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weekends

[week-endz] /ˈwikˌɛndz/
adverb
1.
every weekend; on or during weekends:
We go fishing weekends.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; weekend + -s1

weekend

[week-end, -end] /ˈwikˌɛnd, -ˈɛnd/
noun
1.
the end of a week, especially the period of time between Friday evening and Monday morning:
We spent the weekend at Virginia Beach.
2.
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.
3.
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.
adjective
4.
of, for, or on a weekend:
a weekend pass; a weekend excursion.
verb (used without object)
5.
to pass the weekend, as at a place:
They weekended at their country place.
Origin
1875-80; week + end1
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Examples from the web for weekends
  • People get involved, stay on the weekends and always have something to do.
  • Never mind that on weekends the campus was as unpopulated as the surrounding countryside.
  • They don't often require meeting together during weekends or evenings.
  • These are given on weekends and no extra compensation is provided.
  • Meals include three meals daily during the week and two meals daily on weekends.
  • Of course, he's likely a tad more well-rounded than some, doing amateur theater on the weekends.
  • Reservations are strongly advised in summer, on holidays, and on spring and fall weekends.
  • There's a dedicated bike lane, but watch out for pedestrians who inadvertently cross the line on busy weekends.
  • In the fall you should spend as many weekends as you can out on a junk.
  • Note that summer traffic can be heavy, especially on weekends.
British Dictionary definitions for weekends

weekends

/ˌwiːkˈɛndz/
adverb
1.
(informal) at the weekend, esp regularly or during every weekend

weekend

noun (ˌwiːkˈɛnd)
1.
  1. the end of the week, esp the period from Friday night until the end of Sunday
  2. (as modifier): a weekend party
verb (ˈwiːkˌɛnd)
2.
(intransitive) (informal) to spend or pass a weekend
See also weekends
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Word Origin and History for weekends

weekend

n.

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.

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