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today

[tuh-dey]
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noun
  1. this present day: Today is beautiful.
  2. this present time or age: the world of today.
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adverb
  1. on this present day: I will do it today.
  2. at the present time; in these days: Today you seldom see horses.
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adjective
  1. 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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Related Words

nowtodayinstantnonce

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  • Five short novels of improbable todays and possible tomorrows.

    Space Prison

    Tom Godwin

  • What do they say about the great Mr. Matson in todays papers?

  • Many scientific terms used in this book are different from todays standard terminology.

  • From our todays ground Muammad-i-zamn M. crossed (his army) over the river (Son), leaving none behind.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • In truth, looking at the drawbacks now removed, an earlier acceptance of the passage appears as natural as does todays rejection.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan


British Dictionary definitions for todays

today

noun
  1. this day, as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
  2. the present agechildren of today
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adverb
  1. during or on this day
  2. nowadays
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Word Origin

Old English tō dæge, literally: on this day, from to + dæge, dative of dæg day
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Word Origin and History for todays

today

n.

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."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with todays

today

see here today, gone tomorrow.

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