[ tuh-dey ]
/ təˈdeɪ /


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.


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Origin of today

before 900; Middle English; Old English tō dæg. See to, day Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for today

/ (təˈdeɪ) /


this day, as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
the present agechildren of today


during or on this day

Word Origin for today

Old English tō dæge, literally: on this day, from to + dæge, dative of dæg day
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Idioms and Phrases with today


see here today, gone tomorrow.

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