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.

  2. Wednesdayadverb

    on Wednesday

  3. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wednesdaynoun

    The fourth day of the week, so named by the Gothick nations from Woden or Odin.

    Etymology: wodensdag , Saxon; odensday, Swedish; woensday, Dutch; wensday, Islandick.

    Where is the honour of him that died on wednesday. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wednesdayadjective

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

  2. 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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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    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. Noël Coward:

    I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age -- which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.

  2. New Jersey:

    Pete Buttigieg, who is openly gay, remarked. The debate in Atlanta markedthe first time Pete Buttigieg faced other White House hopefuls as an undisputed member of the top tier. Pete Buttigieg WEBSITES ON BLACK AMERICA PLANS USED STOCK PHOTOS OF MINORITIES The 37-year old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, gained significant ground in recent months in Iowa, which holds United Nations first caucuses in February. Pete Buttigieg is bunched at the top of most polls in Iowa with candidates who have much longer political resumes. Veteran Democratic consultant and communications strategist Lynda Tran said Pete Buttigieg is on the rise, and that means Pete Buttigieg should anticipate the other candidates on stage this week to set their sights on Pete Buttigieg campaign. Some surveys are beginning to show Pete Buttigieg taking a more convincing lead in the race, at least in early-voting states. Pete Buttigieg still faces plenty of hurdles to clinching the Democratic nomination, particularly winning over black and other minority voters. But Pete Buttigieg Iowa rise means Pete Buttigieg could come under fire from Pete Buttigieg rivals like never before. Joe Biden, Warren and Bernie Sanders have all faced similar scrutiny in previous debates, and those attacks did little to change the trajectory of the race. The debate unfolded at a moment of uncertainty about the Democratic field, with some in the party, particularly donors, worried theres no one positioned to defeat Donald Trump. Former President Barack Obama took the unusual step last week of warning the party against moving too far to the left. Speaking to that anxiety, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick entered the Democratic race last week. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, is openly flirting with a bid. Neither Patrick nor Michael Bloomberg were onstage Wednesday. With less than three months before voting, much of the nations political attention would typically be focused on the primary. Instead, the focus is on the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. New Jersey Sen. Booker faces especially intense pressure. Hes yet to meet the Democratic National Committees polling requirements for the December debate, and New Jersey Sen. Booker campaign acknowledges that New Jersey Sen. Booker needs to capitalize on the national spotlight. In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 photo, the stage for the Democratic presidential primary is seen before Wednesday's debate in Atlanta. ( AP Photo/Mike Stewart) The New Jersey senator took an apparent shot at Pete Buttigieg at one point, following the news that his campaign had used a stock photo of a woman in Kenya who apparently hadnothing to do with the campaign. I want to turn back to the issue of black voters, i have a lifetime of experience with black voters.Ive been one since I was 18. Nobody on this stage should need a focus group to hear from African-American voters.

  3. David Cameron:

    It is a time when, every week, the prime minister has to know absolutely everything that is going on in Whitehall. Often you find out things that you want to stop pretty quickly before 12 o'clock on a Wednesday.

  4. Christon Scriven:

    He just said on Wednesday, everything was going to happen. He said they had seven days, i just ran through my head that he did it [... ] Like, he really went and did what he said he was going to do.

  5. Ben Williamson:

    Rep. Meadows was advised this weekend that he may have come in contact with the Conservative Political Action Conference attendee who tested positive for COVID-19, now 12 days ago. Out of an abundance of caution, Mark Meadows received testing which came back negative, while Mark Meadows's experiencing zero symptoms, under doctors' standard precautionary recommendations, Mark Meadows'll remain at home until the 14 day period expires this Wednesday.

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