week

noun
\ ˈwēk \

Definition of week

1a : any of a series of 7-day cycles used in various calendars especially : a 7-day cycle beginning on Sunday and ending on Saturday
b(1) : a week beginning with a specified day or containing a specified holiday the week of the 18th
(2) : a week appointed for public recognition of some cause
2a : any seven consecutive days
b : a series of regular working, business, or school days during each 7-day period
3 British : a time seven days before or after a specified day last Sunday week

Examples of week in a Sentence

the last week of the month I can meet you sometime next week. The menu changes each week. You can never be sure what will happen from one week to the next. The menu changes from week to week. The baby is two weeks old. [a two-week . I'll be on vacation for two weeks starting this Tuesday. That car rents for $200 a week. I arrived a week ago. It took him two weeks to paint the house.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Nearly another whole week was spent hiking in the Himalayas in India, per Chatto's final post. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Margaret's Grandson Sam Chatto Completed His Yoga Teacher Training in India," 8 Jan. 2019 Deborah, now 96 and living in San Diego, still does Pilates four times a week. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Door Is the World's Most Iconic Spa," 21 Dec. 2018 And no need to exfoliate daily — a few times a week is just fine. 3. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, "6 Reasons Why Your Skin Is Blotchy — And How to Fix It," 13 Dec. 2018 Brain training exercises for 30 minutes, three times a week. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, "A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle," 16 Nov. 2018 And Diamond riders are high-frequency users: Uber X eight times a week, Uber Eats once a week, and Uber Black to and from the airport once a month. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Uber rolls out its own airlines-style rewards program," 14 Nov. 2018 In addition to using for 20 minutes, three times a week, Sobel also says standard protocol calls for additional in-office light treatments. 3. Marci Robin, Allure, "The Best Non-Steroid Topical Treatments for Psoriasis, According to Dermatologists," 10 Sep. 2018 The Rockettes rehearse six hours a day, six days a week, and can perform up to four shows in a day. Kate Bennis, Good Housekeeping, "How This Rockette and Mother of Four Gets It Done," 20 Dec. 2018 The building's been turned into a museum that guests can visit year-round, seven days a week, with the exception of major holidays. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Spend A Night At The 'Christmas Story' House To Get Into The Holiday Spirit," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of week

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for week

Middle English weke, from Old English wicu, wucu; akin to Old High German wehha week and perhaps to Latin vicis change, alternation, Old High German wehsal exchange

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week

noun

English Language Learners Definition of week

: a period of seven days

: any period of seven days in a row

: the days from Monday through Friday when people usually work

week

noun
\ ˈwēk \

Kids Definition of week

1 : seven days in a row especially beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday
2 : the working or school days that come between Sunday and Saturday

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