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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [week-end, -end]
    • /ˈwikˌɛnd, -ˈɛnd/
    • /ˌwiːkˈend/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [week-end, -end]
    • /ˈwikˌɛnd, -ˈɛnd/

Definitions of weekend word

  • noun weekend the end of a week, especially the period of time between Friday evening and Monday morning: We spent the weekend at Virginia Beach. 1
  • noun weekend 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. 1
  • noun weekend 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. 1
  • adjective weekend of, for, or on a weekend: a weekend pass; a weekend excursion. 1
  • verb without object weekend to pass the weekend, as at a place: They weekended at their country place. 1
  • noun weekend Spend a weekend somewhere. 1

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Origin of weekend

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; week + end1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Weekend


weekend popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

weekend usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weekend

verb weekend

  • stay — (of a ship) to change to the other tack.
  • vacation — a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: Schoolchildren are on vacation now.
  • take a break — have a rest
  • visit — to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time for reasons of sociability, politeness, business, curiosity, etc.: to visit a friend; to visit clients; to visit Paris.
  • holidayBillie ("Lady Day") 1915–59, U.S. jazz singer.

adjective weekend

  • part-time — employed to work, used, expected to function, etc., less than the usual or full time: a part-time clerk.

noun weekend

  • excursion — A short journey or trip, esp. one engaged in as a leisure activity.
  • expedition — A journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, scientific research, or war.
  • picnic — PEBCAK
  • airing — exposure to air or warmth, as for drying or ventilation
  • roundabout — circuitous or indirect, as a road, journey, method, statement or person.

Antonyms for weekend

verb weekend

  • discourage — to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit.
  • dissuade — to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often followed by from): She dissuaded him from leaving home.
  • halt — to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.; be hesitant; stumble.
  • remain — to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified: to remain at peace.
  • stay — (of a ship) to change to the other tack.

noun weekend

  • stagnation — the state or condition of stagnating, or having stopped, as by ceasing to run or flow: Meteorologists forecast ozone and air stagnation.
  • correction — Corrections are marks or comments made on a piece of work, especially school work, which indicate where there are mistakes and what are the right answers.
  • fix — to repair; mend.
  • go — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.

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