[ week-end, -end ]
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  1. the end of a week, especially the period of time between Friday evening and Monday morning: We spent the weekend at Virginia Beach.

  2. this period as extended by one or more holidays, days off, or the like, that immediately precede or follow: We're getting a three-day weekend at Christmas.

  1. any two-day period taken or given regularly as a weekly rest period from one's work: I have to work at the hospital on Saturdays and Sundays, so I take my weekends on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  1. of, for, or on a weekend: a weekend pass; a weekend excursion.

verb (used without object)
  1. to pass the weekend, as at a place: They weekended at their country place.

Origin of weekend

First recorded in 1875–80; week + end1

Words Nearby weekend

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How to use weekend in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for weekend


    • the end of the week, esp the period from Friday night until the end of Sunday

    • (as modifier): a weekend party

  1. (intr) informal to spend or pass a weekend

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