Definition of today in English:

today

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Pronunciation: /təˈdeɪ
 
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adverb

1On or in the course of this present day: she’s thirty today he will appear in court today
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  • He was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Doncaster Youth Court again today.
  • The two anti-war groups said the plan was to present a legal case to the high court in London today.
  • In court today, she described seeing a man and a dog stopped on the side of the highway.
Synonyms
this day, this very day, before tomorrow, this morning, this afternoon, this evening
1.1At the present period of time; nowadays: millions of people in Britain today cannot afford adequate housing
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  • Yet I am not sure that this distinction was as accepted in the early modern period as it is today.
  • Yep, the day you give thanks for the man who made you the fully rounded fabulous human being you are today.
  • The most basic of human rights is today under threat as the right to food is sacrificed to the right to trade.
Synonyms
nowadays, at the present time, these days, in these times, at this time, in this day and age, now, just now, right now, currently, at present, at the present moment, at this moment in time;
in the present climate, in the present circumstances, things being what they are;
North American presently

noun

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1This present day: today is a rest day today’s match against United
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  • He will check on the Hearts pair in today's match against Livingston at Tynecastle.
  • It is games like today's, and those in Europe, where he learns most about his players.
  • The importance of a proper diet to footballers is widely recognised in today's game.
Synonyms
this day, this very day
1.1The present period of time: the powerful computers of today today’s society
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  • In today's age why should a person be forced by law to pay for a service they may not want?
  • When you use today's computers you are constantly thinking about what you have to do next.
  • Gibson believes that today's world, and the world of the future, is different.
Synonyms
the present, the present day, the present time, now, the here and now, this moment, this time, this period, this age

Origin

Old English tō dæg 'on (this) day'. Compare with tomorrow and tonight.

Phrases

today week

British A week from today.

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