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Webster 1913 Edition


Sunday

Sun′day

,
Noun.
[AS.
sunnandaeg
;
sunne
, gen.
sunnan
, the sun +
daeg
day; akin to D.
zondag
, G.
sonntag
; – so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the
sun
, or to its worship. See
Sun
, and
Day
.]
The first day of the week, – consecrated among Christians to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord’s Day.
Advent Sunday
,
Low Sunday
,
Passion Sunday
,
etc. See under
Advent
,
Low
, etc.
Syn. – See
Sabbath
.

Sun′day

,
Adj.
Belonging to the Christian Sabbath.
Sunday letter
.
See
Dominical letter
, under
Dominical
.
Sunday school
.
See under
School
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sunday

SUN'DAY

,
Noun.
The christian sabbath; the first day of the week, a day consecrated to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship. It is called also the Lord's day. Many pious persons however discard the use of Sunday, and call the day the sabbath.

Definition 2021


Sunday

Sunday

English

Noun

Sunday (plural Sundays)

  1. The seventh day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 standard, or the first day of the week in many religious traditions. The Sabbath for most Christians; it follows Saturday and precedes Monday.
    • 2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, in BBC Sport:
      And after missing a simple header in the first half, the Manchester United striker ensured England topped Group D to set up a quarter-final meeting with Italy in Kiev on Sunday.
  2. (informal) A newspaper published on Sunday.
    • 1974, John le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy:
      I gave him the switchboard with my love, went down to the Savoy for breakfast and read the Sundays.

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Sunday (third-person singular simple present Sundays, present participle Sundaying, simple past and past participle Sundayed)

  1. To spend Sunday (at a certain place, with a certain person or people, etc.).
    • 1910, Arthur B. Reeve, The Silent Bullet, III,
      I waded through accounts of new calves and colts, new fences and barns, who “Sundayed” with his brother, etc., and soon had a list of all the cases in that part of the country.
    • 1944, Emily Carr, The House of All Sorts, “Kipling,”
      The dogs and I were Sundaying on the garden lawn.
    • 2016, Brian Finnegan, “Your Sunday Best,” in totallydublin.ie,
      When we’re Sundaying in the city, I like nothing better than to roll out of bed and head straight for Noshington on the corner of South Circular Road and Washington Street, for one of their hugely satisfying weekend brunch options.

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Sunday (not comparable)

  1. (US, Canada) On Sundays.

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