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Any of the days of the week exclusive of Sunday and Saturday.

week′days′ adv.
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(Astronomy) any day of the week other than Sunday and, often, Saturday
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1. any day of the week except Sunday or, often, Saturday and Sunday.
2. of, on, or for a weekday: weekday occupations.
[before 900; Middle English]
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A weekday is any of the days of the week except Saturday or Sunday. Weekdays are the days that most people in Europe, North America, and Australia go to work or school.

She spent every weekday at meetings.
You don't need to reserve a table if you come on a weekday.

You can say that something happens on weekdays.

I visited them on weekdays for lunch.
We have to get up early on weekdays.

American speakers sometimes omit the 'on'.

Weekdays after six, I'd go fetch him for dinner.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weekday - any day except Sunday (and sometimes except Saturday)weekday - any day except Sunday (and sometimes except Saturday)
work day, workday, working day - a day on which work is done
day of the week - any one of the seven days in a week
feria - a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated; "in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so `secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary weekday"
Mon, Monday - the second day of the week; the first working day
Tues, Tuesday - the third day of the week; the second working day
Midweek, Wed, Wednesday - the fourth day of the week; the third working day
Th, Thursday - the fifth day of the week; the fourth working day
Fri, Friday - the sixth day of the week; the fifth working day
Sabbatum, Sat, Saturday - the seventh and last day of the week; observed as the Sabbath by Jews and some Christians
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أحَد أيّام الأسْبوع ما عَدا يَوْم الأحَديَوْمٌ في الُأسْبُوع
všední den
dan u tjednu
virkur dagur
hafta içiiş günü
ngày trong tuần


[ˈwiːkdeɪ] Ndía m laborable
on a weekday; on weekdaysentre semana
I go every weekday morningentre semana voy todas las mañanas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈwiːkdeɪ] njour m de semaine
on weekdays, weekdays → en semaine
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈwiːkˌdeɪ] ngiorno feriale (Comm) → giornata lavorativa
on weekdays → durante la settimana, nei giorni feriali
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(wiːk) noun
1. any sequence of seven days, especially from Sunday to Saturday. It's three weeks since I saw her.
2. the five days from Monday to Friday inclusive. He can't go during the week, but he'll go on Saturday or Sunday.
3. the amount of time spent working during a period of seven days. He works a forty-eight-hour week.
ˈweekly adjective
happening, published etc once a week. a weekly magazine.
once a week. The newspaper is published weekly.
nounplural ˈweeklies
a publication coming out once a week. Is this newspaper a weekly or a daily?
ˈweekday noun
any day except a Saturday or Sunday. Our office is open only on weekdays; (also adjective) weekday flights.
ˌweekˈend noun
the period from the end of one working week until the beginning of the next (ie Saturday and Sunday, or Friday evening to Sunday evening). We spent a weekend in Paris; (also adjective) a weekend trip.
a week last Friday etc
the Friday etc before last. She died a week last Tuesday.
a week today/tomorrow, a week (on/next) Friday etc
a week from today, tomorrow, Friday etc. I'm going away a week tomorrow; Could we meet a week (on/next) Monday ?
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


يَوْمٌ في الُأسْبُوع všední den ugedag Wochentag εργάσιμη ημέρα día laborable arkipäivä jour de semaine dan u tjednu giorno feriale 平日 평일 weekdag ukedag dzień powszedni dia da semana рабочий день veckodag วันธรรมดาตั้งแต่วันจันทร์ถึงวันศุกร์ hafta içi ngày trong tuần 周日
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References in classic literature ?
"Dear heart!" said Silas, "why, there's people coming out o' the Yard as if they'd been to chapel at this time o' day--a weekday noon!"
The old gentleman, her father, I have heard, used to atone for his weekday sins with his Sunday devotions.
On a weekday the folk were dingily and curiously hung about with dirty rags of housecloth and scarlet flannel, sacking, curtain serge, and patches of old carpet, and went either bare-footed or on rude wooden sandals.
He taught this doctrine on Sundays, and on weekdays he was an amiable and kindly old man, distinguished by his quaint disposition to wash his hands, and if possible his face, daily, and with a wonderful genius for cutting up pigs.
His coat and breeches were the best he had, and he would not have been wearing them on this weekday occasion if he had not been to market and returned later than usual, having given himself the rare treat of dining at the public table of the Blue Bull.
As the greater number of visitors at the hotel were English, there was almost as much difference between Sunday and Wednesday as there is in England, and Sunday appeared here as there, the mute black ghost or penitent spirit of the busy weekday. The English could not pale the sunshine, but they could in some miraculous way slow down the hours, dull the incidents, lengthen the meals, and make even the servants and page-boys wear a look of boredom and propriety.
The street was small and what is called quiet, but it drove a thriving trade on the weekdays. The inhabitants were all doing well, it seemed and all emulously hoping to do better still, and laying out the surplus of their grains in coquetry; so that the shop fronts stood along that thoroughfare with an air of invitation, like rows of smiling saleswomen.
Half the year it would be dark as night when he went in to work, and dark as night again when he came out, and so he would never know what the sun looked like on weekdays. And for this, at the end of the week, he would carry home three dollars to his family, being his pay at the rate of five cents per hour--just about his proper share of the total earnings of the million and three-quarters of children who are now engaged in earning their livings in the United States.
At Pavlofsk, on weekdays, the public is more select than it is on Sundays and Saturdays, when the townsfolk come down to walk about and enjoy the park.
"Of course it's a little too exciting to be proper reading for Sunday, and I only read it on weekdays. And I never read ANY book now unless either Miss Stacy or Mrs.
On that day, for "business" prevented him on weekdays from taking such a pleasure, it was old Sedley's delight to take out his little grandson Georgy to the neighbouring parks or Kensington Gardens, to see the soldiers or to feed the ducks.
Before the Port Authority restored PATH service to the World Trade Center site on November 23, 2003, the bistate agency expected the temporary station to initially average 18,000 weekday riders; to range between 20,000 and 30,000 weekday riders within the first year; and to average 24,000 weekday commuters after a year of service.