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
For example, new hires are now eligible for raises after 22 weeks, instead of a year; and for the first four months of this year, turnover fell 2 percentage points compared with a year ago, to a cumulative 8.5 percent.
Art DiMartile this week watched the clips online of the perfect game Bunning threw on Father's Day 1964 for the Phillies.
In winter, the small, but mighty kitchen churns out around 120 quarts per week.
Last week, several parents of Franklin Elementary students contacted city officials, asking to preserve the trees.
The New York Times reported this week that Russian intelligence and political advisers discussed last summer how to exert influence over Trump through his advisers, particularly Flynn and Manafort.
On May 21, 2016, about two weeks before the start of Ramadan, Adnani made another speech.
Seth has T-cell lymphoma, a type of blood cancer that requires him to undergo chemotherapy sometimes three times a week.
That simple charm, akin to an intro from some sort of Rustbelt Garrison Keillor radio program, explains why Pawlowski's tale has gone viral over the past week or so, delighting the masses.
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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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