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weekend

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noun week·end \ˈwēk-ˌend\

Simple Definition of weekend

  • : Saturday and Sunday

  • : a trip or vacation that is taken on Saturday and Sunday

Full Definition of weekend

  1. :  the end of the week; specifically :  the period between the close of one work or school week and the start of the next

Examples of weekend

  1. What are you doing this weekend?

  2. The office is closed on weekends.

  3. I'm going away for the weekend.

  4. She won a weekend in Cancun.



1638

First Known Use of weekend

1638

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weekend

verb week·end

Simple Definition of weekend

  • : to spend the weekend at a specified place

Full Definition of weekend

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to spend the weekend <weekending in the country>

Examples of weekend

  1. Her family weekends on the coast during the summer.



1901

First Known Use of weekend

1901


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weekend

adjective week·end

Definition of weekend

  1. :  active in a specified role only on weekends or part-time <a weekend father> <weekend athletes>



1935

First Known Use of weekend

1935



WEEKEND Defined for Kids

weekend

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noun week·end \ˈwēk-ˌend\

Definition of weekend

  1. :  the period between the close of one work or school week and the beginning of the next





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