Definition of Wednesday in English:



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

    ‘a report goes before the councilors on Wednesday’
    ‘they finish early on Wednesdays’
    as modifier ‘on a Wednesday morning’
    • ‘The performances took place on Tuesday afternoon last week and on Wednesday evening.’
    • ‘Parents began to take Wednesdays off to spend more time with their children (French schools close on Wednesday afternoons).’
    • ‘Next Wednesday morning, the sky is going to be extremely overcast for a few minutes.’
    • ‘Talks between union leaders and employers will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.’
    • ‘Bonfire Night is a week on Wednesday - I'm looking forward to sparklers and toffee.’
    • ‘If shopping is your thing there is a lively outdoor market every Thursday and Saturday, as well as the indoor market every day except Wednesdays and Sundays.’
    • ‘The minster was at the school on Wednesday to officially open its new dance and drama studios.’
    • ‘She was born on Wednesday, March 29, 1922 in Oakdale and she is a famous politician from the United States.’
    • ‘He said the clean-up would be completed by Wednesday as most of the work had already been done in the past week.’
    • ‘Last Wednesday he saw a specialist and we didn't think he'd be fit in time for the Brighton game.’
    • ‘The least expensive days to fly are typically Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.’
    • ‘On Wednesday evening last week that seemed like only the remotest of possibilities.’
    • ‘From this week civil cases will be heard on a Tuesday with criminal cases heard fortnightly on Wednesdays and Thursdays.’
    • ‘Michelle and I go out on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays; I avoid the weekends like the plague.’
    • ‘It was odd; the only days she didn't go to work were Thursdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.’
    • ‘I had a job interview last Wednesday, but unfortunately didn't get the job.’
    • ‘Early on a Wednesday morning two of us go to where the paper is dropped off in Camden and then take it to other sellers.’
    • ‘Janet and Eve are coming over on Tuesday, staying the night and returning home on Wednesday.’
    • ‘I attended lectures on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and there were tutorials in the morning.’
    • ‘He then returned to steal from the property on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the following week.’
    • ‘Carl arrived home early on Wednesday morning for a tearful reunion with Kim on the doorstep.’
    • ‘When I went there they said they only did trips on a Tuesday and a Wednesday.’
    • ‘The library is open to the public every day except Mondays with late opening hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 7pm.’


North American
  • 1On Wednesday.

    ‘see you Wednesday’
    • ‘Were you there Wednesday?’
    • ‘When my team arrived Wednesday we had to fight with everyone to get a boat in the water.’
    1. 1.1Wednesdays On Wednesdays; each Wednesday.
      ‘Wednesdays, the jazz DJ hosts a jam session’
      • ‘We play Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:00pm.’
      • ‘I am there Wednesdays and Fridays.’
      • ‘The Leisure League will play Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m., June 18-July 23, at the high school.’


Old English Wōdnesdæg ‘day of Odin’, named after the Germanic god Odin or Woden, the supreme god; translation of late Latin Mercurii dies, Odin being equated with the Roman god Mercury. Compare with Dutch woensdag.