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weekend

[week-end, -end]
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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weekend
 
n
1.  a.  the end of the week, esp the period from Friday night until the end of Sunday
 b.  (as modifier): a weekend party
 
vb
2.  informal (intr) to spend or pass a weekend

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weekend
1638, from week + end. Originally a northern word (referring to the period from Saturday noon to Monday morning); it became general after 1878. As an adj., meaning "only on weekends," it is recorded from 1935.
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