Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The fifth day of the week.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The fifth day of the week, following Wednesday and preceding Friday.
  • noun See under Holy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • adverb on Thursday

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

  • noun the fifth day of the week; the fourth working day

Etymologies

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

[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; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots + dæg, day; see day.]

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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.

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

  • 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

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

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

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

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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