Definition of Monday in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməndā/
Pronunciation: /ˈməndē/


The day of the week before Tuesday and following Sunday: I saw him on Monday the Monday before last [as modifier]: Monday morning
More example sentences
  • I started the work at half ten on Sunday night and finished at one on Monday morning.
  • When they took the register on Monday morning, there were a number of notable absences.
  • The next day she learned she would be suspended the following Monday, for one day.


chiefly North American
1On Monday: I’ll call you Monday
1.1 (Mondays) On Mondays; each Monday: the restaurant is closed Mondays
More example sentences
  • It's a pain because the only day I can get in is a Monday, and Mondays and Fridays they are closed.
  • Sundays I was always a little unstable, and then Mondays I spent recuperating by my lonesome.
  • I mean, Mondays you have just started the oppressive boredom, so you have a lot to talk about.

Our names for days of the week are based on translations of Latin terms: days of the week in ancient Rome were named after the planets, a category which at that time was considered to include the moon and the sun (after which Sunday was named)


Old English Mōnandæg 'day of the moon', translation of late Latin lunae dies; compare with Dutch maandag and German Montag.

Words that rhyme with Monday

sundae, Sunday

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Syllabification: Mon·day

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