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 Saturdayb (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 daysb : 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.
Recent Examples of week from the Web
Their opening acts vary each week, a move McGraw recently attributed to a desire to keep things fresh.
Sometimes that course of treatment is reduced to three weeks for older people.
Volunteer just one five hour shift a week in a fun retail environment.
The girls’ 192-player tournament at Plantation’s Veltri Tennis Center has been crushed by rain all week, but that hasn’t stopped 14-year-old twins Allura and Mirabella Zamarripa of Napa Valley, Calif., from marching through the singles draw.
Blue Apron is structured as a subscription service in which users get a set number of meal kit boxes per week, whereas meal kits on Amazon Fresh appear to be one-off purchases.
Have plenty of fresh water and non-perishable food items stocked, and keep at least two week's worth of prescriptions on hand.
Rising kindergarteners through fifth graders are invited to spend a week playing games, creating art and doing science experiments.
The U.S. Open of Surfing is still more than two weeks away (July 29-Aug.
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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
WEEK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of week for English Language Learners
: a period of seven days
: any period of seven days in a row
: the days from Monday through Friday when people usually work
WEEK Defined for Kids
Definition of week for Students
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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