Words nearby Sundays
MORE ABOUT SUNDAYS
What does Sundays mean?
The word Sundays can be used as an adverb meaning every Sunday or on Sundays, as in I work Sundays or The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Sundays is of course also the plural of Sunday, the name of the day between Saturday and Monday.
When it’s used as an adverb, Sundays describes when something happens or when an action is taken.
The singular form Sunday can also be used as an adverb, as in We’re closed Sunday or Do you work Sunday?
Sundays (ending with an s) usually implies that the action or event is a regular occurrence, such as one that happens according to a schedule. For example, saying, “I work Sundays” means that you work every Sunday. In contrast, saying, “I work on Sunday” or “I work Sunday” typically means that you are scheduled to work on the upcoming Sunday.
Example: The shop is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Where does Sundays come from?
The first records of the word Sunday come from before 900, but the use of Sundays as an adverb is first recorded in the 1400s. The suffix -s is used to make it an adverb. It’s used this way in similar time-related words like sometimes and weekdays. You can add this –s suffix to other words to turn them into adverbs, including every other day of the week, as well as words like nights, as in I work nights.
The word Sunday itself comes from the Middle English sun(nen)day, from the Old English sunnandæg. This is a translation of the Latin diēs sōlis, which itself is a translation of Greek hēméra hēlíou, “day of the sun.”
If you’re curious to know more about the history behind the word Sunday, read our article on the name’s fascinating origins.
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How is Sundays used in real life?
As an adverb, Sundays is commonly used in discussion of when people work and when businesses will be open or closed.
I used to dread Sundays and now its my favorite day of the week. I will never work Sundays in a full service restaurant everrrrr again.
— Aly🏳️🌈 (@AlzTheGemini) January 18, 2021
Sorry about the confusion but we are actually open Sundays 8-11 PM, not Saturdays. So come on by tonight!
— Barefoots Joe (@BarefootsJoe) January 16, 2011
The Bryant Museum is excited to announce we will reopen on Thursday, September 24 for visitors. We will be open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the foreseeable future. We ask that you please purchase tickets ahead of time.
— bryantmuseum (@bryantmuseum) September 22, 2020
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How to use Sundays in a sentence
With nothing to do, football Saturdays and Sundays turned into de facto holidays — perfect for wings.The Super Bowl is coming. And we’re running out of chicken wings.|Jacob Bogage|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Second doses are ordered separately, on Sundays, according to a spokesperson from the Department of Health and Human Services, the government agency that houses Operation Warp Speed.How Operation Warp Speed Created Vaccination Chaos|by Caroline Chen, Isaac Arnsdorf and Ryan Gabrielson|January 19, 2021|ProPublica
Winfield Hopkins V, who was in that first group, remembers thinking he was going to be giving up his Sundays, but the West Baltimore teen knew he needed extra academic support.Next One Up wraps teen boys in support and watches them fly|Tatyana Turner|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
That’s largely because last season’s offense now plays on Sundays.Alabama’s Case As The Best College Football Team Ever|Josh Planos|January 12, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
To stay connected and give back, Kieboom trains a teenage catcher bound for Mississippi State, works with his old travel club on Sundays and is on the advisory board for Kennesaw State University’s team.Spencer Kieboom built his life around baseball. Then he quietly walked away.|Jesse Dougherty|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
On some Sundays he came to church with only two hours of sleep.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the following two Sundays—yes, he was allowed to remain the pastor for two more Sundays!Alabama Church Says HIV-Positive Preacher Slept With Flock|Matthew Paul Turner|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
FXX announced eight-hour themed mini-marathons of the series will broadcast on Sundays leading up to new episodes on Fox.A 200-Hour ‘Simpsons’ Marathon? That’s Unpossible!|Rich Goldstein|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Almost anything deeply felt is refreshing now, but 700 Sundays is not “anything.”Comedy Is His Calling: The Brilliance of Billy Crystal|Tom Shales|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Members of Sanjiang's congregation said that, under Chinese law, they were only allowed to worship on Sundays.Christians Form Human Shield Around Church in China's 'Jerusalem'|The Telegraph|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In December, 1781, thirty-eight publicans were fined for allowing "tippling" on Sundays.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
These adornments were of course for Sunday wear; no weekday clothes were worn on Sundays then.
I will work every other day, Sundays excluded, at two dollars and a half per day and find myself.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
In London, for instance, certain tramway companies double the tram-fares on Sundays.
This practical spirit shows itself on Sundays in many of the large towns in Great Britain.