weekend Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “weekend” in the English Dictionary

"weekend" in British English

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weekendnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌwiːkˈend/ /ˈwiːk.end/
A1 Saturday and ​Sunday, or ​Fridayevening until ​Sundaynight; the ​part of the ​week in which many ​peopleliving in the ​West do not go to ​work: This/Next weekend we're going to ​see some ​friends. I have a lot of ​homework to do over the weekend. He spent the weekend ​fishing with his ​brother.UK Do you have anything ​planned for the weekend? a ​trip or a ​visit at a weekend: How much would a weekend for two in New York ​cost? They own a weekend ​retreat in the ​country.at the weekend UK (US on the weekend) on ​Saturday or ​Sunday, or on both ​Saturday and ​Sunday: What did you do at the weekend? We go out ​once in a while after ​work and at the weekend.at weekends UK (US on (the) weekends) usually or often between ​Fridayevening and ​Sundaynight, or on Saturdays and Sundays: They go ​windsurfing at weekends.
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(Definition of weekend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"weekend" in American English

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weekendnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwik·end/
Saturday and ​Sunday, when many ​people do not ​work: Do you have anything ​planned for the weekend?
(Definition of weekend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"weekend" in Business English

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weekendnoun [C]

uk   /ˌwiːkˈend/  us   /ˈwiːkend/
Saturday and Sunday, or Friday evening until Sunday night: this/next/last weekend The ​contractends next weekend. The film ​produced huge ​takings on the first weekend.
a ​holiday or a visit taken at a weekend: How much would a weekend for two in Amsterdam ​cost? a weekend ​break/​trip
at the weekend UK (US on the weekend) on Saturday or Sunday, or on both Saturday and Sunday: Sales of the new games console, ​launched at the weekend, were at ​recordlevels.
at weekends UK (US on (the) weekends) between Friday evening and Sunday night, or on Saturdays and Sundays: Residential ​consumers tend to use the ​phone in the evenings and at weekends.
(Definition of weekend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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