Words nearby weekends
What does weekends mean?
The word weekends can be used as an adverb meaning every weekend or on or during weekends, as in I work weekends, so I always miss my son’s Saturday games.
Weekends is of course also the plural of the noun weekend. The weekend is most commonly considered the period between Friday evening and the end of Sunday. More strictly speaking, the weekend is thought to consist of Saturday and Sunday (often regardless of whether the calendar week is considered to begin on Sunday or Monday).
In practical terms, the weekend is typically considered to be the period between the end of the workweek (or school week) and the beginning of a new one—which is why most people consider their weekend to start on Friday night, after work or school.
However, when weekends is used as an adverb, it usually means every Saturday and Sunday or on Saturdays and Sundays. For example, a store that’s open weekends is open during at least some hours every Saturday and Sunday.
Example: I live on campus during the week but I go home weekends.
Where does weekends come from?
The word weekend has been in use in some form since at least the 1600s, but the first records of the word weekends as an adverb come from the 1870s. The suffix -s makes weekends 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, such as nights, as in I work nights, or Saturdays, as in Is this place open Saturdays?
The adverb weekdays is used in the same way as weekends, except that it’s used in reference to non-weekend days, as in We’re open weekdays but we’re closed weekends.
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How is weekends used in real life?
The word weekends is often used in statements about when stores or open or when people work.
I didn’t get the schedule I really wanted but the important part is i’m not going to work weekends 🙂
— 🌻Bema🌻 (@_AYOslimmm) September 24, 2020
The season is changing and so is our schedule! We're now open weekends, 11am-6pm. 🤙 pic.twitter.com/hwCqwnNBeO
— Riversport OKC (@RiversportOKC) August 17, 2019
Rise and Shine on this Saturday morning. All mental preparation is left. Weekends we shine, weekdays we grind.
— Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) November 20, 2010
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Is weekends used correctly in the following sentence?
I wish this place was open weekends—I’m never able to go during the week.
How to use weekends in a sentence
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|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast's Foreign Editor was profiled on MSNBC's 'Weekends with Alex Witt.'Christopher Dickey on Matters Foreign and Domestic|Christopher Dickey|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Scott Porch|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Emily, in fact, will be staying with him on the weekends while she finishes her master's degree at a college in Rhode Island.
You were just telling the agent, you had told the agent, had you not, that he came on weekends.
My recollection is that I said he came out here on weekends and he could be seen then.
But you do have a recollection that you told him at least generally that Lee Oswald came to your home on weekends?
Mr. Milburgh only went to Hertford for the weekends, and I couldn't stay in the same house with him, knowing all that I knew.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
I spent all my Christmas vacations and weekends with Clarence, and sometimes Gordon, at this place.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson