- every weekend; on or during weekends: We go fishing weekends.
Origin of weekends
- 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
Related Words for weekendsexpedition, picnic, vacation, excursion, trek, outing, travel, swing, trip, course, road, circuit, cruise, round, driving, ride, flying, tour, transit, movement
Examples from the Web for weekends
Contemporary Examples of weekends
On the weekends the birds and stray cats keep the artists company as they set up their displays.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
We shot that sequence in 12 days over six consecutive weekends.Tom Sizemore’s Revenge: On Tom Cruise’s Scientology Recruitment, Drugs, and Craving a Comeback
September 26, 2014
The Daily Beast's Foreign Editor was profiled on MSNBC's 'Weekends with Alex Witt.'Christopher Dickey on Matters Foreign and Domestic
September 25, 2014
Cosby hires a manager named Roy Silver, who gets him gigs on the weekends.A Full-Length Bill Cosby Portrait: From Track Star to Ugly Sweaters
September 24, 2014
Emily, in fact, will be staying with him on the weekends while she finishes her master's degree at a college in Rhode Island.Today’s Sperm Donor Isn’t a Broke 20-Something
September 20, 2014
Historical Examples of weekends
Regimental exercises filled weekends in Cheshire or the West Riding.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
De Barral, he resumed suddenly, was not coming to Brighton for weekends regularly, then.Chance
Every now and again, though, I missed my cape and those weekends in the hotel.Little Brother
On weekends artists display their work around the zoo fence.Oahu Traveler's guide
On weekends, summer holidays and after school, they were also expected to help on the farm.Frying Pan Farm
Elizabeth Brown Pryor
- informal at the weekend, esp regularly or during every weekend
- 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 weekends
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.