friday Definition

the day of the week following Thursday and before Saturday.

Using friday: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "friday" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have a meeting on Friday.

  • Example

    Friday is my favorite day of the week.

  • Example

    We usually go out for dinner on Fridays.

friday Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using friday

  • a car that is old and unreliable, often used to describe a car that is only used for short trips or errands


    I don't want to take the Friday afternoon car on a long road trip.

  • a term used to describe high school football games that are played on Friday nights


    The whole town comes out to watch the Friday night lights.

  • an excited or frenzied feeling that occurs on Fridays, often due to the anticipation of the weekend


    Everyone in the office has a case of Friday fever.

Phrases with friday

  • the day after the US holiday of Thanksgiving, regarded as the first day of the Christmas shopping season, on which retailers make many special offers.


    The store is having a huge sale on Black Friday.

  • Thank God it's Friday (TGIF)

    an expression of relief that the workweek is over and the weekend has arrived


    TGIF! Let's go out and celebrate.

  • the Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church


    We always attend the Good Friday service at our church.

Origins of friday

Old English 'Frīgedæg', named after the Germanic goddess Frigg


Summary: friday in Brief

Friday [ˈfraɪdeɪ] is the day of the week following Thursday and before Saturday. It is often associated with the end of the workweek and the start of the weekend. Phrases like 'Black Friday' and 'Thank God it's Friday' denote cultural events and attitudes towards the day. 'Friday night lights' refers to high school football games played on Friday nights, while 'Friday fever' describes the excited feeling that often accompanies the end of the workweek.

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