- to-day (archaic)
Via Middle English today, from Old English tōdæġe, tō dæġe (“on [the] day”), made from tō (“at, on”) + dæġe, the dative of dæġ (“day”). See to and day. Compare Dutch vandaag (“today”), Middle Low German van dage (“today”), Swedish i dag, idag (“today”).
today (not comparable)
- On the current day or date.
I want this done today.
Today, my brother went to the shops.
- In the current era; nowadays.
2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
- Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. […] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
In the 1500s, people had to do things by hand, but today we have electric can openers.
today (plural todays)
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- tomorrow night
- last night