Definition of Tuesday in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͞ozdā/
Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͞ozdē/


The day of the week before Wednesday and following Monday: come to dinner on Tuesday the following Tuesday [as modifier]: Tuesday afternoons
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  • On Tuesday afternoon and evening we found ourselves gasping in horror at those images.
  • 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.


chiefly North American
1On Tuesday: they’re all leaving Tuesday
More example sentences
  • 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 (Tuesdays) 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


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.

  • The ancient Germanic god Tiw is the source of Tuesday. When Germanic peoples came into contact with the Romans they realized that their god Tiw was similar to Mars, the Roman god of war whose day was the third of the week (and who appears in forms such as the French Mardi), and started to call that day ‘Tiw's day’ or Tuesday. Other days of the week were formed in a similar way, with Wednesday being Woden's day, Thursday Thor's day, and Friday Freya's day; Woden or Odin was the supreme god of the German and Scandinavian peoples, Thor the god of thunder, and Freya or Frigga the goddess of love and fertility.

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Syllabification: Tues·day

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