Definition of Friday in English:



  • The day of the week before Saturday and following Thursday.

    ‘he was arrested on Friday’
    ‘the previous Friday’
    ‘the cleaning woman came on Fridays’
    as modifier ‘Friday evening’
    • ‘On Friday night there was a funny moment when a girl who was new to that circle was asked where she worked.’
    • ‘Last Friday evening six youths from Melksham were removed from the park by police.’
    • ‘On Friday attention focused on the five people seen in the area police wanted to trace.’
    • ‘On Friday night I was an emotional wreck and needed to sort out a lot of stuff in my head.’
    • ‘On Friday police said they would not identify her until her next of kin had been informed.’
    • ‘The weekend seemed to start on Friday afternoon and continue until well into Monday.’
    • ‘The art is on display and available to buy at both the lunch on Friday and the ball on Saturday evening.’
    • ‘They have also agreed not to work on Saturdays or Fridays to avoid clashing with market day and the main shopping rush.’
    • ‘On Friday morning the cell door opened and they were led out into the approach corridor.’
    • ‘On Friday, we had a meeting to determine how much longer the thing was going to take.’
    • ‘On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, they always showed cowboy movies.’
    • ‘On Friday in Los Angeles frantic efforts were underway to try to reverse the decision.’
    • ‘On Friday night Marissa is having a formal party just after your father gets home.’
    • ‘It will be open for coffee, snacks and light lunches during the day and for light evening meals on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.’
    • ‘Eighteen months ago the same thing happened to me at tea time on a Friday evening.’
    • ‘Mr Smythe, who runs the stall with his wife, Sue, operates at the market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.’
    • ‘The three day festival kicked off on Friday evening, and drew to a close on Sunday evening.’
    • ‘There's a quiz night on Thursdays, karaoke on Fridays and a resident DJ on Saturday nights.’
    • ‘They recommended that the longer opening hours should only be restricted to Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.’
    • ‘I went along to Waverley station on Friday evening, and spoke to a very helpful chap.’


North American
  • 1On Friday.

    ‘we'll try again Friday’
    • ‘Last Friday he died instantly from colossal injuries when he crashed to the ground.’
    • ‘Last Friday she told this newspaper she hoped things would be different this time.’
    1. 1.1 On Fridays; each Friday.
      ‘he goes there Fridays’
      • ‘It's a pain because the only day I can get in is a Monday, and Mondays and Fridays they are closed.’
      • ‘They arrived on a Saturday afternoon, with Ben, because Fridays they take him overnight.’


Old English Frīgedæg ‘day of Frigga’, named after the Germanic goddess Frigga, wife of the supreme god Odin and goddess of married love; translation of late Latin Veneris dies ‘day of Venus’, Frigga being equated with the Roman goddess of love, Venus. Compare with Dutch vrijdag and German Freitag.