- to-day (archaic)
Via Middle English today, from Old English tōdæġe, tō dæġe (“on [the] day”), made from tō (“at, on”) + dæġe, the dative of dæġ (“day”). See to and day. Compare Dutch vandaag (“today”), Middle Low German van dage (“today”), Swedish i dag, idag (“today”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /təˈdeɪ/
Audio (RP) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /təˈdeɪ/, [tʰəˈdeɪ], /tʊˈdeɪ/, [tʰʊˈdeɪ], [tʰʉɾeɪː]
Audio (GA) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪ
- Hyphenation: to‧day
today (not comparable)
- On the current day or date.
- I want this done today.
- Today, my brother went to the shops.
- In the current era; nowadays.
- 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
- Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. […] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
- In the 1500s, people had to do things by hand, but today we have electric can openers.
today (plural todays)
- A current day or date.
- Synonyms: current day, this day
- Today is the day we'll fix this once and for all.
- The youth of today have never known what life is like without a cell phone.
- (US, meteorology) From 6am to 6pm on the current day.
- The present time period; nowadays
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- tomorrow night
- last night
- English: today