Friday

Definitions

  • Friday Street
    Friday Street
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Friday the sixth day of the week; the fifth working day
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Letter to Mr. Lillie. Friday Tenth May 1861 Letter to Mr. Lillie. Friday Tenth May 1861

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday
    • n Friday The sixth day of the week, following Thursday and preceding Saturday.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.
    • n Friday The sixth day of the week. Friday is the Mohammedan sabbath or “day of assembly.” It is said in the Mohammedan traditions to have been established by divine command as a day of worship for Jew and Christian alike, as being the day on which Adam was created and received into Paradise, the day on which he was expelled from it, the day on which he repented, and the day on which he died. It will, according to the same traditions, be the day of the resurrection. In the Roman and Eastern and Anglican churches, all Fridays except Christmas day (when it occurs on Friday) are generally observed as fasts of obligation or days of abstinence, in memory of the crucifixion of Christ. an event which is more especially commemorated annually on Good Friday (see below). In most Christian nations Friday is popularly regarded with superstition, and is considered an unlucky day for beginning any enterprise; to spill more or lees salt on Friday is considered an especially bad omen. Until recently it was common for criminals under sentence of capital punishment to be executed on Friday; hence Friday is sometimes called hangman's day.
    • n Friday Any Friday marked by a great calamity: with special reference in England to Friday, December 6th, 1745, the day on which news reached London that the young pretender Charles Edward had reached Derby; or to the commercial panic caused by the failure of the house of Overend and Gurney, May 11th, 1866; and in the United States to the sudden financial panic and ruin caused by reckless speculation in gold on the exchange in the city of New York on Friday, September 24th, 1869 ; or to another similar panic there, which began September 18th, 1873.
    • n Friday Among the Nestorians, the Friday after Whit-Sunday.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.
    • n Friday frī′dā the sixth day of the week
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Quotations

  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on Friday.”

Idioms

Girl Friday - A girl Friday is a female employee who assists someone without any specific duties.
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Man Friday - From 'Robinson Crusoe', a 'Man Friday' refers to an assistant or companion, usually a capable one. The common feminine equivalent is 'Girl Friday'. (Also, 'right-hand man'. )
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. frigedæg, fr. Frigu, the gooddes of marriage; friqu, love + dæg, day; cf. Icel. Frigg, name of a goddess, the wife of Odin or Wodan, OHG. Frīatag, Icel. Frjādagr,. AS. frigu, is prob. from the root of E. friend, free,. See Free, and Day
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. Frígedæg, day of (the goddess) Fríg—Latinised Frigga—wife of Odin.

Usage

In literature:

But then, steamers did not come very often to Good Friday Island; one came every two months about.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
It was now Friday afternoon.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
Father would no more think of shaking hands with a Whig (if he knew it) than he would eat roast beef on Good Friday.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
On Friday afternoon they sewed and embroidered and did worsted work.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Friday came, and Blue Bonnet watched the girls as they started for the Symphony concert.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
And to-morrow will be Friday, but we've caught no fish to-day; Oh, to-morrow will be Friday, but we've caught no fish to-day!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
You might probably be examined on that day, which will be a Friday, or on the Saturday following.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
When Nancy and Judith ran upstairs after luncheon on Friday, Judith was surprised to find on her bedroom door a card.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
Hardly had the Second Reader begun, when one Friday the music man came.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
On Friday, then, at six o'clock precisely.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
Brougham again in the House of Lords on Friday night.
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
Lord John Russell had the honour of seeing Louis Philippe in this house on Friday.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
And yet it was nobbut Friday morning lasst, I cam oop here, awfu' bad in my sperrits like.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
She must be "Friday's child"!
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
On the Friday he called at Mr. Moggs's house; Mr. Moggs senior was there, and Mr. Moggs junior, and also a shopman.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
This was the object of my fruitless search, and your curiosity, on Friday.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
On Thursday, the 30th, or Friday, the 31st, I shall probably read at Manchester.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Dis here's Friday, an' Friday a bad luck day.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Where were you last Friday evening?
"The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan" by Unknown
I took the night train for Washington, where I arrived at five on Friday morning.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
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In poetry:

Your gowns shall be of lace and silk,
Your laving shall be done in milk.
Two trained physicians when you cough,
And Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays off.
"Help" by Franklin Pierce Adams
So had the awful Friday passed in pain,
And souls were calm that had not ceased to grieve,
Since in their sorrow Hope drew close again,
Again with Easter Eve.
"The Gate Of Death" by Samuel John Stone
'Twas Friday morn, the train drew near The city and the shore!
Far through the sunshine, soft and clear,
We saw the dear old flags appear,
And in our hearts arose a cheer For Baltimore.
"Through Baltimore" by James Bayard Taylor
Ah! words of the olden Thursday!
Ye come from the far-away!
Ye bring us the Friday's victim
In His own love's olden way;
In the hand of the priest at the altar
His Heart finds a home each day.
"Feast Of The Sacred Heart" by Abram Joseph Ryan
The dripping blood our only drink,
The bloody flesh our only food:
In spite of which we like to think
That we are sound, substantial flesh and blood—
Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.
"Four Quartets 2: East Coker" by T S Eliot
He brought the bad luck with him when first he came aboard;
That night we dragged the anchor in the roads where we were moored:
We sailed upon a Sunday, 'twas Friday that he came,
And we left our luck behind us, but we liked him all the same.
"The Jonah" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Timberwolves guard Malcolm Lee, who has had a history of injury problems, will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed Friday, Dec 14, with a chrondal injury in his right knee, the team announced Friday.
Wiz Khalifa hosts and performs at Ditch Fridays in the Palms Pool on Friday, Aug 31, 2012.
Timberwolves guard Malcolm Lee, who has had a history of injury problems, will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed Friday, Dec 14, with a chrondal injury in his right knee , the team announced Friday.
(Milwaukee, WI) – Lakefront Brewery, Inc will introduce Lakefront Black Friday, their new imperial India-style black ale on Friday, November 23.
Miranda Lambert is turning Black Friday into Pink Friday in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
Tours will be held beginning this Friday and continue Fridays and Saturdays through Oct 27.
In this Friday photo, a Syrian girl chants slogans during a demonstration after Friday prayers in the Bustan Al-Qasr district of Aleppo, Syria.
Timberwolves guard Malcolm Lee , who has had a history of injury problems, will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed Friday, Dec 14, with a chrondal injury in his right knee, the team announced Friday.
Rebel fighters take part in a demonstration against the Syrian regime after Friday prayers in Aleppo on Friday.
While many area churches offer Lenten dinners, Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church is offering meatless lunches and dinners every Friday during Lent , excluding Good Friday.
Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A South, will have Stations of the Cross at 5 pm Fridays during Lent , except on Good Friday.
A woman was killed Friday morning in a three-vehicle accident in Wolfe County Friday morning.
FILE- In this Friday, Nov 25, 2011, file photo, a crowd of shoppers wait outside the Target store in Lisbon , Conn. Before the store opens for Black Friday shopping at midnight.
The contest kicked off on Black Friday and ends this Friday.
Denver freshman defenseman Nolan Zajac (8) celebrated his first goal as a Pioneer in the third period Friday as the University of Denver hockey team defeated UMass- Lowell at Magness Arena on Friday.
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In science:

RBK is supported by the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree
Based on these bids, the paper is manually assigned to reviewers on Friday, taking into account possible conflicts of interests.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
The GEB member has 4 weeks for reviewing after being invited to review the paper, the deadline being on Friday.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
The GEB member can request an extension of one week by reacting to this mail before Friday.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
Kip Thorne spoke on Monday night about what we will learn from the new science of gravitational wave astronomy, and Roger Penrose spoke on Friday night, giving his personal opinions on some popular contemporary physical theories which he categorized under the headings “Fashion, Faith and Fantasy”.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
This is a summary of my lecture given at the “Conference on Pure and Applied Topology”, Isle of Skye, Friday June 24, 2005. I announced and sketched a proof of the classification of 2-compact groups, in joint work with Kasper Andersen.
The classification of 2-compact groups (talk summary)
As recalled by one of his students, Gilda Senatore,4 on Friday March 25, the day after his 21st lesson, “differently than what he usually did [when no lecture on theoretical physics was scheduled], Ma jorana came to the Institute and stayed there for few minutes.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
On Friday March 25, 1938 Ma jorana went to the Institute of Physics and handed over the lecture notes and some other papers to one of his students.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
The words are selected fairly randomly, except that we make sure they cover a whole range of sparsity, from function words (e.g., A, THE), to common words (e.g., FRIDAY) to rare words (e.g., TWIST).
Estimating Entropy of Data Streams Using Compressed Counting
The reason for doing this is that the proofs of the main results, to be presented in Friday’s lectures, involve various triangulated categories (of modules over group algebras, and differential graded modules over differential graded rings) and one needs a notion of support applicable to each one of these contexts.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
This is the sub ject of the last lecture on Friday.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
The tournament was to begin at 1 pm on the scheduled Friday.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
Movies are typically released on Fridays, with the exception of a few which are released on Wednesday.
Predicting the Future with Social Media
For consist ency, we only considered the movies released on a Friday and only those in wide release.
Predicting the Future with Social Media
Center for Academic Computing, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802 Friday, April 16, 1999 Abstract. A general expression is given for the 14 th Chern form in terms of simple polynomial concomitants of the curvature 2-form for n-dimensional differentiable manifolds having a general linear connection.
A General Expression for the 14th Chern Form
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