Definition of tomorrow in English:

tomorrow

adverb

  • 1On the day after today.

    ‘the show opens tomorrow’
    • ‘The Met Office is predicting ice and snow today and tomorrow, and motorists are being warned to take extra care.’
    • ‘It may be necessary for the Court to sit late or commence early today or tomorrow.’
    • ‘The winners should all receive letters confirming their prize today or tomorrow.’
    • ‘Many of them are meeting tomorrow in London to debate the future of the United Nations.’
    • ‘One of his horses runs today, another tomorrow, and his final nag will run on Saturday.’
    • ‘Thousands of travellers are still expected to hit the roads today and tomorrow.’
    • ‘Prospects of racing resuming tomorrow looked more promising.’
    • ‘I shall have to call to postpone my dental appointment tomorrow and that is a great disappointment.’
    • ‘It didn't happen today, but tomorrow we should be exchanging contracts for our new house.’
    • ‘Entry is free today and tomorrow and the house re-opens to the paying public on Tuesday.’
    • ‘The three-year-old will need to acquit himself well tomorrow if he is to justify his lofty future options.’
    • ‘Royal Mail have assured me that papers received today will be delivered tomorrow.’
    • ‘The coroner will be opening an inquest either today or tomorrow.’
    • ‘A planning meeting is to be held tomorrow to consider the future of the club.’
    • ‘My off duty was changed this week and I had to work today instead of tomorrow.’
    • ‘Residents will have a second chance to air their views on the future of the former town hall tomorrow.’
    • ‘One of the biggest sales of the year takes place today and tomorrow with 8,500 sheep going under the hammer.’
    • ‘MEPs will vote on the amendments and the future of the directive tomorrow.’
    • ‘Frankly it hurt so much that if it isn't black and blue tomorrow I shall be positively disappointed.’
    • ‘The new companies are expected to make a formal announcement about the future at a press conference tomorrow.’
    1. 1.1In the future, especially the near future.
      ‘fickle buyers who may be gone tomorrow’
      • ‘It is easier to worry about bird flu today than global warming tomorrow.’
      • ‘The good that you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.’
      • ‘If I am lost tomorrow I will be happy with what I've done and who I am.’
      • ‘The driver, crew chief or sponsor who is here today could very well be gone tomorrow.’
      • ‘Artists who are in headlines today will be forgotten tomorrow.’
      • ‘You gotta love yourself because he might be gone tomorrow.’
      • ‘Papers in the roadside tell of suffering and greed, feared today and forgotten tomorrow.’
      • ‘Like all ideas that involve huge spending today to save money tomorrow, it has been spent to nil effect.’

noun

  • 1The day after today.

    ‘tomorrow is going to be a special day’
    • ‘From tomorrow, however, there is likely to be at least a temporary end to the sizzling spell.’
    • ‘I have today and tomorrow off and have done nothing but read, nap, drink coffee and stay inside the house.’
    • ‘Now we're awaiting tomorrow's total lunar eclipse when the Earth's shadow falls on the moon.’
    • ‘What makes you think they'll ever win tomorrow's game?’
    • ‘Nervous teenagers are not the only ones concerned about tomorrow's results.’
    • ‘Australia will now play the winner of tomorrow's second semi-final between Scotland and Bangladesh.’
    • ‘And it looks like the good weather will stick around the rest of today and most of tomorrow.’
    • ‘Members of the public are invited to attend tomorrow's opening and to enjoy refreshments.’
    • ‘After tomorrow, when's the next time Will will have a hot meal, not army rations?’
    • ‘After tomorrow, they would begin their journey towards the light, towards spring.’
    • ‘Although forecasters said that today and tomorrow should be dry and fair, Sunday could see a repeat of the storms.’
    • ‘The exhibition opens to the public from tomorrow until Saturday.’
    • ‘If I wasn't in Moscow very soon, I would miss tomorrow's train.’
    • ‘Today and tomorrow have become one, I seem to have lost all sense of time.’
    • ‘The players will have today and tomorrow off and then come in to learn their fate on Tuesday.’
    • ‘Tomorrow's meeting at Salisbury was called off yesterday.’
    • ‘Brown, who turns 93 at the end of this month, is unable to attend tomorrow's game.’
    • ‘From tomorrow, they will no longer sell any tobacco items including lighters.’
    • ‘A few more hours cooking and then leave it at room temperature for a day and that is tomorrow's supper sorted.’
    • ‘According to weather experts, around two inches of rain will fall in Scotland between today and tomorrow.’
    1. 1.1The future, especially the near future.
      ‘today's engineers are tomorrow's buyers’
      • ‘They all lack real hope in the future, see no point in looking for tomorrow, and believe that they are worthless.’
      • ‘We can work together to make today and tomorrow's world a better place.’
      • ‘How many of today's writers and thinkers will take their places in tomorrow's canon?’
      • ‘Today's innovation may be overtaken by tomorrow's new technology or new market demands.’
      • ‘The primary responsibility is to today's shareholders, rather than tomorrow's.’
      • ‘It is on today's investment that tomorrow's new plant and jobs are built.’
      • ‘Will thirty people ruin our futures and kill our hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow?’
      • ‘These stories could easily become reference items for our world of today and tomorrow.’
      • ‘It is today's flows of capital that determine tomorrow's growing industries and economies.’
      • ‘The lesson of this book is that today's sacred intellectual cows are tomorrow's dead meat.’
      • ‘Today's young people will need a level of scientific literacy in tomorrow's world.’
      • ‘We cannot keep spending tomorrow's money today without paying a high price.’
      • ‘It doesn't just lend money, it helps developing countries become tomorrow's markets.’
      • ‘You may be out of the loop today, but tomorrow could find you back in the center of things.’
      • ‘For as Machiavelli recognized, today's friend can quickly become tomorrow's enemy.’
      • ‘The Fringe likes to think of itself as the festival where you see the stars of tomorrow today.’
      • ‘No matter how tomorrow may look, the future will always work itself out.’
      • ‘In Australia as elsewhere in the world, Chardonnay is seen as the grape of today and of tomorrow.’
      • ‘Lastly, I would like to add that young Namibians are the leaders of a near tomorrow.’
      • ‘It is time to work together for a better future and a brighter tomorrow.’

Phrases

  • as if there was (or as though there were) no tomorrow

    • With no regard for the future consequences.

      ‘I ate as if there was no tomorrow’
      • ‘She and Dan would swim and swim as if there was no tomorrow.’
      • ‘As a young man, I discovered a passion for science and threw myself into research as if there was no tomorrow.’
      • ‘Before I could say anything, he was kissing me as if there was no tomorrow.’
      • ‘In good times, captains of industry accumulate enormous debts and buy planes as if there was no tomorrow.’
      • ‘Yet it kept producing and selling gold at break-neck speed as if there was no tomorrow.’
      • ‘The mean tabby cat was lying sprawled on my bed, sleeping as if there was no tomorrow.’
      • ‘He gnawed and bit and scratched as if there was no tomorrow!’
      • ‘After the burial, the wife went straight to the local bar and began to party as if there was no tomorrow.’
      • ‘I counted only 12 dancers and each and every one of them danced as if there was no tomorrow.’
      • ‘The banks are still lending as if there was no tomorrow.’
  • tomorrow morning (or afternoon etc.)

    • In the morning (or afternoon etc.) of tomorrow.

      ‘What are you doing tomorrow night?’
      • ‘It'll be a soggy old world in Somerset tomorrow morning, even soggier than it was this morning.’
      • ‘It was a good end to a working week, even if I have to work tomorrow morning.’
      • ‘Telephone bookings for the general public will only be accepted from tomorrow morning.’
      • ‘I leave in the early afternoon, and I return tomorrow afternoon.’
      • ‘They say that late tomorrow morning the president will be coming here to see what he can do to help.’
      • ‘I suggest you call us again at 8.30am tomorrow morning, and we'll try and fit you in later the same day.’
      • ‘They promised to fix it this morning, but now it's going to take until tomorrow morning.’
      • ‘Well, both ships will arrive in the area tomorrow afternoon, Saturday afternoon local time.’
      • ‘There are no major outstanding problems and so hopefully tomorrow morning will be fairly trouble-free.’
      • ‘Normal service will therefore resume tomorrow morning, probably with a sentimental photograph.’
  • tomorrow is another day

    • Said after a bad experience to express one's belief that the future will be better.

      ‘there's always hope because tomorrow is another day’
      • ‘Duncan is obviously disappointed, but tomorrow is another day for getting it right.’
      • ‘But tomorrow is another day, we have another qualifying session in the morning and we will hope to do our best to improve our position.’
      • ‘Take each day as it comes and at the end of the day, if things still aren't done, remember that tomorrow is another day.’
      • ‘It was not a great day for the team, but tomorrow is another day.’
      • ‘Who knows, tomorrow is another day and you never know what is going to come in the door.’
      • ‘Well, all I can say is that I'm too tired to retype it tonight, too bad, tomorrow is another day.’
      • ‘Put the packet back on the shelf and tell yourself that tomorrow is another day.’
      • ‘Well, I must get my rest for tomorrow is another day.’
      • ‘Well tomorrow is another day and I hope it is back to the fun side of business.’
      • ‘This is just a phase, it will pass, now get some rest, tomorrow is another day!’
  • tomorrow week

    • A week from tomorrow.

      ‘the Championships begin tomorrow week’
      • ‘So, tomorrow week looks like it's going to be a rather quiet old St Patrick's Day on the Emerald Isle.’
      • ‘They were using the occasion to get into shape for their pre-season tour of Australia which begins tomorrow week and lasts until April 5.’
      • ‘Hundreds of people are gearing up to take part in the second Great York Dragon Boat Challenge tomorrow week.’
      • ‘I am going to Cambridge tomorrow week and shall have my last sight of Philippa till after the exam.’
      • ‘Following on from that, the next big event is St. Patrick's Day, tomorrow week.’
      • ‘The second leg takes place in Glasgow tomorrow week.’
      • ‘Mayo now play Laois in the All-Ireland semi-final tomorrow week at a venue to be decided.’
      • ‘A number of celebrities from the world of golf have helped to support tomorrow week's event by donating memorabilia, which will be auctioned.’
      • ‘They begin their European title defence against Biarritz tomorrow week.’
      • ‘In their concluding games tomorrow week, Meath will be at home to Longford and Wexford travel to play Carlow.’

Origin

Middle English (as two words): from the preposition to + morrow. Compare with today and tonight.

Pronunciation:

tomorrow

/təˈmɒrəʊ/