weekend

noun
week·​end | \ ˈwēk-ˌend How to pronounce weekend (audio) \

Definition of weekend

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: 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

weekend

verb
weekended; weekending; weekends

Definition of weekend (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to spend the weekend weekending in the country

weekend

adjective

Definition of weekend (Entry 3 of 3)

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

Examples of weekend in a Sentence

Noun

What are you doing this weekend? The office is closed on weekends. I'm going away for the weekend. She won a weekend in Cancun.

Verb

Her family weekends on the coast during the summer.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The cost will vary by time of day, with a minimum of $1 during nights and weekends and up to $2.25 during peak hours. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "A look back at the Alaskan Way Viaduct as its demise — and the new Highway 99 tunnel — draw near," 7 Jan. 2019 After one particularly violent weekend in early August when nearly 80 people were shot, Emanuel deflected questions about police staffing and strategy. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Rahm Emanuel leaves behind tainted legacy as Chicago murder rate, crime and corruption surge on his watch," 6 Sep. 2018 The couple planned to head afterward for a private weekend at one of Trump’s golf properties in Scotland. Washington Post, "Melania Trump dutifully tries her hand at lawn bowls," 13 July 2018 Except for the second weekend in August, when a fleet of mostly homemade stock outboard boats whiz through at speeds up to 75 miles an hour in the roughest and purportedly the last point-to-point outboard marathon in the country. Elaine Glusac, chicagotribune.com, "Start your boat engines: 'World's Toughest Outboard Marathon' revs up northern Michigan," 12 July 2018 Like all of us, Jenny McCarthy likes to spend her weekends watching Blue Bloods. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Jenny McCarthy Sent an Emotional Video to Donnie Wahlberg and He Shared It With Everyone," 30 Jan. 2019 May your weekend be long and far from Monday troubles. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "One new message," 2 Nov. 2018 But, based on her weekend tour of the expansive property, her latest home looks like the perfect place to start a family. Dan Barna, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Just Gave Fans a Tour of Her Hidden Hills Mansion," 4 Sep. 2018 Lili posted a pic of herself (rocking a stunning, powder blue two-piece set) and co-stars Cole and Casey Cott (aka Betty's bestie Kevin Keller on Riverdale) from their weekend at Comic Con. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart's Relationship," 30 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Wheelhouse also could host weekend woodworking courses. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's Wheelhouse creates hub for small businesses operated by young entrepreneurs," 9 Feb. 2018 So say goodbye to weekend getaways and hello to your new watchlist, because here is everything Netflix is streaming come September. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Here's Everything Coming To Netflix In September," 24 Aug. 2018 Potential candidates for the job (again, not officially confirmed) include Fox and Friends weekend co-host Abby Huntsman and CNN commentator Ana Navarro. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Candace Cameron Bure Revealed Her Strong Feelings About the Future of 'The View'," 7 Aug. 2018 Sport and exercise has always formed part of my daily life, from gym sessions to weekend runs, ambles or training for an event. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Channels Wednesday Addams on a Bike Ride," 17 Aug. 2018 The opening was also considerably better than the $99.2 million the first Jurassic World film earned in its first full week in Chinese cinemas in 2015 (openings were tallied by the week rather than weekend back then). Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "China Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Rampages to $112M Debut," 18 June 2018 The club — a for-profit business, which also serves as Trump’s weekend home and 'Winter White House' — submitted applications to hire 21 cooks, 40 waiters and 17 housekeepers from overseas. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: CFPB further under fire with Kavanaugh pick for Supreme Court," 11 July 2018 Drummond, 45, debuted his take on the book, which has inspired everything from a Broadway show to weekend seminars, at City Theatre in early 2017. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: Women's show in Novi, Free Comic Book Day, Cinco de Mayo parade," 2 May 2018 These days weekending urbanites in expensive sunglasses wait for tables alongside locals with whining kids. Kira Garcia, Bon Appetit, "Napa Has Changed, Butter Cream Bakery Has Not," 6 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Weekend brunch may be in the offing, and McGill is seeking a permit for sidewalk seating. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "The all-day Café Hitchcock is poised for success," 16 Aug. 2017 Weekend temperatures will hover at or around 90 degrees. Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com, "Stormy Satchmo Fest? Here's the weekend weather outlook for New Orleans," 4 Aug. 2017 Weekend temperatures are expected to hover around the 70s along the coast; the 80s in downtown Los Angeles; and possibly the 90s farther inland, Fisher said. Joseph Serna, latimes.com, "Lightning has already struck 2,100 times in Southern California this week. More is coming," 3 Aug. 2017 Weekend brunch will start soon, owner Luke Fairbank wrote in an email. Adam Lukach, chicagotribune.com, "Restaurant openings: Albert Einstein inspires a restaurant, Build Coffee coming soon to South Side," 2 June 2017 Weekend highs will hover around the mid- to high-80s with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "This hot weather is not going away yet. And it will feel even steamier," 30 May 2017 Closure times for the southbound direction are from 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. Weekend lane closures are permitted from 9 p.m. until 10 a.m. the following morning on Fridays and Saturdays. Sheldon S. Shafer, The Courier-Journal, "Major work on Dixie Highway may disrupt traffic," 5 May 2017 Weekend temperatures will be in the upper 50s, according to the weather service. Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post, "Cloudy in Denver metro area, light snow in the mountains," 13 Feb. 2017 Weekend travel hassles: Check subway disruptions and a list of street closings. Alexandra S. Levine, New York Times, "New York Today: A New Year Brings a New Subway Line," 30 Dec. 2016

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'weekend.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of weekend

Noun

1638, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1901, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1935, in the meaning defined above

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weekend

noun

English Language Learners Definition of weekend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

weekend

verb

English Language Learners Definition of weekend (Entry 2 of 2)

: to spend the weekend at a specified place

weekend

noun
week·​end | \ ˈwēk-ˌend How to pronounce weekend (audio) \

Kids Definition of weekend

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

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