week

noun
\ 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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With her children now in school during the day, Kardashian works out six times a week using jump rope and weights with trainers Amanda Lee and Coach Joe. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Kourtney Kardashian Explains Poosh, and Her Personal Approach to Clean Beauty," 2 Apr. 2019 According to the petition's description, which Rod wrote, Gypsy calls him 3-5 times a week and has developed a great relationship with her stepmother, Kristy. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "Who Is Rod Blanchard, Father to Gypsy Rose Blanchard of Hulu's 'The Act'?," 21 Mar. 2019 The 31-year-old single mother orders out three times a week instead of shopping for groceries and cooking. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "For Food-Delivery Fans, Saving Time Is Worth the Cost," 15 Mar. 2019 As for her hair, Svay smoothes SheaMoisture 100% Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil onto her ends two to three times a week to prevent breakage. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Castor Oil Are Mostly for Your Hair and Skin," 15 Feb. 2019 This already displays things like local events that are likely to increase demand, but will now add more granular data, with predictions about hourly demand for the whole week ahead. James Vincent, The Verge, "Lyft adds driver-friendly features including default tipping option," 15 Nov. 2018 The death comes about a week after Sydney Aiello, a MSD alum and fellow survivor took her own life after suffering with survivor's guilt and post-traumatic stress disorder. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Second Survivor of the Parkland Shooting Has Died By Suicide," 25 Mar. 2019 Alexandre recommends beginning six to eight weeks before the start of spring to get the full benefits, although the treatment is helpful at any point during the season. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Definitive Guide to Surviving Allergy Season," 22 Mar. 2019 What every woman should try once in her lifetime: Backpacking alone for at least three weeks. 25. Ashley Judd, Marie Claire, "Ashley Judd on the Craziest Thing She's Done For Love," 22 Mar. 2019

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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

noun

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

week

noun
\ 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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