Definition of tomorrow in US English:

tomorrow

adverb

  • 1On the day after today.

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

noun

  • 1The day after today.

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

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

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

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

      • ‘Put the packet back on the shelf and tell yourself that tomorrow is another day.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Duncan is obviously disappointed, but tomorrow is another day for getting it right.’
      • ‘Well tomorrow is another day and I hope it is back to the fun side of business.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This is just a phase, it will pass, now get some rest, 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.’
      • ‘Well, I must get my rest for tomorrow is another day.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

tomorrow

/təˈmɔroʊ//təˈmôrō/