Definition of Saturday in English:

Saturday

Line breaks: Sat¦ur|day
Pronunciation: /ˈsatədeɪ
 
, -di/

noun

  • The day of the week before Sunday and following Friday, and (together with Sunday) forming part of the weekend: the match will be held on Saturday one of my partners is usually in the office on a Saturday the first Saturday in the month the counter is closed on Saturdays and Sundays [as modifier]: Saturday night
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    • Jeremy had become a part-time worker, opting for long night shifts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    • Shops were closed on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays, and few people owned a car.
    • Anyone who's ever sat at home in front of a TV set on Saturday night knows the deal.

adverb

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  • 1On Saturday: he made his first appearance Saturday
  • 1.1 (Saturdays) On Saturdays; each Saturday: they sleep late Saturdays
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    • I tried it Fridays and Saturdays and even though I'd prefer a bit more housey music it's still ok.
    • As I am usually up all night Saturdays and Sundays in Roppongi, I don't often get up and out early on those days.

Origin

Old English Sætern(es)dæg, translation of Latin Saturni dies 'day of Saturn', the ancient Roman god of agriculture. Compare with Dutch zaterdag.

The days of the week in ancient Rome were named after the planets, which in turn were named after gods. In most cases the Germanic names substituted the name of a comparable Germanic god for the Roman god’s name, but in the case of Saturday the Roman name was retained

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