Today meaning

tə-dā'
The present day.
noun
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Characterized by, exemplifying, or knowing what is most modern or fashionable; up-to-date.

A today designer.

adjective
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On the current day or date.

I want this done today.

Today, my brother went to the shops.

adverb
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In the present time or age; nowadays.
adverb
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In the current era; nowadays.

In the 1500s, people had to do things by hand, but today we have electric can openers.

adverb
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On or during the present day.
adverb
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The present time or period.
noun
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Concerned with or relating to the present time.

Today issues; the today generation.

adjective
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A current day or date.

Today is the day we'll fix this once and for all.

noun
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The present day, time, or age.
noun
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During or on the present day.
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During or at the present time.
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Origin of today

  • Middle English to dai from Old English tō dæge to to dæge dative of dæg day agh- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Via Middle English, from Old English tōdæge, tō dæge, made from tō + dæge, the dative of dæg (“day"). See to and day.
    From Wiktionary