Definition of fortnight
: a period of 14 days : two weeks They stayed with us for a fortnight.
Examples of fortnight in a Sentence
They stayed with us for a fortnight.
Recent Examples of fortnight from the Web
This is why some lawmakers question whether the Senate will actually accomplish anything tangible during the August fortnight.
Normally, this would mean the British tabloids riding him throughout the fortnight, picking away at every loss of serve and angry self-recrimination on court.
WIMBLEDON: Williams sisters in news as fortnight begins: Bad week for Serena and Venus.
To preserve the lawns at the storied All England Club for the main fortnight of play, the qualifying rounds are relegated to the Bank of England Sports Ground in Roehampton.
For a summer fortnight, those aren’t grand numbers.
His best match victory of the fortnight was a four-set semifinal decision over Federer, his first career Grand Slam meeting against the Swiss.
Yet this time, standing in the same spot at the lectern in Downing Street less than a fortnight later, there was a significant, dramatic step change in tone.
For the last fortnight, Trump has presented himself to the world as the caricature of the ugly American: loud, boorish and ill-informed.
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Origin and Etymology of fortnight
Middle English fourtenight, alteration of fourtene night, from Old English fēowertȳne niht fourteen nights
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of fortnight for English Language Learners
: a period of 14 days : two weeks
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Definition of fortnight for Students
: two weeks
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