What does Wednesday mean?

Definitions for Wednesday
ˈwɛnz deɪ, -diWed·nes·day

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wednesday, Midweek, Wed(noun)

    the fourth day of the week; the third working day

Wiktionary

  1. Wednesday(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. Wednesday(Adverb)

    on Wednesday

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wednesday(adj)

    the fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Wednesday

    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

  1. Wednesday

    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

  1. Wednesday

    fourth day of the week, Woden's Day, as Thursday is Thor's. It is called Midwoch, i. e. Midweek, by the Germans.

Editors Contribution

  1. wednesday

    A day of the week.

    Wednesday is a perceived day as the middle of the week.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Wednesday

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wednesday' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2839

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wednesday' in Written Corpus Frequency: #852

How to pronounce Wednesday?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wednesday in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wednesday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Wednesday in a Sentence

  1. Doug Burgum:

    We are eternally grateful for the courageous service and sacrifices made by Ron Hepper and all North Dakotans who proudly served their country in the Vietnam War, as well as their families, especially those whose loved ones never came home, while we wish we were able to return these tags to Ron Hepper Ron Hepper, we are thankful for the opportunity and tremendous honor to present this keepsake to Ruth Hepper on Wednesday on behalf of a grateful state and nation.

  2. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    Here's what I would hate more, and that is to wake up on the first Wednesday of November in 2016 to the news that Hillary Clinton has been elected president of the United States.

  3. Eric Dier:

    We've seen the way the country has got behind us and the happiness we are giving out and it's fantastic to be a part of, we're just really happy. We're focused on Wednesday because we believe we can continue this great journey.

  4. Kyle Larson:

    I told Tony( Stewart) if he could promise me it would be rough and hooked-up, I'd run, he said he couldn't promise me that and so I'm not running. But, now it looks like it's going to rain on Tuesday, so the track will probably be hooked-up and rough on Wednesday. So, as it gets closer, I'm wishing I was racing it.

  5. Behnam Ben Taleblu:

    Lawmakers are considering reducing how often the president must make these decisions on waivers and certifications. They’re also debating stronger enforcement of the nuclear deal, and more measures to penalize Iran’s ballistic missile program. Sources close to the discussions said Tillerson met Wednesday at the White House and this weekend at Camp David with the president to discuss these deadlines and broader Iran policy. The goal is actually to get a better deal, the way you do that is to create the conditions through more pressure and also to regovern the way under which the U.S. is party to the deal and to tighten the conditions for sanctions relief and clarify the path ahead.

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