Definition of tomorrow in English:

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Pronunciation: /təˈmɒrəʊ/


1On the day after today: the show opens tomorrow
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  • The coroner will be opening an inquest either today or tomorrow.
  • One of the biggest sales of the year takes place today and tomorrow with 8,500 sheep going under the hammer.
  • The Met Office is predicting ice and snow today and tomorrow, and motorists are being warned to take extra care.
1.1In the future, especially the near future: fickle buyers who may be gone tomorrow
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  • It is easier to worry about bird flu today than global warming tomorrow.
  • Papers in the roadside tell of suffering and greed, feared today and forgotten tomorrow.
  • Like all ideas that involve huge spending today to save money tomorrow, it has been spent to nil effect.


1The day after today: tomorrow is going to be a special day
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  • From tomorrow, they will no longer sell any tobacco items including lighters.
  • From tomorrow, however, there is likely to be at least a temporary end to the sizzling spell.
  • A few more hours cooking and then leave it at room temperature for a day and that is tomorrow's supper sorted.
1.1The future, especially the near future: today’s engineers are tomorrow’s buyers
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  • In Australia as elsewhere in the world, Chardonnay is seen as the grape of today and of tomorrow.
  • The Fringe likes to think of itself as the festival where you see the stars of tomorrow today.
  • Lastly, I would like to add that young Namibians are the leaders of a near tomorrow.



as if there was (or as though there were) no tomorrow

With no regard for the future consequences: I ate as if there was no tomorrow
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  • He gnawed and bit and scratched as if there was no tomorrow!
  • The banks are still lending as if there was no tomorrow.
  • She and Dan would swim and swim as if there was no tomorrow.

tomorrow morning (or afternoon etc.)

In the morning (or afternoon etc.) of tomorrow: What are you doing tomorrow night?
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  • Well, both ships will arrive in the area tomorrow afternoon, Saturday afternoon local time.
  • It'll be a soggy old world in Somerset tomorrow morning, even soggier than it was this morning.
  • They promised to fix it this morning, but now it's going to take until tomorrow morning.

tomorrow is another day

Said after a bad experience to express one’s belief that the future will be better: there’s always hope because tomorrow is another day
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  • Who knows, tomorrow is another day and you never know what is going to come in the door.
  • Take each day as it comes and at the end of the day, if things still aren't done, remember that tomorrow is another day.
  • This is just a phase, it will pass, now get some rest, tomorrow is another day!

tomorrow week

British A week from tomorrow: the Championships begin tomorrow week
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  • They were using the occasion to get into shape for their pre-season tour of Australia which begins tomorrow week and lasts until April 5.
  • Hundreds of people are gearing up to take part in the second Great York Dragon Boat Challenge tomorrow week.
  • A number of celebrities from the world of golf have helped to support tomorrow week's event by donating memorabilia, which will be auctioned.


Middle English (as two words): from the preposition to + morrow. Compare with today and tonight.

  • A word formed by the combination of to and morrow ( see morning) in the 13th century, in the same way as today and tonight. Reflections on the future include tomorrow is another day, a 20th-century variant of tomorrow is a new day, recorded from the early 16th century. ‘Tomorrow is another day’ is remembered by many as the last line of the film Gone With The Wind (1939). The proverb tomorrow never comes was foreshadowed in 1523 when Lord Berners wrote: ‘It was said every day among them, we shall fight tomorrow, the which day came never.’ See also jam

Words that rhyme with tomorrow

borrow, Corot, morrow, sorrow

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