Definition of Saturday in English:



  • The day of the week before Sunday and following Friday, and (together with Sunday) forming part of the weekend.

    ‘I am going to see Twelfth Nighton Saturday’
    ‘the counter is closed on Saturdays and Sundays’
    [as modifier] ‘Saturday night’
    • ‘We talked every night on the phone and on Saturday we went down to the park and spent the evening hugging and just being together.’
    • ‘On Saturday he conscientiously completed his paperwork and reported to his superiors.’
    • ‘As one might expect, Saturdays and Sundays are the main trading days.’
    • ‘The following Saturday they hope for mass demonstrations in cities across the world.’
    • ‘Jeremy had become a part-time worker, opting for long night shifts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.’
    • ‘One Saturday I was sent by train to Lyttelton to judge a competition for a May Day Queen.’
    • ‘This is the main dish I served on Saturday night, when our friends came to dinner.’
    • ‘At midday on Saturday he had his first visitor - the police superintendent who had arrested him.’
    • ‘The house was quiet and still as it always was when she got home from work on Saturday nights.’
    • ‘I shall confine myself to telling you about that Saturday she did our hair.’
    • ‘Though they eat three times a day on Saturdays and Sundays, for the rest of the week they eat only once a day, when they partake of a communal evening supper.’
    • ‘Anyone who's ever sat at home in front of a TV set on Saturday night knows the deal.’
    • ‘On Saturday I continued to pamper my cold, ate, slept and made my way to Luton.’
    • ‘Shops were closed on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays, and few people owned a car.’
    • ‘He had bought the sink in the shop's closing down sale on the Saturday and left it in the garage overnight.’
    • ‘Most people did not know what Cameron's grades were or even what he did on Saturday nights.’
    • ‘They are booked up on Saturday nights through to the end of April and close to that on Fridays.’
    • ‘The following Saturday morning Steven walked in the front door whistling.’
    • ‘Last Saturday the incredible ride for the men's basketball team came to an end.’
    • ‘Transmission of Saturday morning cricket in the summer also lead to a lunchtime close-down for a period of years.’


North American
  • 1On Saturday.

    ‘he made his first appearance Saturday’
    1. 1.1On Saturdays; each Saturday.
      ‘they sleep late Saturdays’
      • ‘I tried it Fridays and Saturdays and even though I'd prefer a bit more housey music it's still ok.’
      • ‘As I am usually up all night Saturdays and Sundays in Roppongi, I don't often get up and out early on those days.’


Old English Sætern(es)dæg, translation of Latin Saturni dies day of Saturn; compare with Dutch zaterdag.