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- n. Alternative spelling of weekend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The end of the week, usually comprising the period from Friday evening to Monday morning, observed commonly as a period of respite from work or school; ; also, a house party during a week-end. Contrasted to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The end of the week; by extension, the period from Friday night to Monday morning. Also used attributively: as, the week-end holidays.
- To employ the week-end as a holiday season.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. spend the weekend
- n. 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
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Most hunters have the week-end off and it probably fits in to most Virginians schedule.
I'm sure week-end huntin 'in Virginia will be a part of the tradition for years to come ... it's a good thing!
Sorry about your luck .... opening week-end in our county in KY .....
I saw “Hi society” last week-end and I said “Good old times!”.
Now that this wealthy American possessed a country house, it was time to fling open the doors for a week-end party.
When a hostess sent out invitations, she was advised to definitely state the period of the visit, which is where the word “week-end” was formed, though the British disdained this Americanism for “Saturday to Monday.”
This was all quite similar to what occurred in Britain, with one exception – week-end in the country did not include the casual adultery and bedroom swapping common within the Marlborough House Set – a fact that shocked many an American who moved within European social circles.
Those who visited the Hudson were typically of old Knickerbocker stock as the early Dutch settlers built farms upon the banks of the Hudson, and here English-style week-end house parties were held.
Sometimes lasting a week, but usually held from Saturday to Monday (hence the name “Saturday-to-Monday” as the phrase “week-end” was considered a vulgar Americanism), each day was packed with activities.
So, there was a demonstration for Health Care reform in the beating heart of liberalism, San Francisco, this week-end.