weekend

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌwiːkˈɛnd/, /ˈwiːkɛnd/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈwikˌɛnd, -ˈɛnd/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(wēkend′, -end)



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weekend
‘weekend’
A weekend consists of a Saturday and the Sunday that comes after it. Sometimes Friday evening is also considered to be part of the weekend. The weekend is the time when most people in Europe, North America, and Australia do not go to work or school.
I spent the weekend at home.
Did you have a good weekend?
regular events
British English speakers say that something takes place at weekends.
The beach gets very crowded at weekends.
American speakers usually say that something takes place weekends or on weekends.
He often studies evenings and weekends.
On weekends I usually sleep late.
single events
You can say that an event takes place during a particular weekend.
Will you be visiting relatives during the holiday weekend?
On a weekday, the weekend or this weekend can refer either to the previous weekend or the following weekend. You can use at, during, or over in front of the weekend. Don't use any preposition in front of this weekend.
Her new film came out at the weekend.
I'll call you over the weekend.
My birthday was this weekend.
We might be able to go skiing this weekend.
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