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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The seventh day of the week.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • adverb on Saturday

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English Sæternesdæg, translation of Latin Sāturnī diēs : Sāturnī, genitive of Sāturnus, Saturn + diēs, day.]

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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.

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