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Sundays

[suhn-deyz, -deez]
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adverb
  1. on Sundays.
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Sunday1

[suhn-dey, -dee]
noun
  1. the first day of the week, observed as the Sabbath by most Christian sects.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Sunday.
  2. used, done, taking place, or being as indicated only on or as if on Sundays: a Sunday matinée.
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Idioms
  1. a month of Sundays, an indeterminately great length of time: She hadn't taken a vacation in a month of Sundays.
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Origin of Sunday1

before 900; Middle English sun(nen)day, Old English sunnandæg, translation of Latin diēs sōlis, itself translation of Greek hēméra hēlíou day of the sun; cognate with German Sonntag
Related formsSun·day·like, adjective

Sunday2

[suhn-dey, -dee]
noun
  1. William Ashley [ash-lee] /ˈæʃ li/, Billy Sunday, 1862–1935, U.S. evangelist.
  2. a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for sundays

Sunday

noun
  1. the first day of the week and the Christian day of worship
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Word Origin

Old English sunnandæg, translation of Latin diēs sōlis day of the sun, translation of Greek hēmera hēliou; related to Old Norse sunnu dagr, German Sonntag
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Word Origin and History for sundays

Sunday

n.

Old English Sunnandæg, literally "day of the sun," from sunnan, oblique case of sunne "sun" (see sun (n.)) + dæg "day" (see day).

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with sundays

Sunday

In addition to the idiom beginning with Sunday

  • Sunday best

also see:

  • month of Sundays
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