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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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British Dictionary definitions for today's

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's

today

n.

Old English todæge, to dæge "on (the) day," from to "at, on" (see to) + dæge, dative of dæg "day" (see day). Generally written as two words until 16c., after which it usually was written to-day until early 20c.

Similar constructions exist in other Germanic languages (cf. Dutch van daag "from-day," Danish and Swedish i dag "in day"). German heute is from Old High German hiutu, from Proto-Germanic *hiu tagu "on (this) day," with first element from PIE pronomial stem *ki-, represented by Latin cis "on this side."

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