\ ˈwēk How to pronounce week (audio) \

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web On a per capita basis, that’s 260 cases a week for every 100,000 residents. Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2022 And a game that brings the Times at least one million monthly subscribers—at $1.25 a week or $40 for a year—provides a sustainable living wage for shockingly few people. Matt Hartman, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2022 Pay also fell short of the $44,000 he had been promised: His paychecks show Zapata earned roughly $580 a week, which amounts to just over $30,000 a year. Lautaro Grinspan, ajc, 5 Aug. 2022 For many Alaskans, the activity this week marks a lamentable end to decades of unsuccessful efforts to save and renovate the building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and once a symbol of a young city’s promise. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Aug. 2022 In fact, exam week gave motivated scammers the perfect opportunity to pounce, given that students are required to turn off their phones for long stretches of time. Tatiana Siegel, Rolling Stone, 5 Aug. 2022 Stranger Things, meanwhile, racked up 4.8 billion minutes of viewing for the week, three times the amount of The Terminal List in second and the sixth best week since the advent of Nielsen’s streaming chart. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Aug. 2022 The Padres made one of the biggest trades in Major League Baseball history for Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals, and that was only part of the Padres’ blockbuster week. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Aug. 2022 La Paz has been ranked high every week since June 23 (except for July 7), Mohave since June 30 and Yuma since July 14. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/week. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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\ ˈwēk How to pronounce week (audio) \

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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