- this present day: Today is beautiful.
- this present time or age: the world of today.
- on this present day: I will do it today.
- at the present time; in these days: Today you seldom see horses.
- Informal. of the present era; up-to-date: the today look in clothing styles.
Origin of today
Examples from the Web for todays
There's a substantial feature on the event in todays Irish Examiner.History Festival of Ireland
June 8, 2012
Five short novels of improbable todays and possible tomorrows.Space Prison
What do they say about the great Mr. Matson in todays papers?Baseball Joe on the Giants
Many scientific terms used in this book are different from todays standard terminology.Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2
From our todays ground Muammad-i-zamn M. crossed (his army) over the river (Son), leaving none behind.
In truth, looking at the drawbacks now removed, an earlier acceptance of the passage appears as natural as does todays rejection.
- this day, as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
- the present agechildren of today
- during or on this day
Word Origin and History for todays
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."