Sat·​ur·​day ˈsa-tər-(ˌ)dā How to pronounce Saturday (audio)
: the seventh day of the week
Saturdays adverb

Examples of Saturday in a Sentence

He will arrive next Saturday. His birthday falls on a Saturday this year.
Recent Examples on the Web The video also playfully clapped back at Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, who went viral for his misogynistic comments during his commencement speech at Benedictine College in Kansas Saturday (May 11). Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 16 May 2024 Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2024 Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Ahjané Forbes, USA TODAY, 16 May 2024 The Oklahoma singer is back in his home state ahead of Friday and Saturday concerts in Oklahoma City. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 Thursday, May 16 Friday, May 17 Saturday, May 18 Voters do not need a reason to vote early, but only those voters registered with a party are able to vote in that party's primary. Rebecca Grapevine, The Courier-Journal, 16 May 2024 Here's what Hoosiers saw over the weekend Help remove invasive plants Saturday, May 18 Volksmarch, 9 a.m. at Summit Lake State Park in New Castle: Enjoy a group walk at Summit Lake State Park with the Indiana Volkssport Association and the International Volksport Verband (IVV) event. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 16 May 2024 Sunny skies are expected on both Saturday and Sunday. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 16 May 2024 Houston Mayor John Whitmire said rising flood waters from the San Jacinto River were expected to impact Kingwood late Friday and Saturday. CBS News, 4 May 2024

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Word History


Middle English saterday, from Old English sæterndæg (akin to Old Frisian sāterdei), from Latin Saturnus Saturn + Old English dæg day

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Saturday was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Saturday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


Sat·​ur·​day ˈsat-ərd-ē How to pronounce Saturday (audio)
: the seventh day of the week

Old English sæterndæg, literally, "Saturn's day," derived from Latin Saturnus "Saturn"

Word Origin
Several of the days of the week, such as Tuesday and Wednesday, get their English names from Germanic gods, but Saturday gets its name from a Roman one. Saturnus was the name of an important Roman god of agriculture, known in English as Saturn. The Old English word sæterndæg, "Saturn's day," came originally from the god's Latin name. The modern English Saturday comes from the Old English sæterndæg.
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