Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The second day of the week.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The first day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm and second day of the week in many religious traditions. It follows Sunday and precedes Tuesday.
  • adv. on Monday

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The second day of the week; the day following Sunday.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The second day of the week.
  • n. Hence— Any Easter Monday.
  • n. The first Monday after schoolboys' holidays.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the second day of the week; the first working day

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English Mōnandæg (translation of Latin lūnae diēs, day of the moon) : mōnan, genitive of mōna, moon; see moon + dæg, day; see day.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English mōnandæġ ("day of the moon"), from mōna ("moon") + dæg ("day"), late Proto-Germanic *mēniniz dagaz, a translation of Latin dies lunae. Compare West Frisian moandei, Dutch maandag, German Montag, Danish mandag. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • * Monday, Sweet Monday* by John F. Dobbyn There are, as they say, only three certainties in life: death, taxes, and a motion session on Monday in the Suffolk County criminal court of Judge Herbert "The Hammer" Sadoski.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • In Scotland the first Monday is kept as a great holiday among servants and children, to whom _Handsel Monday_, as it is called, is analogous to _Boxing Day_ in England, when all expect some little present in token of affection, or in recognition of services rendered during the past year.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • Eldridge, the two English prisoners, concerning the prize, and so the court was adjourned till Monday, at 10 of the clock, A.M. _Monday, 17th.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 48, October, 1861

  • CH000 * Editor's Notes*: Crime Notes CH001 * Monday, Sweet Monday* by John F. Dobbyn CH002 * The Body in the Spring* by Kevin Prufer CH003 * The Method in Her Madness* by Tom Savage CH004 * Death of an Aztec Princess* by Martin Limon CH005 * Our Daughter is in Heaven* by Elaine Menge CH006 * Who's Going to Hang?

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • So, not to be tiring you too much, we went on from good to better, and better to best; and if it pleased God to question me how it was we got on so well in the world, I should answer, Upon my conscience, myself does not know; except it be that we never made Saint Monday, [Footnote: _Saint Monday_, or

    Tales and Novels — Volume 02

  • Mary Botkin, a former Democratic National Committee committeewoman from Portland, added her name Monday to those calling for his resignation.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay first used the term Monday, as she criticized Syria's expanding crackdown on civilian protesters and said the U.N. Security Council's failure to agree on how to stop the violence is encouraging the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Navi Pillay first used the term Monday, as she criticized Syria's expanding crackdown on civilian protesters and said the U.N. Security Council's failure to agree on how to stop the violence is encouraging the forces of Site Map

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  • "I've been in the Superdome quite often," said Jefferson, who will try to wrap up his college career with another title Monday night, when he leads top-ranked LSU against No. 2 Alabama in the BCS title game.

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