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I'm glad I was born when I was. My time was the golden age of variety. If I were starting out again now, maybe things would happen for me, but it certainly would not be on a variety show with 28 musicians, 12 dancers, two major guest stars, 50 costumes a week by Bob Mackie. The networks just wouldn't spend the money today.
Carol Burnett

Meaning of "today" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TODAY

Old English tō dæge, literally: on this day, from to + dæge, dative of dægday.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TODAY

today  [təˈdeɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TODAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Today can act as a noun and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES TODAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

today

Today

Today may refer to: ▪ Present, the time that is perceived directly, often called now...

Definition of today in the English dictionary

The first definition of today in the dictionary is this day, as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow. Other definition of today is the present age. Today is also during or on this day.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TODAY


all-day
ˈɔːlˌdeɪ
benday
ˌbɛnˈdeɪ
birthday
ˈbɜːθˌdeɪ
Changde
ˈtʃæŋˈdeɪ
day
deɪ
dey
deɪ
doomsday
ˈduːmzˌdeɪ
everyday
ˈɛvrɪˌdeɪ
holiday
ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ
Kang-de
ˈkæŋˈdeɪ
Mande
ˈmɑːndeɪ
Mayday
ˈmeɪˌdeɪ
midday
ˈmɪdˈdeɪ
one-day
ˈwʌnˌdeɪ
payday
ˈpeɪˌdeɪ
same-day
ˈseɪmˌdeɪ
someday
ˈsʌmˌdeɪ
undee
ʌnˈdeɪ
weekday
ˈwiːkˌdeɪ
weekdays
ˈwiːkdeɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TODAY

tockiest
tockley
tocky
toco
tocology
tocopherol
tocophobia
Tocqueville
tocsin
tod
Todd
toddies
toddle
toddler
toddlerhood
toddy
toddy palm
todger
todies
tody

WORDS THAT END LIKE TODAY

at the end of the day
D-day
day-to-day
Friday
from day to day
good day
jam today
Monday
officer of the day
order of the day
per day
Saturday
Sunday
that will be the day
the other day
Thursday
Tuesday
Valentine´s day
Wednesday
yesterday

Synonyms and antonyms of today in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TODAY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «today» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of today

Translation of «today» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TODAY

Find out the translation of today to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of today from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «today» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

今天
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hoy
570 millions of speakers

English

today
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اليَوْمَ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сегодня
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hoje
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aujourd’hui
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hari ini
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

heute
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

今日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오늘
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saiki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hôm nay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இன்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bugün
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oggi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dzisiaj
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сьогодні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

astăzi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σήμερα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Vandag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

idag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

i dag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of today

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TODAY»

The term «today» is very widely used and occupies the 329 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of today
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TODAY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «today» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «today» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about today

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10 QUOTES WITH «TODAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word today.
1
Bella Abzug
Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.
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Theodor Adorno
Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.
3
Prince Andrew
Today is reality. Yesterday is history.
4
Joan of Arc
Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast.
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Fred Astaire
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
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Norman Ralph Augustine
If today was half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
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Carol Burnett
I'm glad I was born when I was. My time was the golden age of variety. If I were starting out again now, maybe things would happen for me, but it certainly would not be on a variety show with 28 musicians, 12 dancers, two major guest stars, 50 costumes a week by Bob Mackie. The networks just wouldn't spend the money today.
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Lois Capps
In America today, the percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight is more than double what it was in the early 1970s.
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Kent Conrad
We shouldn't just live for today; we should prepare for tomorrow.
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Matt Damon
Fame is really strange. One day you're not famous, and then the next day you are, and the odd thing is that you know intellectually that nothing in the world is different. What mattered to you yesterday are the same things that matter today, and the rules all still apply - yet everyone looks at you differently.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TODAY»

Discover the use of today in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to today and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Under the Wide and Starry Sky
In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson's charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair-marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness that spans decades as they travel the world for the sake of his health following their art and dreams ...
Nancy Horan, 2014
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Jesus Today: Experience Hope Through His Presence
Whether you need a lifeline in your discouragement and hurts or are longing for a close intimate relationship with the Lord, you will delight in this new devotional book - a sequel to #1 bestselling Jesus Calling®.
Sarah Young, 2012
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Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and ...
This first Canadian edition builds upon the tried and tested strengths of the Ahrens Meteorology series and provides a more relevant resource for Canadian students and instructors by ensuring that Canadian content, practices, conventions ...
C. Donald Ahrens, Peter Lawrence Jackson, Christine E. J. Jackson, 2012
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English Grammar Today with CD-ROM: An A-Z of Spoken and ...
The book comes with a free CD-ROM that provides the book content and nearly 200 additional entries, plus audio recordings of all the examples and dialogues.
Michael McCarthy, Geraldine Mark, Anne O'Keeffe, 2011
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Child Labor Today: A Human Rights Issue
Presents a history of child labor around the world, describing the jobs children were and are forced to do, the ways child labor can be prevented, and the laws being created in underdeveloped countries to prevent such unfair practices.
Wendy Herumin, 2008
6
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
Amy Chua, 2011
7
Critical Theory Today: A User-friendly Guide
This new edition of the classic guide offers a thorough and accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory.
Lois Tyson, 2006
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Graphic Communications Today
This edition of Graphic Communications Today is a staple for beginners as well as a smart, easy-to-use resource guaranteed to spur the creativity of aspiring designers, professional graphic artists, journalists and others.
William E. Ryan, Theodore E. Conover, 2004
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Hope for Today Bible
Special features include: book introductions, hopenotes, hope for today messages, this is my bible pledge, topical scriptures, what w believe, the blessing, and hopepoints.
‎2009
10
Archaeological Theory Today
This title brings together some of the major exponents and innovators in the discipline to introduce their individual areas of specialism. It summarizes the latest developments in the field and looks to the future of the discipline.
Ian Hodder, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TODAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term today is used in the context of the following news items.
1
How a trucker lost 65 pounds by cooking vegan meals on the road
And I ended up looking like Chris Farley," Anderson told TODAY. Trucker lost 65 pounds by cooking vegan meals on the road TODAY. One man is proving that ... «Today.com, Jul 15»
2
Ryan Reynolds 'fesses up to baby-carrier fail: 'That is not the first …
Yep, he admitted on TODAY Tuesday. "The baby's not properly secured in the vessel that I'm wearing there," he told Matt Lauer. "I'm a first-time dad, and that is ... «Today.com, Jul 15»
3
Brian Williams sits down with Matt Lauer in first interview since …
In his first interview since being suspended from NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams admitted to and apologized for past mistakes, telling TODAY's Matt Lauer, ... «Today.com, Jun 15»
4
Rachel Dolezal breaks her silence on TODAY: 'I identify as black'
Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter president accused of pretending to be black, tells TODAY's Matt Lauer in an exclusive live interview that she ... «Today.com, Jun 15»
5
Barbara Bush on 90th birthday: 'I've been the luckiest woman in the …
"I've been the luckiest woman in the world, truthfully. And I know it," she told her granddaughter, TODAY correspondent Jenna Bush Hager. Closed Captioning. «Today.com, Jun 15»
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Teased, but undeterred: Boy grows out hair to donate to child in need
His mom Deeanna Thomas is still awed by his determination. "Christian has such a huge heart," Thomas, who lives in Melbourne, Florida, told TODAY Parents. «Today.com, Jun 15»
7
Tracy Morgan emotional in first interview since crash: 'Pain will …
Tracy Morgan broke his silence Monday on TODAY over the car crash that nearly claimed his life, and paid emotional tribute to his late friend and mentor, comic ... «Today.com, Jun 15»
8
'I prayed to God for my beautiful wife': Couple shares story behind …
We were about to take our first steps in life together, and we didn't want to take a step without it being in God's will," Caleb Earwood, 21, told TODAY.com. «Today.com, May 15»
9
Nick Loeb on embryo battle with Sofia Vergara: Two lives were …
Nick Loeb, the former fiancé of actress Sofia Vergara, joined TODAY Thursday for an exclusive interview, speaking out for the first time about his lawsuit against ... «Today.com, May 15»
10
Melissa Rivers reflects on mom Joan Rivers' final hours, 'Fashion …
Melissa Rivers sat down in an exclusive TODAY interview, her first on television since the September 2014 death of her inimitable mother, comedian Joan ... «Today.com, May 15»

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