Definition of Tuesday in English:



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

    ‘come to dinner on Tuesday’
    ‘the following Tuesday’
    as modifier ‘Tuesday afternoons’
    • ‘Police said the car was stolen some time on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.’
    • ‘Training will take place five hours per day on Mondays and Tuesdays commencing on January 30th.’
    • ‘I have two interviews in two days and Tracy has her exams on Tuesday and Wednesday.’
    • ‘An upset stomach stopped him from training on Tuesday and Wednesday but he is back in action now.’
    • ‘On Tuesday afternoon and evening we found ourselves gasping in horror at those images.’
    • ‘The men were killed on Tuesday of last week, following six days of mass protest.’
    • ‘On Tuesday evening, a plane managed to slide off the runway and sink axle-deep in the mud.’
    • ‘She was due to work an afternoon shift on Tuesday so was at home when the incident happened.’
    • ‘I contacted an agency on the Tuesday and by the following Monday I had six people here.’
    • ‘Last orders are called at midnight on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 11 pm on Sundays.’
    • ‘He then returned to steal from the property on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the following week.’
    • ‘On Tuesday, he dropped a jar of mustard that smashed and cut his wrist so badly he needed stitches.’
    • ‘On Tuesday night, he was said to have suffered a panic attack as the idea of leaving became too much.’
    • ‘It's a lovely place just outside of Dover and we visited it on Tuesday afternoon.’
    • ‘Music classes take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and there are dancing classes on Fridays.’
    • ‘Next month there won't be any racing on Mondays or Tuesdays.’
    • ‘On Tuesday morning, Clara woke up at seven am and had a lukewarm shower to wake her up a bit.’
    • ‘On Tuesday strikes and demonstrations took place across a range of public services.’
    • ‘Table tennis is now played regularly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.’
    • ‘On Tuesday, retail prices in the form of the Consumer Price Index will be released.’


North American
  • 1On Tuesday.

    ‘they're all leaving Tuesday’
    • ‘They stated they would return the following Tuesday to complete the work on her roof.’
    • ‘Then Tuesday he's in London for a conference, but he should be home in the evening.’
    1. 1.1 On Tuesdays; each Tuesday.
      ‘she works late Tuesdays’


Old English Tīwesdæg ‘day of Tīw’, a Germanic god of war and the sky; translation of Latin dies Marti ‘day of Mars’, the god Tīw being equated with the Roman god Mars. Compare with Swedish tisdag.