fortnight

noun fort·night \ ˈfȯrt-ˌnīt \

Definition of fortnight

:a period of 14 days :two weeks
  • They stayed with us for a fortnight.

Examples of fortnight in a Sentence

  1. They stayed with us for a fortnight.

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Origin and Etymology of fortnight

Middle English fourtenight, alteration of fourtene night, from Old English fēowertȳne niht fourteen nights

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FORTNIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

fortnight

noun

Definition of fortnight for English Language Learners

  • : a period of 14 days : two weeks


FORTNIGHT Defined for Kids

fortnight

noun fort·night \ ˈfȯrt-ˌnīt \

Definition of fortnight for Students

:two weeks


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