from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The third day of the week.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The third day of the week in many religious traditions, and the second day of the week in systems that use the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Monday and precedes Wednesday.
- adv. on Tuesday
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The third day of the week, following Monday and preceding Wednesday.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The third day of the week. See week.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the third day of the week; the second working day
Middle English Tuesdai, from Old English Tīwesdæg, Tiu's day : Tīwes, genitive of Tīw, Tiu; see Tiu + dæg, day (translation of Latin diēs Mārtis, Mars' day).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English Tewesday, from Old English Tīwesdæġ ("Tuesday"), from Proto-Germanic *Tīwas dagaz (“Tuesday”, literally "Tiw's Day"), from *Tīwaz (“Tyr, god of war”) + *dagaz (“day”). This was a Germanic rendering of Latin dies Martis in interpretatio germanica, itself a translation of Ancient Greek (Areos hemera) (interpretatio romana). Cognate with Scots Tysday ("Tuesday"), West Frisian tiisdei ("Tuesday"), German dialectal Ziestag ("Tuesday"), Danish tirsdag ("Tuesday"), Swedish tisdag ("Tuesday"). More at Tyr, day. (Wiktionary)