Words nearby Wednesdays
What does Wednesdays mean?
The word Wednesdays can be used as an adverb meaning every Wednesday or on Wednesdays, as in I work Wednesdays or The restaurant is closed Wednesdays.
When it’s used as an adverb, Wednesdays describes when something happens or when an action is taken.
The singular form Wednesday can also be used as an adverb, as in We’re closed Wednesday or Do you work Wednesday?
Wednesdays (ending with an s) usually implies that the action or event is a regular occurrence, such as one that happens according to a schedule. For example, saying, “I work Wednesdays” means that you work every Wednesday. In contrast, saying, “I work on Wednesday” or “I work Wednesday” typically means that you are scheduled to work on the upcoming Wednesday.
Example: The shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Where does Wednesdays come from?
The first records of the word Wednesday come from before 950, but the use of Wednesdays as an adverb is first recorded in the 1200s. The suffix –s is used to make it an adverb. It’s used this way in similar time-related words like sometimes and weekdays. You can add this –s suffix to other words to turn them into adverbs, including every other day of the week, as well as words like nights, as in I work nights.
The word Wednesday itself comes from the Middle English Wednesdai, from the Old English Wōdnesdæg, meaning “Woden‘s day.” This is a translation of (or is modeled on) the Latin term Mercuriī diēs, meaning “Mercury’s day.” In Old English, the Roman god Mercury was subbed out in favor of Woden, the chief god of Anglo-Saxon mythology (equivalent to the Norse god Odin).
If you’re curious to know more about the history behind the word Wednesday, just read our article on the name’s fascinating origins.
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How is Wednesdays used in real life?
As an adverb, Wednesdays is commonly used in discussion of when people work and when businesses will be open or closed.
Saw a sign on a closed store that said Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. Turned to Freddy and said Which one of those days is today.
— 2021: A Gina Femia Space Odyssey (@HarryTheHoudini) April 3, 2020
Exciting news- as of Nov 18th we’re open Wednesdays! Daylight hours are getting shorter so we’ll be here to brighten your day 7 days a week.
— Woodwork (@woodworkyeg) November 16, 2015
my coworker is late and my boss doesn’t work Wednesdays so it’s just me at the moment 😭
— # vi ⁷ 🧸🍓 (@gcldhvart) January 13, 2021
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While the company did allow its 50 employees to work remotely once a week, on Wednesdays, Smith says that the overarching belief pre-Covid was that working in person was necessary for building relationships and creative brainstorming.App maker Project Imagine is a case study in how to embrace remote work|Sarah Todd|September 8, 2021|Quartz
On Wednesdays, family karaoke night, he was almost always the first one up, insisting that his brothers and sisters join him.As school shootings surge, a sixth-grader tucks his dad’s gun in his backpack|John Woodrow Cox, Steven Rich|June 24, 2021|Washington Post
Meanwhile, at the Zurich-based software company Chanty, Wednesdays are the “off” day, so that employees have a break midweek, something that has led to a more energized and productive workforce, according to founder Dmytro Okunyev.Coronavirus pandemic has more employers experimenting with four-day work week|jim cooper|February 1, 2021|Digiday
The first four Wednesdays in January have brought us four remarkable moments in American history.The Capitol Attack, Impeachment and GameStop Make it Clear: 2021 Is Shaping Up to Be the Year of the Moderator|Alex Fitzpatrick|January 29, 2021|Time
After school, she heads to an enrichment program: architecture on Mondays, rocketry on Tuesdays, and sculpture on Wednesdays.
Lee also touted a "wicked second season of Nashville," which will stay put at 10 p.m. on Wednesdays.
But once you look at Wednesdays and Thursdays, things fall off the precipice altogether.‘Community’: The NBC Comedy is Shelved Until Later, But Why?|Jace Lacob|October 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The CW moved Supernatural to Wednesdays, ordered five new shows, renewed Hart of Dixie, and canceled Secret Circle and Ringer.TV Upfronts 2012: NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and the CW Announce Schedules|Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez|May 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While we're at it, move Law & Order: SVU back to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. again, pronto.
On Wednesdays she was at home to artists and distinguished people.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
On Wednesdays there was always a dinner at the Palazzo Lanfranchi, to which the convives were cordially welcomed.Byron|Richard Edgcumbe
They count their Tuesdays and Wednesdays with calculation as work-days, which should be childishly wind-sweptly free.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
Every week regularly, on the day when she took the clothes to Paris (it was on Wednesdays), she came home drunk.Other People's Money|Emile Gaboriau
A newspaper of the time, issued on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers|Various