countless Ukrainians in Crimea.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    ‘I think Bernie Sanders seemed to have a course correction in the [Jefferson Jackson] dinner from one in which he said he wasn’t going to go negative to – to obviously focusing his, you know, his fire on her,’ [John Podesta] said on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday. Podesta said Clinton, on the other hand, refrained from partisanship and focused on painting a positive vision for the future of America in her speech.

  3. Jeirry Sumampow:

    PGI is concerned because this had happened many times and often taken place around the time of Sunday services.

  4. Inspector Richard Murray:

    We received a report around 5pm Sunday about a group of people dressed as Ku Klux Klan members in the vicinity of Greenwell Street in the town on Saturday night, we are also aware of images that are circulating that show people dressed as Ku Klux Klan members. Our inquiries are ongoing, and we are treating this as a hate incident at this time.

  5. Mackenzie Hughes:

    Im shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday, finishing at 6 under to match the second-highest winning score since the Honda moved to PGA National in 2007. He was the tours rookie of the year last season, plus has played more tournaments and more rounds than anyone since the 2018-19 season began nearly a year and a half ago. And now, hes a winner, picking up $ 1.26 million this week and becoming the Hondas 10th international champion in the last 16 seasons. Im birdied four of his first five holes, then birdied two of the final four after sticking tee shots on the tough par-3 15 and 17th holes within 8 feet both times to finish off the victory. Mackenzie Hughes, a Canadian who made the cut on the number Friday, shot Mackenzie Hughes second consecutive 66. Playing alongside Im, Mackenzie Hughes was part of some serious fireworks on the last two holes and missed a birdie putt at the par-5 finishing hole that would have gotten Mackenzie Hughes into a tie for the top spot. I love being in the mix.

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