Friday meaning

frīdē, -dā
Friday is defined as the day before the weekend, or the sixth day of the week.

An example of Friday is the superstitious day, Friday the 13th.

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The day of the week that comes after Thursday and before Saturday.
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The day of the week that comes after Thursday and before Saturday.
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On Friday.
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The sixth day of the week.
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A faithful follower or efficient helper.
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The sixth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the fifth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; the Biblical sixth day of a week, the day before the Sabbath, or "day of preparation" in preparation for the Sabbath; the Islamic sabbath; it follows Thursday and precedes Saturday.
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Origin of friday

  • Middle English Fridai from Old English Frīgedæg prī- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English Fridai from Old English Frīgedæg prī- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English frīġedæġ. Compound of frīġe and dæġ "day", corresponding to late Proto-Germanic *Frijjōz dagaz (“day of Frigg”). Compare West Frisian freed, Low German Freedag, Dutch vrijdag, German Freitag, Danish fredag. Old Norse Frigg (genitive Friggjar), Old Saxon Fri, and Old English Frig are derived from Common Germanic Frijjō. Frigg is cognate with Sanskrit prīyā́ which means "wife." The root also appears in Old Saxon fri which means "beloved lady", in Swedish as fria ("to propose for marriage") and in Icelandic as frjá which means "to love."

    From Wiktionary

  • A calque of Latin dies Veneris, via an association of the goddess Frigg with the Roman goddess of love Venus.

    From Wiktionary