What does Wednesday mean?

Definitions for Wednesday
ˈwɛnz deɪ, -diWednes·day

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wednesday, Midweek, Wednoun

    the fourth day of the week; the third working day

Wiktionary

  1. Wednesdaynoun

    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. Wednesdayadverb

    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. Wednesdayadjective

    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.

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  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

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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. Pat Cipollone:

    As for the hearing scheduled for December 4, we cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the president a fair process through additional hearings, more importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process. Accordingly, under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing.

  2. Linda Peralta:

    Thank God it did happen on New Year's Eve, if it was just a regular Wednesday, then everybody would have been asleep, and the fire could have spread to the apartments next door.

  3. Kevin McCarthy:

    The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters, president Biden should have immediately denounced the mob when President Biden saw what was unfolding.

  4. Andre Bakhos:

    You have a little pullback this morning and I don't see it as anything more than that, unless something material, i.e. The Fed goes back on their word, come Wednesday, right now, it looks to be like a healthy pullback and a little profit-taking off the strength on Friday.

  5. Susan Collins:

    PELOSI, SCHUMER MOCKED ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH ANGRY PARENTS MEMES AFTER THEIR PRIME TIME TRUMP REBUTTAL Sources tell Fox News that Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardnerremains worried about whether an extended shutdown and dysfunction in Washington could hurt the U.S.s credit rating, which is based on factors that include politics, monetary policy, economic indicators, and externalities. The county last lost its top-notch credit status in 2011 after Standard and Poors lowered it from AAA to AA +, amid a showdown over the debt ceiling. Gardner, a first-term senator, is up for re-election in 2020, and The Colorado Sun has said his seat is among the most vulnerable in Senate Minority. A poll conducted late last yearfound that Gardners favorability rating hovers near 43 percent. Hillary Clinton bested Trump by five percentage points during the 2016 presidential race in Colorado. Another Republican senator facing a tough re-election bid in 2020 in a state that went for Clinton in 2016, Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins, said Wednesday that Susan Collins had asked Trump at lunch to consider a compromise to end the shutdown. IN FIRST-EVER PRIME TIME OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS, TRUMP OFFERS COMPROMISE, LAMENTS BORDER CRISIS I suggested that we take a look at the package that we put together last February and brought to the floor as a possible compromise.

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