week·​ly | \ˈwē-klē \

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


I make weekly trips to the grocery store.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Besides that, Emilio Estefan’s Palm Court Performance Series (weekly live musical performances) is returning for a second season. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "An Insider’s Guide to the Miami Design District," 17 July 2018 The Pearl Harbor attack occurred in the fifth month of a six-month commercial television test, and war exigencies have cut television broadcasting from 15 hours weekly to four. Johnny Miller, SFChronicle.com, "5 years, $26 million for QB Young," 12 July 2018 Sauna bathing is ingrained in the Finnish culture, and most people do it at least weekly, according to the researchers on the new study. Amy Norton, chicagotribune.com, "Time in a sauna linked to lower stroke risk," 9 May 2018 Her project, completed last summer while a Cadette, included leading a six-week, twice-weekly healthy eating and lifestyle workshop for children living in a low-income housing community in Poway. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Girl Scout honored by president for volunteerism," 18 Apr. 2018 LOT Polish Airlines, the national carrier, operates one non-stop weekly from Chicago (aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner) to Krakow. Dale Hrabi, WSJ, "An Absurdly Inexpensive European Holiday: The Luxury of Krakow," 29 Mar. 2018 The Alliance of American Football also released a promotional video on Tuesday: CBS will televise the inaugural game and the championship game in 2019, with one game available weekly on CBS Sports Network. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "Alliance of American Football plans to kick off in February," 20 Mar. 2018 The eventual national champs, Ohio State, were 16th in the first weekly ranking last autumn. John Walters, Newsweek, "The College Football Playoff Rankings Are Out—And Most Fans Will Be Pissed," 3 Nov. 2015 ArtsWave Days, weekly through April 21, Greater Cincinnati. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this weekend: Feb. 2-4," 30 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Denver to Paris will increase to three weekly flights (up from two). Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Norwegian Air's New Flights Make It Easier (and Cheaper) to Get to Europe This Summer," 28 Nov. 2018 That setback came at the same time the two GOP leaders were bonding in twice weekly phone calls, a person familiar with Mr. McConnell’s schedule said. Michael C. Bender, WSJ, "McConnell and Trump Forge a Bond Over Winning," 7 Nov. 2018 After meeting for a day and a half at a hotel outside Dallas, the 13-member selection committee released the first of its five weekly top 25s before the four-team field is set for the semifinals on Dec. 2. Ralph D. Russo, The Seattle Times, "Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame top 1st CFP rankings," 31 Oct. 2018 So where are the other 17 weekly snacks being consumed? Zoya Gervis, Fox News, "Majority of Americans no longer eat 3 meals a day, study finds," 27 Sep. 2018 If one’s references checked out, a letter, and more recently an e-mail, would be sent with an invitation to purchase a daily, multi-day or weekly badge. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "How to Get into the Royal Enclosure at Ascot," 18 June 2018 American will offer one weekly flight to Bonaire, which is a new stop for MIA travelers, on Saturdays. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "You can't fly Miami to Iceland nonstop anymore. But you can go to these new places," 31 May 2018 At one point, Allegiant flew four round-trip flights per week between Orlando and Owensboro, as well as the twice-weekly Las Vegas flight. George Spohr, USA TODAY, "Allegiant grows like crazy in small cities, but will they last?," 19 May 2018 Today, the Viola Alley Connector continues to inspire new thinking around community programming and engagement, from bi-weekly fresh food fests to dynamic events at civic spaces around Parkside. Jamie Gauthier, Philly.com, "How you can help Philly reimagine our civic spaces | Opinion," 14 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Every sixth case involved rape and at least 1,670 clergy were involved, both weeklies reported. Kirsten Grieshaber, Fox News, "Report: 3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church," 12 Sep. 2018 The original ownership group sold the Reader in 2007 to Creative Loafing, a small chain of alternative weeklies based in Atlanta. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Sun-Times sells Chicago Reader to Chicago Crusader publisher," 15 June 2018 Community dailies and weeklies, by contrast, account for 60% of all the papers sold. The Economist, "Small-town American newspapers are surprisingly resilient," 21 June 2018 Return of the Old-School Ad Personals have a history in the back pages of newspapers and alt-weeklies that goes back decades. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "Could a Text-Based Dating App Change Selfie-Swiping Culture?," 10 July 2018 Capital Gazette also runs two weeklies — the Bowie Blade-News and Crofton-West County Gazette — out of the Annapolis office. Richard Winton, latimes.com, "Suspect in Maryland mass shooting had long-standing grievance with the newspaper that was attacked," 29 June 2018 Tribune Publishing bought the San Diego Union-Tribune and nine community weeklies for $85 million in 2015. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Tronc completes LA Times sale, may change corporate name," 18 June 2018 Just 20% of weeklies and 11% of dailies disappeared in counties with fewer than 30,000 people, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC). The Economist, "Small-town American newspapers are surprisingly resilient," 21 June 2018 Tribune Publishing bought the San Diego Union-Tribune and nine community weeklies for $85 million in 2015, boosting its Southern California holdings. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Tronc set to complete $500 million LA Times sale to biotech billionaire Monday," 16 June 2018

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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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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 \

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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