from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fourth day of the week.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- adv. on Wednesday
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fourth day of the week; the day next after Tuesday. Abbreviated W., Wed. See week
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fourth day of the week; the third working day
Middle English, from Old English Wōdnesdæg, Woden's day : Wōdnes, genitive sing. of Wōden, Woden; + dæ, day; see day.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English Wednesdai, Wodnesdei, from Old English wōdnesdæġ ("Wednesday"), from a Germanic (compare Proto-Germanic *Wōdanas dagaz) calque of Latin dies ("day") Mercurii ("of Mercurii") and Koine Ancient Greek ἡμέρα (hemera, "day") Ἕρμου (Hermou, "of Hermes"), via an association of the god Odin (Woden) with Mercury and Hermes. (Wiktionary)