Definition of Saturday in US English:

Saturday

noun

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

    ‘the counter is closed on Saturdays and Sundays’
    as modifier ‘Saturday night’
    ‘I am going to see Twelfth Nighton Saturday’
    • ‘Most people did not know what Cameron's grades were or even what he did on Saturday nights.’
    • ‘Shops were closed on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays, and few people owned a car.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One Saturday I was sent by train to Lyttelton to judge a competition for a May Day Queen.’
    • ‘Jeremy had become a part-time worker, opting for long night shifts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.’
    • ‘This is the main dish I served on Saturday night, when our friends came to dinner.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I shall confine myself to telling you about that Saturday she did our hair.’
    • ‘At midday on Saturday he had his first visitor - the police superintendent who had arrested him.’
    • ‘They are booked up on Saturday nights through to the end of April and close to that on Fridays.’
    • ‘The house was quiet and still as it always was when she got home from work on Saturday nights.’
    • ‘Last Saturday the incredible ride for the men's basketball team came to an end.’
    • ‘The following Saturday morning Steven walked in the front door whistling.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Transmission of Saturday morning cricket in the summer also lead to a lunchtime close-down for a period of years.’
    • ‘He had bought the sink in the shop's closing down sale on the Saturday and left it in the garage overnight.’
    • ‘On Saturday he conscientiously completed his paperwork and reported to his superiors.’

The days of the week in ancient Rome were named after the planets, which in turn were named after gods. In most cases the Germanic names substituted the name of a comparable Germanic god for the Roman god's name, but in the case of Saturday the Roman name was retained

adverb

North American
  • 1On Saturday.

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

The days of the week in ancient Rome were named after the planets, which in turn were named after gods. In most cases the Germanic names substituted the name of a comparable Germanic god for the Roman god's name, but in the case of Saturday the Roman name was retained

Origin

Old English Sætern(es)dæg, translation of Latin Saturni dies ‘day of Saturn’, the ancient Roman god of agriculture. Compare with Dutch zaterdag.

Pronunciation