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It is quite wrong for party conferences to be used as an excuse for the Commons not to sit. Conferences could be held at weekends.
John Bercow

Meaning of "weekends" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WEEKENDS

weekends  [ˌwiːkˈɛndz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WEEKENDS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Weekends is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES WEEKENDS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Workweek and weekend

The workweek and weekend are those complementary parts of the week devoted to labour and rest, respectively. The legal working week, or workweek, is the part of the seven-day week devoted to labour. In most Western countries it is Monday to Friday; the weekend is a time period including Saturday and Sunday. Some people extend the weekend to Friday nights as well. In some Christian traditions, Sunday is the "Lord's Day" and the day of rest and worship. Jewish Shabbat or Biblical Sabbath lasts from sunset on Friday to the fall of full darkness on Saturday, leading to a Friday-Saturday weekend in Israel. Muslim-majority countries usually have a Thursday-Friday or Friday-Saturday weekend. The French Revolutionary Calendar had ten-day weeks and allowed décadi, one out of the ten days, as a leisure day. The present-day concept of the weekend first arose from the Jewish Sabbath. The Christian Sabbath was just one day each week, but the preceding day came to be taken as a holiday as well in the twentieth century.

Definition of weekends in the English dictionary

The definition of weekends in the dictionary is at the weekend, esp regularly or during every weekend.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WEEKENDS


amends
əˈmɛndz
bands
bændz
bends
bɛndz
Bonds
bɒndz
bounds
baʊndz
diamonds
ˈdaɪəməndz
ends
ɛndz
funds
fʌndz
grounds
ˈɡraʊndz
hands
hændz
Highlands
ˈhaɪləndz
Hollands
ˈhɒləndz
Islands
ˈaɪləndz
lands
lændz
Netherlands
ˈnɛðələndz
sands
ˈsændz
seconds
ˈsekəndz
sounds
saʊndz
spends
spɛndz
thousands
ˈθaʊzəndz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WEEKENDS

weedy
week
weekday
weekdays
weekend
weekend bag
weekend case
weekend cottage
weekender
weekendings
weeklies
weeklong
weekly
weeknight
weel
Weelkes
weem
ween
weenie
weenier

WORDS THAT END LIKE WEEKENDS

be friends
beam-ends
burn the candle at both ends
calends
kalends
make friends
market trends
odds and ends
on her beam-ends
on one´s beam-ends
our feathered friends
Religious Society of Friends
split ends
the bends

Synonyms and antonyms of weekends in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «weekends» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WEEKENDS

Find out the translation of weekends to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of weekends from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «weekends» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

周末
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fines de semana
570 millions of speakers

English

weekends
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सप्ताहांत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عطلة نهاية الأسبوع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выходные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fins de semana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছুটির
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

week-end
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hujung minggu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wochenende
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

週末
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주말
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Akhir minggu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuối tuần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வார இறுதிகளில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आठवड्याचे शेवटचे दिवस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hafta sonları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fine settimana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

weekendy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вихідні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sfârșit de săptămână
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σαββατοκύριακα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

naweke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

helger
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

helgene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of weekends

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WEEKENDS»

The term «weekends» is very widely used and occupies the 9.742 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WEEKENDS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «weekends» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «weekends» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about weekends

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10 QUOTES WITH «WEEKENDS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word weekends.
1
Riz Ahmed
I think that with piracy and tighter funds being around, people are realising that the game to play is to try and win people's respect with bold film making and then win a special place in people's collections, rather than just having the biggest opening weekends.
2
Angela Ahrendts
I'm nearly always at home at the weekends; that's important for every working woman today, not just me. I don't encourage people to come in at the weekend and work; I encourage people to go home and create great families.
3
Carol Alt
I went along doing the one-salad-a-night routine for a year. And I remember feeling so tired and depressed and irritable. I had no personal life. I was always flying someplace - weekends, holidays, vacations. Dinners at night were no fun because I couldn't eat.
4
Neal Asher
When I started out, I didn't have any writing routine, I had a job. Writing was a hobby I indulged in over the weekends or in the evening when I wasn't too knackered, watching TV, reading a book, or up the pub. I only ever started counting words upon discovering, in John Braine's 'Writing a Novel,' that this might be a professional approach.
5
Clare Balding
Weekends are a real luxury for me because I'm usually working.
6
William Bell
When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school - but I'd take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes.
7
John Bercow
It is quite wrong for party conferences to be used as an excuse for the Commons not to sit. Conferences could be held at weekends.
8
Ernesto Bertarelli
If you have a life which is adrenaline-charged all week long because you're a powerful CEO, or you have responsibilities and you're committed to the people you look after, it's very difficult on weekends to sit around the garden. So you probably look for something which gives you the same sort of adrenaline buzz.
9
Richard Nelson Bolles
Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do.
10
William Earl Brown
My dad traveled a lot, so I only usually saw him on weekends, growing up. His favorite actors in the world were Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. If Clint or Burt had a movie out, we would go to the movies. He didn't like movies, generally, unless Clint or Burt were in them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WEEKENDS»

Discover the use of weekends in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to weekends and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe
125 European destinations, from major cities to lesser known gems. Practical recommendations for over 500 restaurants and 400 hotels. Color-coded tabs and ribbons bookmark your favorite cities in each region.
Barbara Ireland, 2012
2
Weekends with Dad
"When your parents divorce, it can feel like the world turns upside down. What do you do? Whether you live mostly at your mom's or dad's, this story can help you through the tough times."--from cover, p. [4]
Melissa Higgins, 2012
3
Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the ...
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Julie Holland thought she knew what crazy was. Then she came to Bellevue. For nine eventful years, Dr. Holland was the weekend physician in charge of the psychiatric emergency room at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital.
Julie Holland, 2009
4
Weekends Away Without Leaving Home: The Ultimate World Party ...
Enjoy the excitement of Brazil, the serenity of St. Petersburg, or the vibe of China without leaving home.
Nina Lesowitz, Lara Morris Starr, Conari Press, 2002
5
Weekends with Daisy
Currently in development with CBS Films, this is the emotional and uplifting memoir of a woman who became a volunteer trainer for Daisy, a sweet yellow Lab puppy, and her unique relationship with the inmate who is Daisy’s partner in the ...
Sharron Kahn Luttrell, 2013
6
Weekends Are Murder
The Long Wolf Detective Agency is owned and run by Jason Wolf and his partner, the beautiful Maggie French.Weekends Are Murder For The Long Wolf Detective Agency involves two beautiful women who murder-for-hire on weekends.
David G. Dillingham, 2010
7
Weekends with Legends
This guidebook details short trips out of Gauteng, including discovering the ruins of ancient African kingdoms or staying in historic homes.
Bridget Hilton-Barber, 2001
8
Alphabet Weekends
His genuine love for her. But as they tumble from A to Z, their families and friends face broken hearts and tragedies of their own. Can the Alphabet Weekends unlock love in all its many and wonderful guises?
Elizabeth Noble, 2010
9
Weekends with O'Keeffe
Visitors came from far and wide, among them Eliot Porter and even Allen Ginsberg accompanied by Peter Orlovsky. All this is revealed in Merrill's straightforward and deeply respectful notes.
C. S. Merrill, 2013
10
One Night Stands and Lost Weekends
One Night Stands and Lost Weekends is a sterling collection of short crime fiction and suspense novelettes penned between 1958 and 1962 by a budding young master and soon-to-be Grand Master—an essential slice of genre history, and more ...
Lawrence Block, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WEEKENDS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term weekends is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Starwood Launches 'Sheraton Free Weekends' Promotion
The promotion, Sheraton Free Weekends, allows Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program members to earn one free weekend night at any Sheraton ... «TravelPulse, Jul 15»
2
Study: Hospital death risk higher on weekends
Patients have a heightened risk of death when admitted to a hospital on the weekend in several developed countries, according to a recent study. The research ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
3
ArtsBeat | 'Savage Beauty' at V&A Museum to Open Continuously for …
LONDON — For the first time in its history, the Victoria and Albert Museum will stay open around the clock for the final two weekends of the exhibition “Alexander ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
MBTA late night service to end at 2 a.m. on weekends
... Sunday morning, the last subway trains will leave downtown Boston at 2 a.m. That's 30 minutes earlier than under the previous late-night weekend schedule. «WCVB Boston, Jun 15»
5
Bay Area Rapid Transit to shut down transbay service on weekends
All BART train service between San Francisco and the East Bay will be suspended during two upcoming weekends to allow for track repairs, BART officials said. «abc7news.com, Jun 15»
6
Off-road vehicle permit requirements waived on 2 weekends
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — For two weekends this summer, off-road enthusiasts in Michigan can ride on state-designated routes and trails without a license or ... «WOODTV.com, Jun 15»
7
Disney takes fresh angles with Star Wars Weekends
As we head into another round of Star Wars Weekends, doesn't it feel like the Force is gaining strength in Central Florida? The intergalactic vibe is fed by ... «Orlando Sentinel, May 15»
8
Patients hospitalized on weekends risk more falls and infections
Patients admitted to the hospital on weekends are more likely to get a preventable illness or injury during their stay than people admitted during the week, ... «Reuters, Apr 15»
9
L train riders, businesses concerned about weekend closures
And for the next five weekends, there will be plenty of fury when major parts of the L line will go out of service for repair work. Without the main lifeline between ... «amNY, Apr 15»
10
How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done
I never go into the office on weekends, but I do check e-mail at night. My weekends are an important time to unplug from the day-to-day and get a chance to think ... «Pulse, Mar 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Weekends [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/weekends>. Jan 2021 ».
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