Definitions

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

  • n. The fifth day of the week.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fifth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the fourth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Wednesday and precedes Friday.
  • adv. on Thursday

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The fifth day of the week, following Wednesday and preceding Friday.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fifth day of the week. See week. Abbreviated Th., Thur.

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

  • n. the fifth day of the week; the fourth working day

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English thūres dæg, alteration (influenced by Old Norse thōrsdagr, Thor's day) of thunres dæg, Thor's day (translation of Late Latin Iovis diēs, Jupiter's day) : thunres, genitive of thunor, thunder; + dæg, day; see day.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English þursdæġ, þurresdæġ ("Thursday"), possibly from a contraction of Old English þunresdæġ ("Thursday", literally "Thor's day"), but more likely of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse þōrsdagr or Old Danish þūrsdag ("Thursday"); all from Proto-Germanic *Þunras dagaz (“Thor's day”). Compare West Frisian tongersdei, Dutch donderdag, German Donnerstag, Danish torsdag. More at thunder, day. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • B.K.Bangash/Associated Press A MOTHER'S LOVE: A mother who lost her son in a plane crash last year touched his name Thursday at a monument built near the site of crash, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

    Photos of the Day: July 28

  • B.K.Bangash/Associated Press A Pakistani mother who lost her son in a last year's plane crash, touched his name Thursday at a monument built near the site of crash, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

    Asia in Pictures

  • The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant got the word Thursday that the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission had approved its request for a 20-year license extension that would allow it to operate until 2032.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Sean Moore bounced back from a tough second round, but couldn't make up enough ground to get back in contention for the title Thursday at the PowerBilt Kentucky Open in Lexington.

    The Richmond Register Homepage

  • RICHMOND - Sean Moore bounced back from a tough second round, but couldn't make up enough ground to get back in contention for the title Thursday at the PowerBilt Kentucky Open in

    The Richmond Register Homepage

  • PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia took the title Thursday of largest U.S. city with a casino when

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  • Thirty-one-year-old Scott Huggins was sentenced to the term Thursday as part of a four-year sentence to intensive supervised probation.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Yesterday, several outlets, citing anonymous sources stated that the Southern California emcee had been dropped from the label Thursday or Friday and that

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  • Finally, after 33 previous bowl games, the last two 12-1 teams standing -- No. 1 Oklahoma of the Big 12 Conference and No. 2 Florida of the Southeastern Conference -- are ready to battle for the title Thursday night at Dolphin Stadium.

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  • He won the title Thursday by beating a player from New Zealand.

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