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weekend

noun [C] uk   /ˌwiːkˈend/ /ˈwiːk.end/ us  
A1 Saturday and Sunday, or Friday evening until Sunday night; the part of the week in which many people living in the West do not go to work: Do you have anything planned for the weekend? This/Next weekend we're going to see some friends. a trip or a visit taken at a weekend: How much would a weekend for two in Amsterdam 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) between Friday evening and Sunday night, or on Saturdays and Sundays: They usually go windsurfing at weekends.
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