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today

[ tuh-dey ]
/ təˈdeɪ /
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noun
this present day: Today is beautiful.
this present time or age: the world of today.
adverb
on this present day: I will do it today.
at the present time; in these days: Today you seldom see horses.
adjective
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
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British Dictionary definitions for today

today
/ (təˈdeɪ) /

noun
this day, as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
the present agechildren of today
adverb
during or on this day
nowadays

Word Origin for today

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

today

see here today, gone tomorrow.

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