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weekend

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noun week·end \ ˈwēk-ˌend \

Definition of weekend

:the end of the week :the period between the close of one work or school week and the start of the next; especially :Saturday and Sunday

Examples of weekend in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of weekend

1638

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weekend

verb

Definition of weekend

intransitive verb
:to spend the weekend
  • weekending in the country

Examples of weekend in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of weekend

1901


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weekend

adjective

Definition of weekend

:active in a specified role only on weekends or part-time
  • a weekend father
  • weekend athletes

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First Known Use of weekend

1935



WEEKEND Defined for English Language Learners

weekend

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noun

Definition of weekend for English Language Learners

  • : Saturday and Sunday

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


weekend

verb

Definition of weekend for English Language Learners

  • : to spend the weekend at a specified place


WEEKEND Defined for Kids

weekend

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noun week·end \ ˈwēk-ˌend \

Definition of weekend for Students

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


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