What does weekend mean?

Definitions for weekend
ˈwikˌɛnd, -ˈɛndweek·end

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weekendverb

    a time period usually extending from Friday night through Sunday; more loosely defined as any period of successive days including one and only one Sunday

  2. weekendverb

    spend the weekend

Wiktionary

  1. weekendnoun

    The break in the working week, usually two days including the traditional holy or sabbath day. Thus in western countries, Saturday and Sunday. Occasionally abbreviated to w/e.

  2. weekendverb

    To spend the weekend.

    We'll weekend at the beach.

  3. weekendadjective

    Of, relating to or for the weekend.

    I'm wearing my weekend shoes

  4. weekendadjective

    Occurring at the weekend.

    a weekend break

Wikipedia

  1. weekend

    The weekdays and weekend are the complementary parts of the week devoted to labour and rest, respectively. The legal weekdays (British English), or workweek (American English), is the part of the seven-day week devoted to working. In most of the world, the workweek is from Monday to Friday and the weekend is Saturday and Sunday. A weekday or workday is any day of the working week. Other institutions often follow this pattern, such as places of education. The constituted weekend has varying definitions, based on determined calendar days, designated period of time, and/or regional definition of the working week (e.g., commencing after 5:00 p.m. on Friday and lasting until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday). Sometimes the term "weekend" is expanded to include the time after work hours on the last workday of the week (e.g., Friday evening is often referred to as the start of the weekend). In some Christian traditions, Sunday is the "day of rest and worship". The Jewish Shabbat or Biblical Sabbath lasts from sunset on Friday to the fall of full darkness on Saturday; as a result, the weekend in Israel is observed on Friday–Saturday. Some Muslim-majority countries historically instituted a Thursday–Friday weekend. Today, many of these countries, in the interests of furthering business trade and cooperation, have shifted to Friday–Saturday or Saturday–Sunday as in the case of Saudi Arabia and UAE.The Christian Sabbath is just one day each week, but the preceding day (the Jewish Sabbath) came to be taken as a holiday as well in the 20th century. This shift has been accompanied by a reduction in the total number of hours worked per week. The present-day concept of the "weekend" first arose in the industrial north of Britain in the early 19th century. The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union was the first to successfully demand a five-day work week in 1929. Some countries have adopted a one-day weekend, i.e. either Sunday only (in seven countries), Friday only (in Djibouti, Iran and Somalia), or Saturday only (in Nepal). However, most countries have adopted a two-day weekend, whose days differ according to religious tradition, i.e. either Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday, or Friday and Sunday (in Brunei Darussalam, Aceh province (Indonesia) and state of Sarawak (Malaysia)), with the previous evening post-work often considered part of the weekend. Proposals continue to be put forward to reduce the number of days or hours worked per week, on the basis of predicted social and economic benefits.

ChatGPT

  1. weekend

    A weekend is a period of time that typically extends from Friday evening through Sunday evening, which is traditionally a time of rest or leisure and a break from school, work, or any other formal obligations. It's commonly recognized in many cultures as the two days (Saturday and Sunday) that conclude the standard working or school week.

Editors Contribution

  1. weekend

    A specific time and days of the week.

    The weekend in Europe is Saturday and Sunday, in Saudi Arabia its Friday and Saturday.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weekend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1847

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weekend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #872

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weekend' in Nouns Frequency: #641

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weekend in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weekend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of weekend in a Sentence

  1. Peter Depuy:

    They just loved to do activities with them outdoors, even just fun simple things, like weekend and day trips.

  2. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    We have a weekend behind us that was moving, at times breathtaking.

  3. Darrel Johnson:

    It's going to get worse, it's going to be a tough weekend, but I really want it to be quiet and peaceful.

  4. Maren Morris:

    A few months earlier and a continent away the same was true in Manchester, England. The painful truth is that this year in just those two events, 81 music lovers, just like us, went out to a night of music and never came home, so, tonight, to honor those we lost, Eric, Brothers Osbourne and I, who all performed in Las Vegas that tragic weekend, want to come together and honor the memory of those music-loving souls so cruelly taken from us.

  5. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe:

    What's more important to me -- letters are letters. Go back and what I kept stressing this weekend is talk to your members of Congress.

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