[week-end, -end]
the end of a week, especially the period of time between Friday evening and Monday morning: We spent the weekend at Virginia Beach.
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.
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.
of, for, or on a weekend: a weekend pass; a weekend excursion.
verb (used without object)
to pass the weekend, as at a place: They weekended at their country place.

1875–80; week + end1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To weekend
World English Dictionary
1.  a.  the end of the week, esp the period from Friday night until the end of Sunday
 b.  (as modifier): a weekend party
2.  informal (intr) to spend or pass a weekend

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Ice cream fans have a trio of events to choose from this weekend.
The programme is offered in week-day evening and weekend formats.
Use our click-and-go map to select a weekend escape.
When you've spent the weekend splurging on greasy fast foods, your bathroom
  scale isn't alone in reeling from the impact.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature