fortnight

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noun fort·night \ˈfȯrt-ˌnīt\

Definition of fortnight

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of fortnight

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


First Known Use: before 12th century

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FORTNIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

fortnight

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noun fort·night \ˈfȯrt-ˌnīt\

Definition of fortnight for English Language Learners

  • : a period of 14 days : two weeks


FORTNIGHT Defined for Kids

fortnight

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noun fort·night \ˈfȯrt-ˌnīt\

Definition of fortnight for Students

  1. :  two weeks



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