Sunday

Definitions

  • Why aren't you going to Sunday School
    Why aren't you going to Sunday School
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sunday United States evangelist (1862-1935)
    • n Sunday first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, ice cream is sold the most on a Sunday
    • a Sunday Belonging to the Christian Sabbath.
    • n Sunday The first day of the week, -- consecrated among Christians to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Of all the days of the week, the most popular day for people to eat ice cream is Sunday
    • n Sunday The first day of the week; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day. See Sabbath. The name Sunday, or ‘day of the Sun,’ belongs to the first day of the week on astrological grounds, and has long been so used, from far beyond the Christian era, and far outside of Christian countries. (See week.) The ordinary name of the day in Christian Greek and Latin and in the Romanic languages is the Lord's Day (Greek κυριακή, Latin dominica, French dimanche, etc.), while the Germanic languages, including English, call it Sunday. In the calendar of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches the Sundays of the year form two series—one reckoned from Christmas, and one from Easter. The first series consists of four Sundays in Advent, one or two Sundays after Christmas, and the Sundays after Epiphany, from one to six in number, according to the date of Septuagesima. The second series consists of the remaining Sundays of the year—namely, Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima, six Sundays in Lent, Easter Sunday, five Sundays after Easter, Sunday after Ascension, Pentecost or Whitsunday, and the Sundays after Pentecost (the first of which is Trinity Sunday), from twenty-three to twenty-eight in number, or the Sundays after Trinity (according to the usage of the Anglican Church), from twenty-two to twenty-seven in number, the last of these being always the Sunday next before Advent. On the Sundays after Pentecost or Trinity not provided with offices of their own are used the offices of the Sundays omitted after Epiphany. In the Greek Church the first Sunday of the ecclesiastical year is the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee, which is that next before Septuagesima. Then follow the Sundays of the Prodigal Son, of Apocreos, of Tyrophagus, the six Sundays of Lent, Easter, (called Pascha or Bright Sunday), the five Sundays after Easter (called of St. Thomas or Antipascha, of the Ointment-bearers, of the Paralytic, of the Samaritan Woman or Mid-Pentecost, of the Blind Man), the Sunday after Ascension (called of the Three Hundred and Eighteen Fathers of Nicæa), Pentecost, and All Saints' Sunday, answering to Trinity Sunday. The Sundays after Pentecost are numbered continuously till the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee is again reached. They are mostly named after the evangelist from whom the gospel for the day is taken. They are called Sundays of St. Matthew from Pentecost till the Exaltation of the Cross (September 14th), when two Sundays are called Sunday before and after the Exaltation respectively. After this follow the Sundays of St. Luke. The Sundays corresponding to the third and fourth in Advent are the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers and the Sunday before Christmas, and the Sundays next preceding and succeeding the Epiphany are called Sunday before and after the Lights. Some Sundays of St. Matthew, if omitted before the Exaltation, are transferred to the time after the Epiphany. The seventeenth or last Sunday of St. Matthew is called the Sunday of the Canaanitish Woman.
    • Sunday Occurring upon, or belonging or pertaining to, the Lord's Day, or Christian Sabbath.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.
    • Sunday days set apart for the collection of funds on behalf of hospitals
    • Sunday the fourth Sunday in Lent
    • n Sunday sun′dā the first day of the week, so called because anciently dedicated to the sun or its worship
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Quotations

  • Warwick Deeping
    Warwick Deeping
    “I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.”
  • W. C. Fields
    W.%20C.%20Fields
    “I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
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    “People react to fear, not love --they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.”
  • Susan Ertz
    Susan Ertz
    “Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    “Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.”

Idioms

A month of Sundays - A month of Sundays is a long period of time: I haven't seen her in a month of Sundays.
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Sunday driver - A Sunday driver drives very slowly and makes unexpected manoeuvres.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. sunnandæg,; sunne, gen. sunnan, the sun + dæg, day; akin to D. zondag, G. sonntag,; -- so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or to its worship. See Sun, and Day
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sunnan dæg; Ger. sonntag.

Usage

In literature:

It is the evening of Easter Sunday.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
The people wore their Sunday clothes, but they had doffed the Sunday manners and air.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
And the Sunday evening prayer-meeting grew, little by little.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
The following Sunday there was a Church parade.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
On Saturday afternoons we had frolics, sometimes frolics 'till Sunday daylight, then sleep all day Sunday.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It is a still, bright, Sunday afternoon in September.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
Sunday came; her first Sunday in Edinburgh.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
A few hours every other Sunday still contents them in most places.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
There'll be no more Sunday walks with me, either.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
His evenin's and his Sundays and so forth were jolly well all he'd got.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Then she saw him on Sunday, dressed up in Sunday clothes, trying to impress her.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The Sunday laws especially?
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
This Easter Sunday had dawned clearly and beautifully.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Sunday morning, and here we are having a Sunday-morning party, after all, right at home!
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
It was ascertained that Mrs. Roden usually went to church on Sunday morning, but that her son never did so.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Mr. Ulshoeffer has this place nice and warm long before Sunday-School time, on Sundays; let us come here.
"What She Could" by Susan Warner
A snowy Sunday at the parsonage, one more Sunday, would be pleasant.
"The House in Town" by Susan Warner
On the following Sunday came the triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
New York on a Sunday is never very gay.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
The primary room fills up, not by promotions, but by constant accessions made from Sunday to Sunday.
"Seven Graded Sunday Schools" by Various
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In poetry:

All day long and every day,
From Christmas-Eve to Whit-Sunday,
Within that Chapel-aisle I lay,
And no man came a-near.
"The Chapel In Lyonesse" by William Morris
'To church on Sunday fond I went,
In hopes to mark, unseen,
All my old friends, assembled round
The circle of the green.
"A Tale" by John Logan
Her blood riz quick, though, like the tide
Down to the Bay o' Fundy,
An' all I know is they wuz cried
In meetin', come nex Sunday.
"High-Worthy Mister!" by James Russell Lowell
One Sunday eve a grave old man,
Who had not been at church, did say,
"Eliza, tell me, if you can,
What text our Doctor took to-day?"
"The Text" by Charles Lamb
Where the silent Sundays listen
For the preacher--Love--we bring
In our hearts to preach and sing
Week-day shade to Sabbath glisten.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
You go with them to the church house,
They do not hear the preacher;
You are all their heart's elation,
You are their Sunday teacher.
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Coverage of Saturday's ROC Nations Cup and Sunday's Race Of Champions will be provided on this Autoweek COM web page Saturday and Sunday.
Whet your appetite - the Dutch launches its Southern Fried Sunday feast beginning this weekend (Sunday, Oct 7).
Normally at this time of year, most Sunday mornings will find me trying to arrow a whitetail, but not last Sunday.
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday Sunday brunch Closed Monday Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11.
Image via Amazon MusicFor those craving the true origins of Buffalo's Biggest Jams, you can tune in right here Every Sunday from 6pm to 8pm to catch DJ Ed-Nice and DJ Stoney with Throwback Sunday.
Lunch, dinner: seven days Sunday brunch Open late: Thursday-Saturday till 2, Monday-Wednesday till midnight, Sunday till 11.
Last year ended my tenure as a Sunday School teacher that began in 1958, at the age of 15, after a Sunday School teacher died.
The University of Nevada accepted on Sunday an invitation to play in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Dec 15 in Albuquerque, the school and bowl announced on Sunday.
"Super Soul Sunday" airs Sunday, January 1 , at 8 am and 12 pm ET/PT.
Updated Sunday, Dec 9, 2012, at 8:04 p.m. Two boys, ages 7 and 11, are accused of trying to rob a woman with a loaded gun, police said Sunday.
Sept 12, 2012 7:59 p.m. Plans have been made for Zion Lutheran Church to hold Sunday services, after fire damaged the church on East Street South Sunday night.
Sundays South Beach's new Sunday night party.
Especially since that game won't mean nearly as much if we don't win Sunday playing at Buffalo in Toronto or whatever international import-export deal has been arranged for Sunday.
In this Sunday, April 25, 2010, file photo, US singer Whitney Houston performs at the o2 in London as part of her European tour, Sunday, April 25, 2010.
11am-2pm Tuesday-Saturday, noon-2pm Sunday, 5:30-11 pm Tuesday-Sunday (later on weekends).
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In science:

In Section 3.1 we already observed that the presentation of Sunday [Sun] is not this short.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
In their first study they found a two cluster structure, corresponding to working days and nonworking days (i.e., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays).
Resistant estimates for high dimensional and functional data based on random projections
There is a deadline on Sunday night, every two weeks.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
Gisin, Sundays in a Quantum Engineer’s Life, Proceedings of the Conference in Commemoration of John S.
Quantum correlations in Newtonian space and time: arbitrarily fast communication or nonlocality
The view out the window of my train compartment was wonderful, and at mealtimes I did manage to find the dining car, where the kind people really looked after me. 53 hours later (I think it was), on a Sunday evening, I arrived in Novosibirsk.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
We are most grateful for this support and for grants from the Universities Research Association (URA) and from Stanford University that subsidize the opening reception on Sunday, August 14, and the two workshop dinners.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
IV. A typical data run consists of alternating scans of the cyclotron and anomaly lines and occurs at night, with daytime runs only possible on Sundays and holidays when the ambient magnetic field noise is lower.
Cavity Control of a Single-Electron Quantum Cyclotron:\\Measuring the Electron Magnetic Moment
Ryabchikov for his lessons in PWA software given during several Sunday afternoons.
Study of kaonic final states in $\pi^-p$ at $190\,\textrm{GeV}$
We offered $0.40 for each HIT in the final test. The final test was launched on a Sunday afternoon.
Crowdsourcing for Usability Testing
So it was decided that the story of special relativity was to be continued on Sunday morning.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
Tariff ”On the weekend” applies if the call begins on Saturday or on Sunday.
Rule-based Test Generation with Mind Maps
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