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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [week-endz]
    • /ˈwikˌɛndz/
    • /ˌwiːkˈend/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [week-endz]
    • /ˈwikˌɛndz/

Definitions of weekends word

  • adverb weekends every weekend; on or during weekends: We go fishing weekends. 1
  • noun weekends 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 weekends 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 weekends 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 weekends of, for, or on a weekend: a weekend pass; a weekend excursion. 1
  • verb without object weekends to pass the weekend, as at a place: They weekended at their country place. 1

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Origin of weekends

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; weekend + -s1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Weekends


weekends popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% 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".

weekends usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weekends

verb weekends

  • stays — (of a ship) to change to the other tack.
  • holidays — Plural form of holiday.
  • carries — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of carry.
  • crosses — Plural form of cross.
  • cruises — Plural form of cruise.

noun weekends

Antonyms for weekends

verb weekends

  • halts — Plural form of halt.
  • stays — (of a ship) to change to the other tack.
  • stops — to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running.

noun weekends

  • corrections — Plural form of correction.
  • fixes — Plural form of fix.
  • go — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.

Top questions with weekends

  • how many weekends in a year?
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  • how many days in a year without weekends?
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