1. this present day: Today is beautiful.
  2. this present time or age: the world of today.


  1. on this present day: I will do it today.
  2. at the present time; in these days: Today you seldom see horses.


  1. Informal. of the present era; up-to-date: the today look in clothing styles.


  1. this day, as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
  2. the present agechildren of today


  1. during or on this day
  2. nowadays

Old English todæge, to dæge “on (the) day,” from to “at, on” (see to) + dæge, dative of dæg “day” (see day). Generally written as two words until 16c., after which it usually was written to-day until early 20c.

Similar constructions exist in other Germanic languages (cf. Dutch van daag “from-day,” Danish and Swedish i dag “in day”). German heute is from Old High German hiutu, from Proto-Germanic *hiu tagu “on (this) day,” with first element from PIE pronomial stem *ki-, represented by Latin cis “on this side.”

see here today, gone tomorrow.

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