Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The seventh day of the week.
  • n. The Jewish Sabbath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The seventh day of the week in many religious traditions, and the sixth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; the Biblical seventh day of the week, observed as Sabbath or "Day of Rest"; it follows Friday and precedes Sunday.
  • adv. on Saturday

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The seventh or last day of the week; the day following Friday and preceding Sunday.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The seventh or last day of the week; the day of the Jewish Sabbath. See Sabbath. Abbreviated S., Sat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the seventh and last day of the week; observed as the Sabbath by Jews and some Christians

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English Sæternesdæg, translation of Latin Sāturnī diēs : Sāturnī, genitive of Sāturnus, Saturn + diēs, day.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English Sæternesdæg ("day of Saturn"), from Sætern ("Saturn"), from Latin Saturnus ("the god of agriculture"), possibly from Etruscan, + Old English dæg ("day"); a translation of Latin dies Saturni. Compare West Frisian saterdei, Dutch zaterdag. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • To-day Mr. Kenyon came, and do you know, he has made a beatific confusion between last Saturday and next Saturday, and said to me he had told Miss Thomson to mind to come on Friday if she wished to see me ... 'remembering' (he added) 'that Mr. Browning took _Saturday_!!'

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

  • Tuesday, and on the Saturday following, _last Saturday_, receiv'd a letter dated Bath, in which he said he was on his way to

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • It is settled that we leave Madrid on Saturday evening, and Henry has therefore consented to our going to Toledo tomorrow without him.] _19th_, -- [Excursion to Toledo, fifty-six miles by rail.] _20th, Saturday_.

    Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Henry Reeve, C.B., D.C.L. In Two Volumes. Volume II.

  • The semifinal winners meet for the title Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

    US Soccer Team Aims for Revenge Against Panama

  • Beth smiled, covered up the mouthpiece, and whispered the word Saturday to Zander and Kipenzi.

    Platinum

  • But when Edun designer Sharon Wauchob unveils her new vision for the label Saturday, most of the clothes on the runway — some featuring African touches like beads from Kenya — will be produced in China.

    Out of Africa, Into Asia

  • Wozniacki will play for the title Saturday against Peng Shuai of China, who upset No. 3-ranked Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-3.

    The Seattle Times

  • Story Highlights Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz defended his title Saturday night Diaz made Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos tap out at 4:50 of the second round

    SI.com

  • Lesnar, who lives in Minnesota, rallied from a horrific first-round beating to stop Carwin with a choke in the second round, defending his title Saturday night in his first fight since an intestinal illness nearly killed him.

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