- the first day of the week, observed as the Sabbath by most Christian sects.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Sunday.
- used, done, taking place, or being as indicated only on or as if on Sundays: a Sunday matinée.
- a month of Sundays, an indeterminately great length of time: She hadn't taken a vacation in a month of Sundays.
Origin of Sunday1
- William Ashley [ash-lee] /ˈæʃ li/, Billy Sunday, 1862–1935, U.S. evangelist.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for sunday
Contemporary Examples of sunday
Congress is nearing a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, and lawmakers made their cases for—and against—it Sunday.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan. 4
January 5, 2015
That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
Scott, who died Sunday at 49, could go from evoking a Baptist preacher to quoting Public Enemy.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
When ‘Downton Abbey’ returns Sunday night, its fashion fans are in for a familiar treat.What Downton’s Fashion Really Means
January 2, 2015
Those who are not working on Sunday will almost certainly attend the funeral for Liu.Cop Families Boo De Blasio at NYPD Graduation
December 30, 2014
Historical Examples of sunday
Left a note telling my brother to camp here on Sunday night.
On Sunday, the 29th of May, all hands came ashore to dinner.
We are now in safety again, and to-morrow being Sunday we will rest.
This is what Sunday might be made, and what it might be made without impiety or profanation.
Sunday comes, and brings with it a day of general gloom and austerity.
- the first day of the week and the Christian day of worship
Word Origin for Sunday
A West Germanic loan-translation of Latin dies solis "day of the sun," which is itself a loan-translation of Greek hemera heliou. Cf. Old Norse sunnundagr, German Sonntag "Sunday." Like other weekday names, not regularly capitalized until 17c. Sunday school dates from 1783 (originally for secular instruction); Sunday clothes is from 1640s. Sunday driver is from 1925.
In addition to the idiom beginning with Sunday
- Sunday best
- month of Sundays