- the sixth day of the week, following Thursday.
Origin of Friday
Examples from the Web for friday
Contemporary Examples of friday
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.LIVE Coverage of the Paris Terror Attacks
January 9, 2015
On Friday, the story had looked like it might blow over as Buckingham Palace sought to dismiss it as a “civil case.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’
January 4, 2015
The movie we went to that Friday night in 1953 was The Big Heat.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
The Friday Night Lights television show featured characters talking of “Texas forever.”Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
Schiff told The Daily Beast that he was given a classified briefing about the Sony attack from the intelligence community Friday.Obama Could Hit China to Punish North Korea
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of friday
This long procession of mourners continued all day Thursday and Friday.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
There wasn't a thing the matter with our car when I drove it in Friday night.
Friday evening Linda was called from the dinner table to the telephone.
It was as it might be Friday you and me had that little talk.The Incomplete Amorist
Do you recollect taking the letters to the post, on Friday afternoon?The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Word Origin for Friday
Old English frigedæg "Frigga's day," from Frige, genitive of Frig (see Frigg), Germanic goddess of married love, a West Germanic translation of Latin dies Veneris "day of (the planet) Venus," which itself translated Greek Aphrodites hemera.
Cf. Old Norse frijadagr, Old Frisian frigendei, Middle Dutch vridach, Dutch vrijdag, German Freitag "Friday," and the Latin-derived cognates Old French vendresdi, French vendredi, Spanish viernes.
In the Germanic pantheon, Freya (q.v.) corresponds more closely in character to Venus than Frigg does, and some early Icelandic writers used Freyjudagr for "Friday."
Black Friday as the name for the busy shopping day after U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is said to date from 1960s and perhaps was coined by those who had the job of controlling the crowds, not by the merchants; earlier it was used principally of days when financial markets crashed.
A native character in Robinson Crusoe, so named because Crusoe found him on a Friday. Friday places himself in service to Crusoe and helps him survive.
see black Friday; girl Friday; thank god (it's Friday).