Definitions

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

  • noun The third day of the week.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The third day of the week. See week.

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

  • noun The third day of the week, following Monday and preceding Wednesday.

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  • noun The third day of the week in many religious traditions, and the second day of the week in systems that use the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Monday and precedes Wednesday.
  • adverb on Tuesday

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

  • noun the third day of the week; the second working day

Etymologies

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

[Middle English Tuesdai, from Old English Tīwesdæg, Tiu's day : Tīwes, genitive of Tīw, Tiu; see Tiu + dæg, day (translation of Latin diēs Mārtis, Mars' day).]

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From Middle English Tewesday, from Old English Tīwesdæġ ("Tuesday"), from Proto-Germanic *Tīwas dagaz (“Tuesday”, literally "Tiw's Day"), from *Tīwaz (“Tyr, god of war”) + *dagaz (“day”). This was a Germanic rendering of Latin dies Martis in interpretatio germanica, itself a translation of Ancient Greek  (Areos hemera) (interpretatio romana). Cognate with Scots Tysday ("Tuesday"), West Frisian tiisdei ("Tuesday"), German dialectal Ziestag ("Tuesday"), Danish tirsdag ("Tuesday"), Swedish tisdag ("Tuesday"). More at Tyr, day.

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