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.

  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.

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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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. Stephen Leacock:

    Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.

  2. Cheryl Furler:

    About three dozen police vehicles, including an armored truck, and four ambulances responded to the shooting. The Whitehall and Allentown police departments, and Pennsylvania State Police troopers, were on the scene, The Morning Call reported. No arrests havebeen made as of Sunday, and no motive behind the shooting was released. Investigatorswerereviewing surveillance footage in hopes of identifying a suspect. Authorities called for anyone in the mall at the time of the shooting who may have cell phone video of the incident to contact police. NEARLY 100 PROTESTERS ARRESTED AT ABOLISH ICE PROTESTS IN NYC Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Lukes University Hospital were put on alert in case anyone injured left the mall undetected before law enforcement arrived, The Morning Call reported. Allentown Police Capt.Mike Becker told The Associated Press that Allentown Police Capt.Mike Becker department was assisting Whitehall Township Police but had no other information to share. Cheryl Furler, an employee at Bath Body Works, told WFMZ that Cheryl Furler and about 50 other people barricaded themselves in the stockroom. We took filing cabinets and pushed them up against the doors.

  3. Martin Luther:

    Like those who crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday, we will not accept empty promises in pursuit of my father's dream for a more equal and just America.

  4. Express Helicopters:

    All services( regular and charter) were immediately suspended following the tragic accident on Sunday, January 26.

  5. Burt Flickinger:

    There are generations of families, grandparents to grandchildren, who like to spend their Saturday morning or Sunday afternoons at the mall, offering them other activities, like indoor skydiving or Legoland theme parks, that allow them to spend this time together outside of a store is a good way to keep them at the mall longer and to keep spending.

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