- the fifth day of the week, following Wednesday. Abbreviation: Th., Thur., Thurs.
Origin of Thursday
Examples from the Web for thursday
Contemporary Examples of thursday
On Thursday, Garcetti ruled himself out of the race to succeed Boxer.
“Barbarism,” said retired NYPD Officer Jim Smith on Thursday.The Muslim Cop Killed by Terrorists
January 9, 2015
But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.
Houellebecq on Thursday announced that he is suspending promotion of the novel.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
As of Thursday night, the brothers remained on the loose, last seen in northern France.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre
Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef
January 8, 2015
Historical Examples of thursday
My dear Mother,—Mr. Vernon returned on Thursday night, bringing his niece with him.Lady Susan
Betty confirms this intimation, that I must go to my uncle's on Thursday.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Edward, why don't you come to our Thursday evening prayer-meetings?
This was Thursday evening, but he didn't mean to go to prayer-meeting.
She washed a Monday, and she ain't taken her clothes in yet, and it's Thursday.The Village Watch-Tower
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- the fifth day of the week; fourth day of the working week
Word Origin for Thursday
Old English Þurresdæg, perhaps a contraction (influenced by Old Norse Þorsdagr) of Þunresdæg, literally "Thor's day," from Þunre, genitive of Þunor "Thor" (see Thor); from Proto-Germanic *thonaras daga- (cf. Old Frisian thunresdei, Middle Dutch donresdach, Dutch donderdag, Old High German Donares tag, German Donnerstag "Thursday"), a loan-translation of Latin Jovis dies "day of Jupiter."
Jupiter was identified with the Germanic Thor. The Latin word is the source of Italian giovedi, Old French juesdi, French jeudi, Spanish jueves, and is itself a loan-translation of Greek dios hemera "the day of Zeus."