Definition of Friday in English:

Friday

Line breaks: Fri¦day
Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌɪdeɪ
 
, -di/

noun

The day of the week before Saturday and following Thursday: he was arrested on Friday the previous Friday the cleaning woman came on Fridays [as modifier]: Friday evening
More example sentences
  • It will be open for coffee, snacks and light lunches during the day and for light evening meals on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Mr Smythe, who runs the stall with his wife, Sue, operates at the market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • On Friday night there was a funny moment when a girl who was new to that circle was asked where she worked.

adverb

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1On Friday: we’ll try again Friday
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  • Last Friday she told this newspaper she hoped things would be different this time.
  • Last Friday he died instantly from colossal injuries when he crashed to the ground.
1.1 (Fridays) On Fridays; each Friday: he goes there Fridays
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.
  • They arrived on a Saturday afternoon, with Ben, because Fridays they take him overnight.

Origin

Old English Frīgedæg 'day of Frigga', named after the Germanic goddess Frigga, wife of the supreme god Odin and goddess of married love; translation of late Latin Veneris dies 'day of Venus', Frigga being equated with the Roman goddess of love, Venus. Compare with Dutch vrijdag and German Freitag.

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

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