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
Because Ryan Reynolds might've just surpassed his Gosling counterpart to take the top slot once and for all after a certain act of internet kindness this week.
Pell, who last week was charged in his native Australia with criminal sex assault, asked Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of Catholic Health Association in the U.S., to investigate.
More than 100 deals only available to voice shoppers were made available starting Wednesday — nearly a week before Prime Day, Amazon said.
A toxicology report, which could take several weeks, is pending.
In the space of a week last month, three mukhtars, or neighbourhood elders, were killed.
In November and December, Tuks Tuks transported people for the city's inaugural Christkindlmarket and generated enough rides beyond that to justify adding a third vehicle in January and a fourth about two weeks ago.
The fact the holiday fell in the middle of the week and not on a weekend may have played a factor, too.
Davidson was one week away from her due date and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment and to deliver her baby to avoid further complications.
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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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