\ 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.
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In all, five new bonus flavors will be released by Graeter’s, one every three weeks over the course of the summer. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Graeter's releases a second bonus flavor of the summer. We taste tested it," 4 June 2019 The Piazza Pod Park will be open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) starting Saturday, June 8. Grace Dickinson, https://www.inquirer.com, "The Piazza Pod Park opens in Northern Liberties on Saturday. Here’s what to expect," 4 June 2019 With Father’s Day less than two weeks away, University Park resident Rael Jackson is among south suburban dads preparing to celebrate a milestone. Francine Knowles, Daily Southtown, "Knowles: Real Men Cook marks 30-year anniversary," 4 June 2019 Every week is another step, however, towards the Giants hopefully taking a huge leap forward on the offensive side of the ball come September. Pat Leonard, courant.com, "The Giants know they’ll go nowhere without major improvements on offense," 3 June 2019 Registration is required at least one week in advance. Beacon-news Staff, Aurora Beacon-News, "Family Outdoor Fair planned at Fermilab," 3 June 2019 After a slow opening week at the French Open that had little thunder, two of the game’s most famous women—Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka—are now both gone. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "French Open Loses Two of Its Biggest Names in One Day," 1 June 2019 Art exhibitions change every six to eight weeks and the invite-only opening parties consistently see Amsterdam's most fashionable in attendance. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Amsterdam," 29 May 2019 Marcus spoke about a recent Friday night Shabbat dinner for young people, and a group that meets every other week with Naar to learn Ladino, the once-prevalent language of the Sephardim. Nina Shapiro, The Seattle Times, "Jews from around the world come to Seattle to see the U.S.’ 3rd largest Sephardic community," 29 May 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'week.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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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The first known use of week was before the 12th century

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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


\ 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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