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

  • noun The fourth day of the week.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fourth day of the week; the day next after Tuesday. Abbreviated W., Wed. See week

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

  • noun The fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday.
  • noun See in the Vocabulary.

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

  • noun 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.
  • adverb on Wednesday

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English Wōdnesdæg, Woden's day : Wōdnes, genitive of Wōden, Woden; see wet- in Indo-European roots + dæg, day; see day.]

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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.

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