Definition of Tuesday in US English:

Tuesday

noun

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

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

The days of the week in ancient Rome were named after the planets, which in turn were named after gods. In most cases the Germanic names substituted the name of a comparable Germanic god for the Roman god's name

adverb

North American
  • 1On Tuesday.

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

The days of the week in ancient Rome were named after the planets, which in turn were named after gods. In most cases the Germanic names substituted the name of a comparable Germanic god for the Roman god's name

Origin

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.

Pronunciation