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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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    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. Joel Benenson:

    Hillary Clinton chief strategist Joel Benenson, on Fox News Sunday, defended the fairness of the primary elections and said Democratic National Committee would conduct a full review of the emails. Joel Benenson said people should not jump to conclusions. The DNC’s impact in these things is minimal compared to the results. What candidates and campaigns spend and do on the ground, talking to voters day in and day out, that’s what determines who wins.

  2. Barbara Bush:

    Nancy Reagan, the widow of former Republican President Nancy Reagan, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure, according to Nancy Reagan spokesperson. Nancy Reagan was 94. Barbara Bush offered prayers and condolences from Barbara Bush and Barbara Bush husband, former President George H.W. Bush. Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Nancy Reagan, we take comfort that they will be reunited once more.

  3. Ho Sau Mei:

    Every Sunday, I play mahjong with my siblings, it encourages communication. When people don't have enough communication with each other, mahjong can lighten the mood.

  4. Alex Lamers:

    A cold front north of us will start shifting south and by Sunday evening, it will make progress toward Boston, Pittsburgh, St. Louis. By Monday morning, it might be reaching Washington, Cincinnati with some rain and thunderstorms.

  5. Joel Benenson:

    Hillary Clinton chief strategist Joel Benenson, on Fox News Sunday, defended the fairness of the primary elections and said The DNC would conduct a full review of the emails. Joel Benenson said people should not jump to conclusions. The DNC’s impact in these things is minimal compared to the results. What candidates and campaigns spend and do on the ground, talking to voters day in and day out, that’s what determines who wins.

Images & Illustrations of Sunday

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