from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The seventh day of the week.
- n. The Jewish Sabbath.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- adv. on Saturday
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The seventh or last day of the week; the day following Friday and preceding Sunday.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seventh or last day of the week; the day of the Jewish Sabbath. See Sabbath. Abbreviated S., Sat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the seventh and last day of the week; observed as the Sabbath by Jews and some Christians
Middle English, from Old English Sæternesdæg, translation of Latin Sāturnī diēs : Sāturnī, genitive of Sāturnus, Saturn + diēs, day.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English Sæternesdæg ("day of Saturn"), from Sætern ("Saturn"), from Latin Saturnus ("the god of agriculture"), possibly from Etruscan, + Old English dæg ("day"); a translation of Latin dies Saturni. Compare West Frisian saterdei, Dutch zaterdag. (Wiktionary)