weekend

[ week-end, -end ]SEE DEFINITION OF weekend

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WEEKEND

That gives the Whaleys what they've been wishin' for, and me a chance to do the weekend act now and then.

Tuesday, I suppose, would be best for Clara, after her weekend.

Well, as they said, we had the whole weekend to work out an understanding.

Over there, he said, dressing down one of his Weekend Warriors.

The weekend of November 8, 9, and 10 was a long weekend, was it not?

But my best haul was during my—and Mabel's—weekend by the sea.

It was a beautiful spot where we could stay for the weekend.

One weekend we arrived at camp to find a dead partridge on one of the beds.

Mr. Simcox, as the week drew on, suggested a weekend at home.

"We read eight or nine books on it over the weekend," Donald added.

WORD ORIGIN

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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