What does Saturday mean?

Definitions for Saturday
ˈsæt ərˌdeɪ, -diSat·ur·day

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Saturday.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Saturday, Sabbatum, Satnoun

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


  1. Saturdaynoun

    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.

  2. Saturdayadverb

    on Saturday

  3. Etymology: sæterndæg, from Sætern, from Saturnus, possibly from Etruscan, + dæg; a translation of dies Saturni

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Saturdaynoun

    The last day of the week.

    Etymology: sætersdæg , or sæternsdæg , Saxon, according to Richard Verstegan, from sæter , a Saxon idol; more probably from Saturn, dies Saturni.

    This matter I handled fully in last Saturday ’s Spectator. Add.


  1. Saturday

    Saturday is the day of the week between Friday and Sunday. The Romans named Saturday Sāturni diēs ("Saturn's Day") no later than the 2nd century for the planet Saturn, which controlled the first hour of that day, according to Vettius Valens. The day's name was introduced into West Germanic languages and is recorded in the Low German languages such as Middle Low German sater(s)dach, Middle Dutch saterdag (Modern Dutch zaterdag) and Old English Sætern(es)dæġ and Sæterdæġ. The day was also referred to as "Sæternes dæġe" in an Old English translation of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. In Old English, Saturday was also known as sunnanæfen ("sun" + "eve" cf. dialectal German Sonnabend).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saturdaynoun

    the seventh or last day of the week; the day following Friday and preceding Sunday

  2. Etymology: [OE. Saterday, AS. Saeterdaeg, Saeterndaeg, Saeternesdaeg, literally, Saturn's day, fr. L. Saturnus Saturn + AS. daeg day; cf. L. dies Saturni.]


  1. Saturday

    Saturday is the day of the week following Friday and preceding Sunday. Saturday is the seventh and therefore last day of the week according to many commonly used calendars, but it is the second-to-last day of the week according to ISO 8601. Its Latin name dies Saturni entered into Old English as Saeternesdaeg. Saturday was named no later than the 2nd century for the planet Saturn, which controlled the first hour of that day according to Vettius Valens. Prior to that, the old English name was sunnanæfen.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saturday

    sat′ur-dā, n. the seventh or last day of the week, dedicated by the Romans to Saturn: the Jewish Sabbath. [A.S. Sæter-dæg, Sætern-dæg, day of Saturn—L. Saturnus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Saturday

    A day of the week.

    Saturday is the day as a family we spend doing different things with our friends and Sunday is when we all get together.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 23, 2016  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Saturday

    This, the seventh day of the week, was dedicated by the Romans to Saturn. As, however, all the other week-days were named by the people of Northern Europe in accordance with Scandinavian mythology, one must incline to the opinion that this was named after Sæter, a water deity. Its Anglo-Saxon designation was Sæterdæg.

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Saturday' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1456

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Saturday' in Written Corpus Frequency: #588

How to pronounce Saturday?

How to say Saturday in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saturday in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saturday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Saturday in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    We are on the path to the nomination and I want Washington to be part of how we get there, ...It’s important to show up at this caucus on Saturday.

  2. Thomas Bach:

    The Olympic Games cannot be moved like a football game next Saturday, it is a complex undertaking and you can only act responsibly when you have a clear decision-making foundation.

  3. Sarah Silverman:

    I remember thinking I want to move home to New Hampshire. ... You just want to go home, and you don't want to do anything scary. And then I found a woman who put me on a pill called Klonopin that all it does is block panic attacks. And that really saved my life in that I was able to go to work at' Saturday Night Live' and exist through each day while I was figuring this out.

  4. Nataliya Yezersky:

    The main message that we hope viewerswill get from our performanceis the following: It's time for all of us to launch our culturally informative counteraction against Russian propaganda, during the wartime, if the chance presents itself to spread the truth about who is who and what is what, no one should remain indifferentbut act immediately.It's exactly what Dumka did last Saturday.

  5. Sir William Bragg:

    God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Saturday

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Saturday »


Find a translation for the Saturday definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these Saturday definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "Saturday." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Saturday>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Saturday? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
    • A. sheath
    • B. snap
    • C. scholastic
    • D. serendipity

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Saturday: