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Words nearby Saturdays
What does Saturdays mean?
The word Saturdays can be used as an adverb meaning every Saturday or on Saturdays, as in I work Saturdays or The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Saturdays is of course also the plural of Saturday, the name of the day between Friday and Sunday.
When it’s used as an adverb, Saturdays describes when something happens or when an action is taken.
The singular form Saturday can also be used as an adverb, as in We’re closed Saturday or Do you work Saturday?
Saturdays (ending with an s) usually implies that the action or event is a regular occurrence, such as one that happens according to a schedule. For example, saying, “I work Saturdays” means that you work every Saturday. In contrast, saying, “I work on Saturday” or “I work Saturday” typically means that you are scheduled to work on the upcoming Saturday.
Example: The shop is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Where does Saturdays come from?
The first records of the word Saturday come from before 900, but the use of Saturdays as an adverb is first recorded in the 1400s. The suffix –s is used to make it an adverb. It’s used this way in similar time-related words like sometimes and weekdays. You can add this –s suffix to other words to turn them into adverbs, including every other day of the week, as well as words like nights, as in I work nights.
The word Saturday itself comes from the Middle English Saturdai, from the Old English Saternesdæg, which is a partial translation of the Latin Sāturnī diēs, meaning “Saturn’s day.”
If you’re curious to know more about the history behind the word Saturday, just read our article on the name’s fascinating origins.
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How is Saturdays used in real life?
As an adverb, Saturdays is commonly used in discussion of when people work and when businesses will be open or closed.
Just found out that in my new job I don't have to work Saturdays anymore.
— Barkle (@_Barkle) January 15, 2021
Woke up at 3 am off two hours of sleep to be first in line at the DMV just to find out they’re closed saturdays
— The Vanilla Gorilla (@GlenCoppolaZink) October 10, 2020
The Bryant Museum is excited to announce we will reopen on Thursday, September 24 for visitors. We will be open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the foreseeable future. We ask that you please purchase tickets ahead of time.
— bryantmuseum (@bryantmuseum) September 22, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for Saturdays
On Saturdays from April 17 to May 1, Brunch on the Go in Yards Park offers stretching and a run led by Pacers, followed by a champagne brunch for two at a choice of nearby restaurants.
The hands behind the wonderful rolls belong to pastry chef Shari Maciejewski, 28, who kept busy when the dining rooms were closed by selling brunch boxes and seasonal pastries on Saturdays.Fresh reasons to return to 1789, one of D.C.’s oldest restaurants|Tom Sietsema|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
There are graduates playing here and there and over there on Saturdays.Trevor Lawrence’s hometown will root for him wherever he goes — even if he goes to the Jets|Chuck Culpepper|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
The soccer field across the street, where kids played on Saturdays, was empty.“We Don’t Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive”: Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic|by Ava Kofman|November 30, 2020|ProPublica
“Stump Sohla” will air Saturdays on the Binging with Babish YouTube channelChef and YouTube star Sohla El-Waylly has announced a new show, Stump Sohla, on the Binging with Babish YouTube network.Sohla El-Waylly, Formerly of the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen, Announces New YouTube Show|Jaya Saxena|September 24, 2020|Eater