Wednesday, Midweek, Wed(noun)
the fourth day of the week; the third working day
The fourth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the third day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Tuesday and precedes Thursday.
Origin: From Wednesdai, Wodnesdei, from wodnesdæg, from a Germanic calque of dies Mercurii and Koine ἡμέρα Ἕρμου, via an association of the god Odin (Woden) with Mercury and Hermes.
the fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday
Origin: [OE. wednesdai, wodnesdei, AS. Wdnes dg, i. e., Woden's day (a translation of L. dies Mercurii); fr. Wden the highest god of the Teutonic peoples, but identified with the Roman god Mercury; akin to OS. Wdan, OHG. Wuotan, Icel. Oinn, D. woensdag Wednesday, Icel. insdagr, Dan. & Sw. onsdag. See Day, and cf. Woden, Wood, a.]
Wednesday is the day of the week between Tuesday and Thursday. According to international standard ISO 8601 adopted in most western countries it is the third day of the week. In countries that use the Sunday-first convention Wednesday is defined as the fourth day of the week. It is the fourth day of the week in the Judeo-Christian calendar as well, and was defined so in the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical calendars. The name is derived from Old English Wōdnesdæg and Middle English Wednesdei, "day of Wodanaz", ultimately a calque of dies Mercurii "day of Mercury." Wednesday is in the middle of the common Western 5-day workweek that starts on Monday and finishes on Friday.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wenz′dā, n. fourth day of the week. [A.S. Wódenes dæg, the day of Woden or Odin, the chief Teutonic deity.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
fourth day of the week, Woden's Day, as Thursday is Thor's. It is called Midwoch, i. e. Midweek, by the Germans.
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Etymology and Origins
In the Scandinavian mythology this was “Wodin’s Day,” or that set apart for the worship of Odin or Wodin, the god of magic and the inventor of the Arts.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Wednesday' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2839
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Wednesday' in Written Corpus Frequency: #852
The numerical value of Wednesday in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Wednesday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Wednesday in a Sentence
My birthday was this Wednesday.
They were released on Wednesday evening.
Some products were already sold out last Wednesday.
People cut back on Wednesday, so Tuesday's a fun day.
We will likely reopen on Wednesday, if everything goes well.
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