- 1the period of time from the close of work or school on Friday evening until the start of work or school on Monday morning
- 2a holiday or vacation period that usually occurs on a Saturday and Sunday
Using weekend: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "weekend" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I'm going to the beach this weekend.
We always have a big family dinner on the weekends.
I love having the weekends off from work.
What are your plans for the weekend?
weekend Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with weekend
I'm planning a trip for the long weekend in May.
a person who participates in a physically demanding activity or sport only on weekends or part-time
He's a weekend warrior who plays basketball every Saturday and Sunday.
We're planning a weekend getaway to the mountains next month.
Origins of weekend
from 'week' + 'end', meaning the end of the week
Summary: weekend in Brief
A 'weekend' [week-end] is the period of time from the end of work or school on Friday until the start of work or school on Monday. It can also refer to a holiday or vacation period that usually occurs on a Saturday and Sunday. Examples include 'I'm going to the beach this weekend' and 'What are your plans for the weekend?' Phrases include 'long weekend,' 'weekend warrior,' and 'weekend getaway.'