Sunday

[suhn-dey, -dee]
noun
1.
the first day of the week, observed as the sabbath by most Christian sects.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Sunday.
3.
used, done, taking place, or being as indicated only on or as if on Sundays: a Sunday matinée.
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4.
a month of Sundays, an indeterminately great length of time: She hadn't taken a vacation in a month of Sundays.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English sun(nen)day, Old English sunnandæg, translation of Latin diēs sōlis, itself translation of Greek hēméra hēlíou day of the sun; cognate with German Sonntag

Sundaylike, adjective
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Sunday

[suhn-dey, -dee]
noun
1.
William Ashley [ash-lee] , ("Billy Sunday") 1862–1935, U.S. evangelist.
2.
a female given name.
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Sunday (ˈsʌndɪ, -deɪ)
 
n
the first day of the week and the Christian day of worship
 
[Old English sunnandæg, translation of Latin diēs sōlis day of the sun, translation of Greek hēmera hēliou; related to Old Norse sunnu dagr, German Sonntag]

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Word Origin & History

Sunday
O.E. Sunnandæg, lit. "day of the sun," from sunnan, oblique case of sunne "sun" + dæg "day," from a W.Gmc. loan-translation of L. dies solis "day of the sun," which is itself a loan-translation of Gk. hemera heliou. Cf. O.N. sunnundagr, Ger. Sonntag "Sunday." Like other weekday names, not
regularly capitalized until 17c. Sunday school dates from 1783 (originally for secular instruction); Sunday clothes is from 1642. Sunday driver is from 1925.
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Idioms & Phrases

Sunday

In addition to the idiom beginning with Sunday, also see month of Sundays.

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Example sentences for sunday
Despite questions about his income, no scandal ever touched sunday.
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