- this present day: Today is beautiful.
- this present time or age: the world of today.
- on this present day: I will do it today.
- at the present time; in these days: Today you seldom see horses.
- Informal. of the present era; up-to-date: the today look in clothing styles.
Origin of today
Examples from the Web for today
Today, the city is an Asian hipster outpost, with shopping malls, clothing boutiques, and mixologist-prepared cocktails.Cambodia’s Smoke-and-Mirrors Democracy
January 9, 2015
But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
Asian-Americans are a group of persuadable swing voters, growing faster than any other group in America today.Asian-Americans Are The New Florida
January 8, 2015
At a press conference today with Scalise, Speaker Boehner again defended him.
In his brief appearance today, Scalise never mentioned Duke.
Today, better than ever before, we know the aspirations of humankind, and share them.
The most malign of all these dangers today is disregard and disobedience of law.
A regret for the mistakes of yesterday must not, however, blind us to the tasks of today.
It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
Today, in a fit of frenzied jealousy, you would have killed me, your brother.Viviette
William J. Locke
- this day, as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
- the present agechildren of today
- during or on this day
Word Origin and History for today
Old English todæge, to dæge "on (the) day," from to "at, on" (see to) + dæge, dative of dæg "day" (see day). Generally written as two words until 16c., after which it usually was written to-day until early 20c.
Similar constructions exist in other Germanic languages (cf. Dutch van daag "from-day," Danish and Swedish i dag "in day"). German heute is from Old High German hiutu, from Proto-Germanic *hiu tagu "on (this) day," with first element from PIE pronomial stem *ki-, represented by Latin cis "on this side."