From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtodayto‧day1 /təˈdeɪ/ ●●● S1 W1 adverb 1 TMCNOWon the day that is happening now → yesterday, tomorrow I couldn’t go shopping yesterday so I’ll have to go today. Ed has his music lesson today.a week from today (also today week/a week today British English) We’re going on holiday today week.2 NOWat the present time Students today seem to know very little about geography.
Examples from the Corpustoday• One might at least look to the best examples there may be today.• The imaginative subject - these are the subjects I find most often given in school today.• The cost to install solar panels has dropped from $20 a watt in 1980 to as little as $5 today.• What did you do today?• Makes him look more sexy, thought Juliet, and wondered what had come over her today.• Couples today are much more likely to marry in their 30s.• The same Oak Tree pub today doesn't seem to have many more companions.• Kids today just don't understand the value of money.• Today, only a few of these beautiful animals survive.• Well, we are all concerned with recycling today - or are we ...?• Today she and Charlie are driving to the beach.• But today the walk was just something to be accomplished as soon as possible.• Accurate planetary observations being collected today will in time lead to more stringent tests for a tenth planet.a week from today• In Drayton, a crest of 32-33 feet is expected a week from today.• That news is scheduled for a week from today.• Look for it to hit cosmetic counters a week from today, priced at $ 47. 50 and up.todaytoday2 noun [uncountable] 1 TMCNOWthe day that is happening now → yesterday, tomorrow Today is my birthday! Have you seen today’s paper?2 NOWthe present period of time Today’s computers are becoming much smaller and lighter. young people of today
Examples from the Corpustoday• Today is Friday.• By today's standards, his ideas seem very old-fashioned.• Have you heard today's news?TodayToday (also the Today programme) a morning news programme on BBC Radio, generally considered to be the most important British radio news programme, which includes interviews with politicians and other people in the news. The interviews sometimes involve arguments between the show's presenters and government ministers.Origin today1 Old English todæge, todæg, from to “to, at” + dæg “day”