- the end of a week, especially the period of time between Friday evening and Monday morning: We spent the weekend at Virginia Beach.
- 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.
- 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.
- of, for, or on a weekend: a weekend pass; a weekend excursion.
- to pass the weekend, as at a place: They weekended at their country place.
Origin of weekend
Examples from the Web for weekend
And when BET Weekend came to Atlanta two months ago, Brinsley thought he could become a major party promoter.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
Williams was released on his own recognizance over the weekend and is expected back before a judge on Feb. 9, 2015.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault
December 21, 2014
In its opening weekend the movie Heaven Is For Real (budget: $12 million) doubled its gross.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More
December 19, 2014
Wednesday evening and through the weekend people kept marching.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner
December 8, 2014
During that weekend, he writes, he met a two girls in a diner.School Shooters Love This Pickup Artist Website
December 5, 2014
That gives the Whaleys what they've been wishin' for, and me a chance to do the weekend act now and then.Shorty McCabe
Tuesday, I suppose, would be best for Clara, after her weekend.The Freelands
Well, as they said, we had the whole weekend to work out an understanding.Inside John Barth
William W. Stuart
Over there, he said, dressing down one of his Weekend Warriors.The Sex Life of the Gods
The weekend of November 8, 9, and 10 was a long weekend, was it not?Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- the end of the week, esp the period from Friday night until the end of Sunday
- (as modifier)a weekend party
- (intr) informal to spend or pass a weekend
Word Origin and History for weekend
also week-end, 1630s, from week + end (n.). Originally a northern word (referring to the period from Saturday noon to Monday morning); it became general after 1878. As an adjective, "only on weekends," it is recorded from 1935. Long weekend attested from 1900; in reference to Great Britain in the period between the world wars, 1944.