[tuh-mawr-oh, -mor-oh]


the day following today: Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny.
a future period or time: the stars of tomorrow.


on the morrow; on the day following today: Come tomorrow at this same time.
at some future time: We shall rest easy tomorrow if we work for peace today.

Origin of tomorrow

1225–75; Middle English to mor(o)we, to morghe (see to, morrow), variant of to mor(o)wen, to morghen (see morn) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tomorrow

Contemporary Examples of tomorrow

Historical Examples of tomorrow

  • We are on our march for Camden, and shall be there the day after tomorrow.

  • I'll get a pair of ridin' breeches an' boots for you by tomorrow.


    W. A. Fraser

  • This troublesome little estate has to be settled tomorrow afternoon.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • It seems foolish to stay here, abused as I have been lately, and as I will be tomorrow.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Come here tomorrow and let me know how she got through and I'll give ye five bob.'

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

British Dictionary definitions for tomorrow



the day after today
the future


on the day after today
at some time in the future

Word Origin for tomorrow

Old English tō morgenne, from to 1 (at, on) + morgenne, dative of morgen morning; see morrow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for tomorrow

late 13c., to morewe, from Old English to morgenne "on (the) morrow," from to "at, on" (see to) + morgenne, dative of morgen "morning" (see morn). Written as two words until 16c., then as to-morrow until early 20c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with tomorrow


In addition to the idiom beginning with tomorrow

  • tomorrow is another day

also see:

  • here today, gone tomorrow
  • put off (until tomorrow)
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