Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The present day, time, or age: "Today's shocks are tomorrow's conventions” ( Carolyn Heilbrun).
  • adv. During or on the present day.
  • adv. During or at the present time.
  • adj. Concerned with or relating to the present time: today issues; the today generation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. On the current day or date.
  • adv. In the current era; nowadays.
  • n. A current day or date.

Etymologies

Middle English to dai, from Old English tō dæge : , to; see to + dæge, dative of dæg, day; see agh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Via Middle English, from Old English tōdæge, tō dæge, made from tō + dæge, the dative of dæg ("day"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If Pelosi had the votes today, the bill would've been scheduled to be voted on *today*

    23 Dem Yes Votes on ObamaCare Switch to Undecided | RedState

  • Nor would funding in the stimulous bill for *any* problem we face today have made any difference at all *today* and certainly no funding to deal with a pandemic would have yet born any sort of fruit.

    "GOP Know-Nothings Fought Pandemic Preparedness."

  • Write Thymer Review @WWD @today @review @1. 5 @important @waiting will assign myself a task, due today, called "Write Thymer Review."

    WebWorkerDaily

  • Haha someone just knocked on my supervisers door and she was sleeping haha poor thing shes been sick mamas not in today either due to sickness I think everyone feels like shit around this place today….

    anasthesia Diary Entry

  • But today… ooo, today just has to top this shit off.

    aleighk21 Diary Entry

  • If you make the person of today put money into a 401(k) *today* you make them worse off (since they wanted to put money in a 401(k) tomorrow), but you make their yesterday’s self happy.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Welfare Evaluation, Behavioral Agents and Rational Agents

  • only thing changed from the default precision theme is i made it a true today plus (sneak peak appears / disappears by scrolling to different respective icons) clarification on today+: calendar items will always show up. only new items will show up for sms / messages / call log

    PinStack.com

  • President Obama used some of the harshest rhetoric of his term today in denouncing the Republican jobs plan, saying the GOP's emphasis on less regulations would harm the environment, undercut health care, and failed to produce necessary jobs in the short term.

    USATODAY.com News

  • Because the Baath Party was dominated by Sunnis, and ruled ruthlessly over a Shiite majority for decades, the term today also carries sectarian undertones, as was seen Tuesday in Tikrit, Mr. Hussein's hometown in Salahuddin Province, north of Baghdad.

    NYT > Home Page

  • A person finishing such a term today would have entered prison when Ronald Reagan was U.S. president, Margaret Thatcher was Britain's prime minister, and actress Lindsay Lohan was a year old.

    Reuters: Top News

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