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


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.’
    • ‘The attendants have vowed to take such action if United moved ahead with plans to abandon its pension obligations - something United started doing Thursday.’
    • ‘It was the woman she'd seen Thursday, when the policeman came.’
    • ‘Ccampaign officials expressed relief that the Newsweek poll, taken Thursday and Friday, found no significant change.’
    • ‘The pitch is that folks who stay Thursday get Friday at half price.’
    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.’
      • ‘Thursdays we worked side by side in the vegetable garden when he was not needed in the fields.’
      • ‘Training takes place at Ulverston Astro Thursdays 7pm till 8.30 pm, new members welcome.’
      • ‘Monday through Wednesday I put in about four hours a day, Thursdays I'm off because of my school schedule.’


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.