Definition of Thursday in English:



  • The day of the week before Friday and following Wednesday.

    ‘the committee met on Thursday’
    ‘the music program for Thursdays in April’
    as modifier ‘Thursday morning’
    • ‘At the end of each period is a test week, so starting next Thursday I have a test per day.’
    • ‘Harry will be required to put in a full day's work at Sandhurst on Thursday and Friday.’
    • ‘It was really bizarre knowing it was a Thursday and not having to do the show this evening.’
    • ‘The strikes were due to take place on Thursday and Friday of this week and Monday and Tuesday of next.’
    • ‘So Thursday morning saw me share the front page of the Times with Gordon Brown's Budget.’
    • ‘Each Thursday I scour the job section of the Westing Chronicle searching for a way out.’
    • ‘By last Thursday I could hardly walk and ended up going back to older pairs to let my feet settle back down.’
    • ‘Wednesdays and Thursdays have been set apart for counselling in person.’
    • ‘On Thursday of last week the Financial Times claimed the company had backed down.’
    • ‘By Thursday the pavements were like sheets of ice, but who cares about people falling over?’
    • ‘All through Thursday we heard from the bereaved how they took those last calls.’
    • ‘Mr Baker will be at the gallery on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.’
    • ‘I finally booked the moving of the rest of my stuff into the flat for Thursday the 22nd.’
    • ‘The YMCA gym classes run on Wednesdays and Thursdays for all levels.’
    • ‘He is allotting Tuesdays and Thursdays full time to the RA.’
    • ‘On Thursday morning I was sitting by the river in Matlock enjoying the sun and a nice cup of tea.’
    • ‘The offer is available until mid-December and is limited from Sundays to Thursdays inclusive.’
    • ‘On Thursday, it was revealed that three prize assets had signed extended contracts.’
    • ‘On Thursday night, in the Christian northern part of Beirut we heard some loud noises.’
    • ‘On Thursday, he will watch the second leg at Anfield - and cast his mind back six years.’


North American
  • 1On Thursday.

    ‘he called her up Thursday’
    • ‘Since he boarded the flight in Cairo Thursday he has looked fresh and fit at every turn.’
    • ‘Ccampaign officials expressed relief that the Newsweek poll, taken Thursday and Friday, found no significant change.’
    • ‘The attendants have vowed to take such action if United moved ahead with plans to abandon its pension obligations - something United started doing Thursday.’
    • ‘The pitch is that folks who stay Thursday get Friday at half price.’
    • ‘It was the woman she'd seen Thursday, when the policeman came.’
    1. 1.1Thursdays On Thursdays; each Thursday.
      ‘the column is published Thursdays’
      • ‘Pepe’s Mexican Food and Cantina, 68 King St. E., Bowmanville, presents live flamenco and Latin jazz with Alfie Latanski and Soul Heart Thursdays at 7 pm.’
      • ‘Ordinarily I would have the excuse that I had to work early, but Thursdays I started late.’
      • ‘Monday through Wednesday I put in about four hours a day, Thursdays I'm off because of my school schedule.’
      • ‘Training takes place at Ulverston Astro Thursdays 7pm till 8.30 pm, new members welcome.’
      • ‘Thursdays we worked side by side in the vegetable garden when he was not needed in the fields.’


Old English Thu(n)resdæg ‘day of thunder’, named after Thunor or Thor, the Germanic god of thunder; translation of late Latin Jovis dies ‘day of Jupiter’, Thor being equated with the Roman god Jupiter. Compare with Dutch donderdag and German Donnerstag.