Wednesday

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Wednesday the fourth day of the week; the third working day
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Monday's Child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child has to work for its living, But a child that's born on the Sabbath Day, Is fair and wise and good and gay.
    • n Wednesday The fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
    • n Wednesday The fourth day of the week; the day next after Tuesday. Abbreviated W., Wed. See week
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you buy a lottery ticket on Monday you are a hundred times more likely to die before the draw is held on wednesday, than win the Jackpot
    • n Wednesday wenz′dā fourth day of the week.
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Quotations

  • Nelson Algren
    Nelson Algren
    “I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.”
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
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    “If I love you Wednesday, What is that to you? I do not love you Thursday -- so much is true.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wednesdai, wodnesdei, AS. Wōdnes dæg, i. e., Woden's day (a translation of L. dies Mercurii,); fr. Wōden, the highest god of the Teutonic peoples, but identified with the Roman god Mercury; akin to OS. Wōdan, OHG. Wuotan, Icel. Oðinn, D. woensdag, Wednesday, Icel. ōðinsdagr, Dan. & Sw. onsdag,. See Day, and cf. Woden Wood (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. Wódenes dæg, the day of Woden or Odin, the chief Teutonic deity.

Usage

In literature:

The play comes off next Wednesday night, the 25th.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
The picnic is arranged for Wednesday night.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
The invitation was for the following Wednesday.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The governor's telegram came Wednesday, almost two weeks before Commencement.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
The people at the Pack Horse say that Paul slept at their house last Wednesday night.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Not to-morrow, but on Wednesday nurse is going out to the dressmaker's.
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
He would see Judith Lisle on Wednesday.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
Wednesday morning, Berenice went about with a very wise expression.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
The oats were to be turned on Wednesday and drawn in on Friday.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
And she goes to church every Wednesday and Friday at Hesket.
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope
Wednesday, August 15th (in the vicinity of Eland's River).
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
It was on a Wednesday afternoon, in the latter part of August, when a letter came from Gerhardt.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
How will it do for Wednesday evening.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Wednesday we send out a 'stage,' an' you're goin' to ship your gold-dust on it.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
It was now Wednesday, and Denas burned with shame when she thought how readily she had listened to so careless a lover.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The resolution to ratify the Federal Suffrage Amendment was called up in the Senate by Senator Walker Wednesday, May 5.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The crowd in Parliament Square during the ceremonies of Wednesday, September 24th, was prodigious.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
I am free on Wednesday and on Friday.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Madison, Wednesday, Aug. 27.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
No man or animal may go outside the village on the day of this ceremony, which should be performed on a Sunday or Wednesday.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In poetry:

LIVIA. Stay, stay.
Patience, man! until I see,
For I like my conscience free,
If to-day is your right day.--
Tuesday, yes, and Wednesday, no.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
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
Ov a Wednesday, then aw've mi bakin';
Ov a Thursday aw reckon to brew;
Ov a Friday all th' carpets want shakin',
An' aw've th' bedrooms to clean an' dust throo.
"What It Is To Be A Mother" by John Hartley
It was on a Wednesday night, the moon was shining bright,
He stopped the Glendale train,
And the people all did say for many miles away,
It was robbed by Frank and Jesse James.
"Jesse James" by Anonymous Americas
When Wednesday morning came the weather was very fine,
And the sun in the heavens brightly did shine,
And continued so all the live long day;
Then Miss Mouat guessed that land to the norward lay.
"The Wreck of the 'Columbine'" by William Topaz McGonagall
Little doing - for sacred, oh Wednesday, thou art
To the seven-o'-clock joys of full many a table —
When the Members all meet, to make much of that part
With which they so rashly fell out in the Fable.
"Memorabilia of Last Week" by Thomas Moore

In news:

Native Katelyn Adams scored the game's lone goal on Wednesday afternoon, leading the UW-Superior women's soccer team to a 1-0 home win over North Central.
Published Wednesday September 19, 2012.
Archive for Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
Archive for Wednesday, December 21, 2011.
Partly Cloudy / 57° F. 59am Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
Tambria Shroeder, 17, Norwich, was crowned Miss Chenango County Fair Teen- Ager during the Gillespie Pageant Wednesday.
Kemp walked with two outs in the first inning Wednesday night and scored from first base on an.
It was not pretty Wednesday night but the Dynamo did just enough to punch their ticket to the next round of the MLS Playoffs.
ULSAN, South Korea — South Korea's Ulsan Hyundai strolled into the Asian Champions League final with a 2-0 win against Uzbekistan visitor Bunyodkor in the second leg of the semifinals on Wednesday to take the tie 5-1 on aggregate .
First of 3 debates held Wednesday night.
A man was struck by a vehicle while crossing Cleveland Avenue on Wednesday.
Siding with two teachers and a union, a state judge found Wednesday that Florida education - 7:24 pm.
On Wednesday, Christians will mark Ash Wednesday , the beginning of the Lenten season that leads to Easter.
Scott McIntyre / Staff People pass through various galleries to look at the displayed art during the final "Last Wednesday Artwalk" in the Esplanade in Marco Island on Wednesday.
7:30 pm Wednesday-Saturday, 7 pm Sunday and 1:15 pm Wednesday, Saturday & selected matinees through March 7.
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In science:

On Wednesday morning before the deadline, the GEB member is reminded by email of the approaching deadline.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
Security forces found the mass grave on Wednesday at Chbika, near Djelfa, 275 kilometers (170 miles) south of the capital.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
Seven people, six of them children, were killed and two injured Wednesday by armed Islamists near Medea, 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Algiers, security forces said.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
In another incident on Wednesday, seven people -- including six children -- were killed by terrorists, Algerian security forces said.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
Balazs) • Wednesday: direct photons and pions (P.
The QCD and Standard Model Working Group: Summary Report from Les Houches
At this point, late Wednesday, Feb. 18, Stan Whitcomb led a discussion on what should drive the rest of the workshop.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
The workshop concluded with a discussion of “Important Questions” raised during the Wednesday morning discussion led by Whitcomb. W.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Wednesday morning saw the Gravity Research Funded session, chaired by Louis Witten.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Preskill took to the stage again on Wednesday afternoon, when Stephen Hawking (Cambridge) presented his proposed solution of the black hole information paradox.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Workshop Dinners take place on Thursday of the first week and Wednesday of the second week.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
US Eastern time6 on Wednesday (and avoid, if you can, posting your paper such that it appears on Tuesday)—this way your papers will on average be cited about 3 times more than papers only published in journals (Dietrich 2007; Schwarz & Kennicutt 2004).
How long should an astronomical paper be to increase its Impact?
On the Wednesday of the meeting, there was an outreach lecture by Prof.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
He was picked up last Wednesday after walking naked in Miami.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
The afternoons consisted of problem sessions, apart from Wednesday which was reserved for the traditional hike to St.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
The main goal of Wednesday’s lectures is to introduce and develop a theory of support for triangulated categories endowed with an action of a commutative ring.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
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