Definition of Monday in English:



  • The day of the week before Tuesday and following Sunday.

    ‘I saw him on Monday’
    ‘the Monday before last’
    ‘she's only in the office on Mondays’
    • ‘Imagine, life with no boring Sundays or dreary Mondays.’
    • ‘By Monday morning four or five families had still not been able to move back into their homes.’
    • ‘He carefully limped into work on the Monday morning and deliberately slipped on the oil.’
    • ‘During school term time, the farm is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.’
    • ‘The show's transfer to Sunday from its Monday night slot is a testimony to its success.’
    • ‘When they took the register on Monday morning, there were a number of notable absences.’
    • ‘Philippa returned to hospital on Monday of last week and she died on Wednesday morning.’
    • ‘The next day she learned she would be suspended the following Monday, for one day.’
    • ‘The lake digger was also due on the following Monday to dig two canal lakes and another lake.’
    • ‘On Monday, the service will be handing out leaflets showing people how they can help.’
    • ‘On Monday, he announced that his firm would go public with a flotation next year.’
    • ‘So, on Monday evening it began to snow, and by Tuesday there were a couple of inches.’
    • ‘On the Monday morning I went to the bank to pay the money in, and realised that it was not in my purse or my bag.’
    • ‘I started the work at half ten on Sunday night and finished at one on Monday morning.’
    • ‘I have seen him walk away from the manager's job only for him to still be there on the Monday morning.’
    • ‘He and the other man were alone in the gallery in the middle of a sunny Monday morning.’
    • ‘All three occupants of the Astor residence had a late start to their Monday morning.’
    • ‘Back at the factories, the Monday morning after a win is always something special.’
    • ‘The sun was shining early on Monday morning so we decided to take Lucy for a walk over the road.’
    • ‘It was not much of a day, either, a dull Monday morning but at least it wasn't raining.’


North American
  • 1On Monday.

    ‘I'll ring you Monday’
    1. 1.1Mondays On Mondays; each Monday.
      ‘the restaurant is closed Mondays’
      • ‘It's a pain because the only day I can get in is a Monday, and Mondays and Fridays they are closed.’
      • ‘Sundays I was always a little unstable, and then Mondays I spent recuperating by my lonesome.’
      • ‘That is why it is used on traditionally bad or slow news days such as Mondays.’
      • ‘There will be no performances of either show Mondays or on Sunday, July 14.’
      • ‘I mean, Mondays you have just started the oppressive boredom, so you have a lot to talk about.’


Old English Mōnandæg ‘day of the moon’, translation of late Latin lunae dies; compare with Dutch maandag and German Montag.