week·​ly | \ ˈwē-klē How to pronounce weekly (audio) \

Definition of weekly

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: every week : once a week : by the week



Definition of weekly (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : occurring, appearing, or done weekly weekly meetings
2 : reckoned by the week weekly rental rates


plural weeklies

Definition of weekly (Entry 3 of 3)

: a weekly newspaper or periodical

Examples of weekly in a Sentence

Adjective I make weekly trips to the grocery store.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb According to an official press release provided by film and TV production company OBB Pictures, Bieber will use her new YouTube platform to release new videos bi-weekly on Wednesdays through the end of 2021. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 15 Mar. 2021 Last season gave Reed a chance to work with Thorne and McDonald on the scout team, going against the Spartans’ top defense weekly to prepare them for upcoming opponents. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 30 Sep. 2020 Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. Marc Stein, New York Times, 27 May 2020 Rampant abuse in Lebanese in households leads to an average of two maids dying weekly in Lebanon, according to Lebanese intelligence. Zecharias Zelalem, Quartz Africa, 21 May 2020 Kazuhiro Nogi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. Marc Stein, New York Times, 13 May 2020 Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC, via Getty Images Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. Marc Stein, New York Times, 29 Apr. 2020 Bruce remembered later, during the NAZ Elite taper for the trials, that Tuliamuk had trouble holding back during the long standing Flagstaff weekly traditional Bagel Run. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, 27 Apr. 2020 New data is coming out weekly as papers are posted online by researchers across the globe. Caroline Chen, ProPublica, 15 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective A year after it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, Clarendon Hills’ popular Dancin’ in the Street free summer concert series returns with six weekly Wednesday night performances in the village’s downtown. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, 1 June 2021 There will be a total of five weekly Vax-a-Million drawings. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 30 May 2021 The student data was released Thursday in the Minnesota Department of Health's latest weekly COVID-19 report. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, 20 May 2021 First announced on May 12, Vax-a-Million will have the first of five weekly $1 million drawings on Monday for vaccinated Ohioans ages 18 and older. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, 24 May 2021 The Drewry World Container Index (WCI) measures the bi-weekly ocean freight rate movements of 40-foot containers in seven major maritime lanes. Frank Holmes, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Within Utah, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in San Juan, Davis and Summit counties. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 11 May 2021 Daily showers are a fairly new phenomenon, said Donnachadh McCarthy, an environmentalist and writer in London who grew up taking weekly baths. Maria Cramer, New York Times, 6 May 2021 The winning numbers selected Tuesday in the bi-weekly Mega Millions lottery game were 7-8-20-36-39, with the Mega Ball number 22 and the Megaplier 3x. Fox News, 12 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Youth Commission meets bi-weekly, September through June. courant.com, 30 Apr. 2021 Speaking on condition of anonymity because she wasn't authorized to be quoted by name, the official confirmed a report by German weekly Der Spiegel that Khaled al-Saleh and his family had arrived in Germany. Frank Jordans, Star Tribune, 8 Dec. 2020 When they were first released, stick vacuums were only suitable for light cleaning in between weekly or fortnightly cleans with more powerful canister or upright vacuums, but times have changed. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 26 Sep. 2020 Local news has been hit particularly hard; alt-weeklies and small and midsize papers have been decimated. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 25 May 2020 Flights expected to return include three All Nippon Airways flights per week to Tokyo-Narita, one weekly Swiss International Air flight to Zurich and three weekly Lufthansa flights to Munich. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, 20 May 2020 Since March, thousands of people in the media industry have been laid off, furloughed, or have taken pay cuts as newspaper companies, alt-weeklies, local networks and digital outlets cut costs to make up for shrinking revenue. Kerry Flynn, CNN, 20 Apr. 2020 Further down the food chain, many smaller publishers -- particularly local alt-weeklies with a heavy focus on dining, arts and entertainment -- are making even harder decisions. David Bauder, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2020 Some alt-weeklies have laid off as many as three-quarters of their employees. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of weekly


15th century, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Weekly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weekly. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of weekly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: happening, done, or made every week
: published once every week
: of or relating to one week



English Language Learners Definition of weekly (Entry 2 of 2)

: a magazine or newspaper that is published once every week


week·​ly | \ ˈwē-klē How to pronounce weekly (audio) \

Kids Definition of weekly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : happening, done, or produced every week a weekly meeting a weekly newspaper
2 : figured by the week weekly wages In his pocket he found a nickel and a dime, all that was left of his weekly allowance …— George Selden, The Cricket in Times Square


plural weeklies

Kids Definition of weekly (Entry 2 of 2)

: a newspaper or magazine published every week


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