What does sunday mean?

Definitions for sunday
ˈsʌn deɪ, -disun·day

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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.

    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 .

  2. Sundayadverb

    On Sunday

    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 .

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. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh:

    Saturday storm creates a sense of urgency. We're taking extra steps to make sure Boston and people can dig out on Sunday.

  2. Kyle Shanahan:

    I’m excited to see him play, i know he’s got the ability to do a lot of things. But it’s going to be the first time out there for the whole game. I’m just pumped to see him play, but I don’t go into it expecting anything. You try to prepare a guy as good as you can from our standpoint. I know he’s done his part in preparing. Then when Sunday comes, that’s usually the spot where you get to have fun and just cut it loose and you live with the results.

  3. Dwayne Johnson:

    It came early, actually, this past Sunday, [Lauren] wakes me up and was like, ‘Hey, you’ve gotta get up, I’m having the baby!’ And it was like a full-on, full-tilt boogie, going 100 mph… We get in the car and as soon as I’m backing up, she’s like, ‘April Fool's!’.

  4. Amanda Milleren:

    In the Sunday newspaper there was a four- or five-page spread for employment advertisements and almost every one of them said, 'Must pass a background check and a drug screen.' So there's a lot of people who are unemployed as a result.

  5. George Hill:

    Everyone in this locker room felt we gave this one away and we missed the opportunity, we have a game on Sunday to make up for it and do the best we can to get back on the right track.

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