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today

[tuh-dey] /təˈdeɪ/
noun
1.
this present day:
Today is beautiful.
2.
this present time or age:
the world of today.
adverb
3.
on this present day:
I will do it today.
4.
at the present time; in these days:
Today you seldom see horses.
adjective
5.
Informal. of the present era; up-to-date:
the today look in clothing styles.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English tō dæg. See to, day
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Examples for today
  • There is something crazy about what is going on in our country today.
  • The first is that even today it struggles to provide for its people.
  • Some philosophers today are doing more than thinking deeply.
  • So much of science today revolves around using human biological tissue of some kind.
  • It's more or less impossible to define hysteria in a way that a physician today would find acceptable.
  • Our bodies weren't designed to process the foods and beverages that people are in-taking today.
  • Even today researchers argue about what separates modern humans from other, extinct hominids.
  • Go to the national geographic web site and you will see the oil that is still there today.
  • today the painting's value is measured in the millions.
  • today it seems nearly as unspoiled as it was many years ago.
British Dictionary definitions for today

today

/təˈdeɪ/
noun
1.
this day, as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
2.
the present age children of today
adverb
3.
during or on this day
4.
nowadays
Word Origin
Old English tō dæge, literally: on this day, from to + dæge, dative of dægday
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Word Origin and History for today
today
O.E. todæge, to dæge "on (the) day," from to "at, on" (see to) + dæge, dative of dæg "day." Generally written as two words until 16c., after which it usually was written to-day until early 20c. Similar constructions exist in other Gmc. languages (cf. Du. van daag "from-day," Dan., Swed. i dag "in day"). Ger. heute is from O.H.G. hiutu, from P.Gmc. *hiu tagu "on (this) day," with first element from PIE pronomial stem *ki-, represented by L. cis "on this side."
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