Wednesday
Wednesday Wednes"day (?; 48), n. [OE. wednesdai, wodnesdei, AS. W[=o]dnes d[ae]g, i. e., Woden's day (a translation of L. dies Mercurii); fr. W[=o]den the highest god of the Teutonic peoples, but identified with the Roman god Mercury; akin to OS. W[=o]dan, OHG. Wuotan, Icel. O[eth]inn, D. woensdag Wednesday, Icel. [=o][eth]insdagr, Dan. & Sw. onsdag. See {Day}, and cf. {Woden}, {Wood}, a.] The fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday. [1913 Webster]

{Ash Wednesday}. See in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wednesday — is the fourth day of the week [ [http://www.merriam webster.com/dictionary/wednesday wednesday Definition from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary ] ] in most western countries. This day is between Tuesday and Thursday. Origins of the name: See …   Wikipedia

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  • Wednesday — O.E. Wodnesdæg Woden s day, a Germanic loan translation of L. dies Mercurii day of Mercury (Cf. O.N. Oðinsdagr, Swed. Onsdag, O.Fris. Wonsdei, M.Du. Wudensdach). For Woden, see ODIN (Cf. Odin). Contracted pronunciation is recorded from 15c. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wednesday — (engl., spr ūénnsdē), Mittwoch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Wednesday — see Friday …   Modern English usage

  • Wednesday — ► NOUN ▪ the day of the week before Thursday and following Tuesday. ORIGIN Old English, named after the Germanic god Odin; translation of Latin Mercurii dies day of Mercury …   English terms dictionary

  • Wednesday — [wenz′dā; ] occas [., wenz′dē] n. [ME Wednes dei < OE Wodnes dæg, Woden s day (see WODEN & DAY), like ON Othinsdagr (lit., Odin s day), early transl. of L dies Mercurii, Mercury s day] the fourth day of the week: abbrev. Wed, We, or W …   English World dictionary

  • Wednesday — Wednes|day [ˈwenzdi, deı] n written abbreviation Wed. or Wed [U and C] [: Old English; Origin: wodnesdAg, from Woden Odin + dAg day ] the day between Tuesday and Thursday on Wednesday ▪ The sale starts on Wednesday. ▪ We can go Wednesday. AmE… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Wednesday */*/*/ — UK [ˈwenzdeɪ] / US [ˈwenzˌdeɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Wednesday : singular Wednesday plural Wednesdays the day after Tuesday and before Thursday They are arriving on Wednesday. This year, Christmas falls on a Wednesday. Wednesday …   English dictionary

  • Wednesday — Wednes|day [ wenz,deı ] noun count or uncount *** the day after Tuesday and before Thursday: They are arriving on Wednesday. This year, Christmas falls on a Wednesday. Wednesday morning/afternoon/night etc.: Shall we meet on Wednesday evening?… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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