- the second day of the week, following Sunday.
Origin of Monday
Examples from the Web for monday
But the program is just six weeks long, the Pentagon admitted Monday.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’
Nancy A. Youssef
January 6, 2015
On Monday, Soelistyo had jolted relatives as well as searchers by suggesting that the plane could be “at the bottom of the sea.”Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found
December 30, 2014
After two nights in detention, he was scheduled to be deported back to Turkey on Monday.Pope-Shooter Ali Agca’s Very Weird Vatican Visit
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 29, 2014
As the sun set on Monday and the search was called off for the day, there had been no positive update on the possible wreckage.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
On Monday, de Blasio called for a temporary halt to protests until after the funerals of the two slain officers.Trayvon Martin’s Family Rejects ‘Dead Cops’ Marchers
December 24, 2014
On Monday morning she was ill, and Robin ordered her to stay in bed.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Punctually at nine o'clock on Monday morning, George was at the office.Life in London
Among the early shoppers on Monday morning came Mrs. Evan Roberts.
One feature of the "Monday Evenings" had, in the course of time, to be changed.
They all came, and they looked not one whit better than on the Monday evening before.
- the second day of the week; first day of the working week
Word Origin and History for monday
Old English mondæg, monandæg "Monday," literally "day of the moon," from mona (genitive monan; see moon (n.)) + dæg (see day). Common Germanic (cf. Old Norse manandagr, Old Frisian monendei, Dutch maandag, German Montag) loan-translation of Late Latin Lunæ dies, source of the day name in Romance languages (cf. French lundi, Italian lunedi, Spanish lunes), itself a loan-translation of Greek selenes hemera. The name for this day in Slavic tongues generally means "day after Sunday."
Phrase Monday morning quarterback is attested from 1932, Monday being the first day back at work after the weekend, when school and college football games were played. Black Monday (mid-14c.) is the Monday after Easter day, though how it got its reputation for bad luck is a mystery. Saint Monday (1753) was "used with reference to the practice among workmen of being idle Monday, as a consequence of drunkenness on the Sunday" before [OED]. Clergymen, meanwhile, when indisposed complained of feeling Mondayish (1804) in reference to effects of Sunday's labors.