What does saturday mean?
Definitions for saturday
ˈsæt ərˌdeɪ, -disat·ur·day
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Saturday, Sabbatum, Satnoun
the seventh and last day of the week; observed as the Sabbath by Jews and some Christians
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.
Etymology: sæterndæg, from Sætern, from Saturnus, possibly from Etruscan, + dæg; a translation of dies Saturni
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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).
the seventh or last day of the week; the day following Friday and preceding Sunday
Etymology: [OE. Saterday, AS. Saeterdaeg, Saeterndaeg, Saeternesdaeg, literally, Saturn's day, fr. L. Saturnus Saturn + AS. daeg day; cf. L. dies Saturni.]
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
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.]
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
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Saturday is ranked #67747 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Saturday surname appeared 291 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Saturday.
79.3% or 231 total occurrences were White.
14.7% or 43 total occurrences were Black.
3.4% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'saturday' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1456
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'saturday' in Written Corpus Frequency: #588
The numerical value of saturday in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of saturday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of saturday in a Sentence
During the week we picked out the things from the food container that each person liked the most for a Friday or Saturday evening and then had a bit better food.
As much as I’ve enjoyed ‘ Saturday Night Live, ’ they went over the line, and believers in God deserve an apology, i wo n’t waste my breath demanding an apology. They don’t answer to me. They answer to the one they defame, and there are consequences.
If I were to find out that one of the charities I was volunteering my time and money to was doing something shady, of course I would be devastated. I don't know if I could trust another organization for many years, i would go out on Saturday and ride my bike but it wouldn't be to raise money for anyone, it would just be for me.
If it only is Saturday-Monday, the businesses can handle it. If you can't get your jeans today, you will get them next week. Museums will have a worse day or two but it will be manageable in the end, but if it goes on for several more days or weeks - it'll become very problematic.
Every now and then that happens and you run into a team, whether it’s the matchup or when they’re home or whatever it is but we’re still really confident, we’re excited to come out (Saturday) and get it going the right way again.
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Translations for saturday
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- يوم السبتArabic
- շաբաթ օրըArmenian
- יום שבתHebrew
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