Saturday

noun

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

Example Sentences

He will arrive next Saturday. His birthday falls on a Saturday this year.

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saturday. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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Saturday

noun

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

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