weekends

[week-endz]
adverb
every weekend; on or during weekends: We go fishing weekends.

Origin:
1875–80; weekend + -s1

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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

weekends (ˌwiːkˈɛndz)
 
adv
informal at the weekend, esp regularly or during every weekend

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
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.
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