• The fifth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the fourth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Wednesday and precedes Friday.


  • on Thursday


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Narrower meaning words

  • Ascension Thursday
  • Black Thursday
  • Bounds Thursday
  • Carnival Thursday
  • Chare Thursday
  • dirty tricks Thursday
  • dress-up Thursday
  • Fat Thursday
  • Great and Holy Thursday
  • Great Thursday
  • Green Thursday
  • Hallow Thursday
  • Holy Thursday
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Running Thursday
  • Shear Thursday
  • Sheer Thursday
  • Shore Thursday
  • Shorpthursday
  • Shorthursday
  • Shrove Thursday
  • Silver Thursday
  • Skire Thursday
  • Skis Thursday
  • Super Thursday
  • Whit Thursday

Broader meaning words


  • From Middle English Thursday, Thuresday, from Old English þursdæġ, þurresdæġ, possibly from a contraction of þunresdæġ, but more likely of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse þórsdagr or Old Danish þursdag ("Thursday"); all from Proto-West Germanic *Þunras dag ("day of the thunder god"). Compare West Frisian tongersdei, German Low German Dunnersdag, Dutch donderdag, German Donnerstag, Danish torsdag. More at thunder, day.
  • A calque of Latin diēs Iovis (diēs Jovis), via an association (interpretātiō germānica) of the god Thor with the Roman god of thunder Jove (Jupiter).

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