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, 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.

    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. Sundayadverb

    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. 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

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.

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  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. Manisha Gunasekera:

    This is an attack against the whole of Sri Lanka because Sri Lanka is( a) multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural country, and the whole country comes together in celebration of Easter Sunday.

  2. Tim Clark:

    Maybe there's a tournament where I'm dead-last playing on Sunday and I might do something, but it's not really a move I want to do this year, but at some point, I'm going to have to do it because you don't want to come out cold turkey next year and start using a new putting technique.

  3. Cory Schenkel:

    He passed Sunday morning, due to old age and some health issues.

  4. Nichelle Tramble Spellman:

    I do understand their concern, i wish their concern had been reserved to the night of the premiere, on HBO, on Sunday night, when they watched an hour of television as to whether or not we succeeded in what we set out to do.

  5. George Will:

    Fox News Sunday was puzzling doubly so because House Speaker Paul Ryan still did n’t endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan, after Trump went after the Mexican judge from northern Indiana, then House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed him and I decided that, in fact, that this is not my party anymore. I changed my registration to unaffiliated 23 days ago.

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