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Meaning of weekend

week•end

Pronunciation: (wēk'end", -end'), [key]
— n.
  1. the end of a week, esp. the period of time between Friday evening and Monday morning: We spent the weekend at Virginia Beach.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
—adj.
  1. of, for, or on a weekend: a weekend pass; a weekend excursion.
—v.i.
  1. to pass the weekend, as at a place: They weekended at their country place.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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