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Usage statistics for the noun weekend:

conversational speech72.81%task-oriented speech27.19%

Weekend is sometimes a misspelling of weekends.

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Definition of the noun weekend

What does weekend mean as a name of something?

Weekend is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: weekends

  1. 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

Alternative definition of the noun weekend


  1. 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.

Definition of the adjective weekend

What does weekend mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more weekend / most weekend

  1. Of, relating to or for the weekend.
  2. Occurring at the weekend.

Definition of the verb weekend

What does weekend mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: weekended | weekending | weekends

  1. spend the weekend
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]My family always summered at the seashore

      Weekend Verbs (with the same syntax): december, holiday, honeymoon, overnight, sojourn, summer, vacation, winter.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: pass / spend = use up a period of time in a specific way


  1. "Weekend" is a 1967 black comedy film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne, both of whom were mainstream French TV stars. Jean-Pierre Léaud, iconic comic star of numerous French New Wave films including Truffaut's Les Quatre Cent Coups and Godard's earlier Masculin, féminin, also appears in two roles. Raoul Coutard served as cinematographer.
  2. "Weekend" is a 2011 drama romance film written and directed by Andrew Haigh.
  3. "Weekend" is a 2011 action comedy film written by Leslaw Kazmierczak and directed by Cezary Pazura.
  4. "Weekend" a.k.a. "The Weekend" is a 1999 drama film written and directed by Brian Skeet.
  5. "Weekend" is a 1998 short film written and directed by Nanouk Leopold.
  6. "Weekend" is a 1962 drama film from Denmark, written by Klaus Rifbjerg and directed by Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt.
  7. "Weekend" is a short film, directed by Yong-geun Min.

Phrases with Weekend

  1. weekend warrior
  2. Long Weekend
  3. Lost Weekend
  4. Something For the Weekend

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Weekend

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Google previewThe Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis

Volume I by Ralph R. Greenson

Some respond as though the weekend is a holiday, a carnival, others as though it were an abandonment or a desertion. Ferenczi (1919C) described the ...

Google previewThe New Wave (1976)

Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette by James Monaco

Weekend is a farewell dirge. The last title, which intrudes on Corinne and Kalfon as they munch on bits of stewed English tourists, seasoned with the leftovers of Roland, announces: END OF STORY END OF CINEMA Yet the ennui with ...

Google previewCrash (2010)

Cinema and the Politics of Speed and Stasis by Karen Beckman

Weekend is a film in which hyperbolic, apocalyptic visions of disaster re- peatedly suggest the end of everything while...

Google previewStudy Skills Strategies (2003)

Outlining by Mary Mueller

The weekend is the favorite part of the week for many people. First, they relish the time to relax. Second, they delight in not having to follow a set schedule. Finally, they enjoy staying up on Friday and Saturday ...

Google previewProbabilities (2015)

The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives by Peter Olofsson

If we let A and B be the events “rain on Saturday” and “rain on Sunday” respectively, then a rainy weekend is the event “A or B,” and because p = P(A and B), we get the equation P(A...

= 1 and the rainy weekend is a fact.

Google preview99 Reasons Everyone Hates Facebook (2013)

by Emmet Purcell

Yes, the weekend is an everpresent topic of conversation and status messages on Facebook, usually beginning each...

Google previewDying In Style (2005)

Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper by Elaine Viets

Best time to buy: The monthly retail sale guides say Memorial Day weekend is a good time to look for low prices on summer bags .

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Group Activities, CD-ROM Included (2011)

by Lorraine L. Ukens

Weekend. Getaway. Goals 1. To encourage groups to share available resources. 2. To explore how one group may need to rely on other groups for necessary resources. 3. To practice creative problem solving. 4. To examine ways to increase ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities (2008)

Over 7,100 terms on Airlines, Tourism, Hospitality, Cruises, Car Rentals, GDS, Geography, Climate, Ecology, Business, Customs, and Organizations Subjects by Homero E. Martinez

The weekday rate applies when a rental does not qualify for a weekly or weekend day provision. Minimum weekday rental is one day, and maximum is four consecutive days. Weekend (Airlines): The period of the week from Friday to Sunday.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tourism (2002)

by Jafar Jafari

PEARCE, AUSTRALIA weekend The weekend forms one of the basic components ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Clinton Presidency (2002)

by Peter B. Levy

RENO, JANET attend a two-day retreat known as Renaissance Weekend. This get- together, which the Clintons began attending in the mid-1980s, brought together an assortment of VIPs, including Nobel Prize winners, justices of the ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling (2016)

by Jon Carlson, Shannon B. Dermer

The marriage encounter weekend program typically extends from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon and is facilitated by one to three couples and, when sponsored by the Catholic Church, a priest. Other organizations utilize pastors, ...

Google previewMotivation in Grammar and the Lexicon (2011)

by Klaus-Uwe Panther, Günter Radden

weekend. frame. of. mind”. Towards motivating the micro-variation in the use of one type of metonymy Mario Brdar and Rita Brdar-Szabo University of Osijek and EOtvOs Lorand University, Budapest A series of corpus-based case studies on ...

Google previewOklahoma Indian Dictionary for Kids! (1995)

by Carole Marsh

Choctaw Powwow, Canadian, September; Seminole Nation Day Powwow, Wewoka, September; Eufaula Powwow, Labor Day Weekend; Cheyenne & Arapaho Powwow, Colony, Labor Day Weekend; Cherokee National Holiday & Powwow, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Extreme Sports (2008)

by Kelly Boyer Sagert

See also Barefoot Water Skiing; Kite Surfing; Windsurfing WEEKEND WARRIORS The term ''weekend warrior'' refers to a person who does not regularly exercise during the work week, but then actively participates in vigorous physical ...

Google previewDictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1990-1994 (1996)

Books of Recognized Merit by Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins

THE WEEKEND WAS MURDER/ 357 people. Also evident are the early maturation of pioneer children and the self- sufficiency of the settlers, while the sense of forest isolation is very strong. Although it is unlikely that Weasel should not have ...

Google previewMorton's College Student Dictionary (2005)

by Carl Morton

day 3 of classes for the week and 2 days away from the weekend. weekend (aka Saturday & Sunday): what separates one week from the next. well-read: anyone with a degree in English Literature. whisper: the volume at ...

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Video language resources about Weekend

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Sign language task weekend story

Quotes about Weekend

Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him of the entire weekend. (Zenna Schaffer)
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Scrabble value of W4E1E1K5E1N1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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