Definition of weekend in English:

weekend

noun

  • Saturday and Sunday, especially regarded as a time for leisure.

    ‘she spent the weekend camping’
    ‘I went to see the film at the weekend’
    ‘nobody wants to work on the weekend’
    as modifier ‘a weekend break’
    • ‘I spent many weekends there in my early twenties, vising a boyfriend and a friend from school.’
    • ‘They do not have to spend most of the weekday evenings and a day at the weekend marking homework.’
    • ‘The page is laid out to give weekdays twice as much space as the weekend days.’
    • ‘I might apply to stay open later at weekends and all day Sunday in the summer but certainly not 24 hours a day.’
    • ‘We will be having exams on Saturday and Sunday as well, so I hope your weekends are better than mine.’
    • ‘My friend Jeremy is flying in from Edmonton to host a large weekend bash at his camp.’
    • ‘Malmesbury Town Council has voted to bring back a weekend market on a trial basis.’
    • ‘His car also has turned out to be a helpful transportation tool for leisure activities on weekends and vacations.’
    • ‘Just a couple of hours from the UK, it's ideal for a weekend break or something longer.’
    • ‘My weekend routine normally involves singing two services at church every Sunday.’
    • ‘The figures are not released to the public but were leaked to a Sunday newspaper at the weekend.’
    • ‘I spent many weekends at his house getting up to all sorts of mischief.’
    • ‘The first race of the weekend will be on Saturday although a time has yet to be finalized.’
    • ‘The service starts again on Saturday at weekends only until the school summer holidays, when it will increase to a daily basis.’
    • ‘The men were on their way to Amsterdam for a weekend break.’
    • ‘Finn springs a surprise wedding on Allie while away on a weekend's break in Naples.’
    • ‘The Library is open on Church Holidays and closes Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.’
    • ‘The weekend before school broke up, Emily threw a farewell party for Liz and Steven.’

verb

informal
  • no object, with adverbial Spend a weekend somewhere.

    ‘he was weekending in the country’
    • ‘My uncle had a change of heart about weekending with the chairman of the board.’
    • ‘Few of us who have holidayed in Provence or weekended in Paris could dispute the fact that the French tend to aim for quality over quantity.’
    • ‘Vast numbers of Britons have holidayed and weekended there in recent years.’
    • ‘When she fails to show, he tracks her all the way to a ski lodge where she's, of course, weekending with a concerned medic.’
    • ‘Having lived alone for years - working in London and weekending at her house in the West Country - she has, she admits, become quite selfish.’
    • ‘If you're weekending by car, it won't take up much room in the trunk.’
    • ‘I might find some time to post during the weekend, but mostly I'll be weekending.’
    • ‘Dinner is taken in the homely dining-room, which on our visit had a reassuring mix of regulars and weekending urbanites.’

Phrases

  • something for the weekend

    • humorous Used to refer to a condom or condoms.

      ‘something for the weekend, sir?’
      • ‘But what the heck, it was meant to add to your pulling power: if you were in luck the same barber might also offer you "something for the weekend".’
      • ‘Whatever happened to a nice sensible short back 'n sides, (heavy on the brylcreem, something for the weekend, cough cough)?’
      • ‘While you might not be offered something for the weekend these days, there are a few reminders of the past, including old-style barber chairs.’
      • ‘Correct dispensing technique of "something for the weekend" in order to cause maximum embarrassment to the customer.’
      • ‘He's taken to asking me if I have anything planned for the weekend and I can't work out if this is a genuine enquiry or is a variant of ' something for the weekend, sir? '’
      • ‘It's like the days when men asked their barber for something for the weekend - no angler wants to be seen buying it.’
      • ‘Gone are the days when the gents' barber quietly asked if you wanted something for the weekend.’

Pronunciation

weekend

/ˈwiːkɛnd//wiːkˈɛnd/