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


I make weekly trips to the grocery store.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Nebraska’s protocol requires all members of the execution team to train at least weekly before an execution. Grant Schulte, The Seattle Times, "Nebraska to try risky 4-drug series in 1st lethal injection," 6 Aug. 2018 Leaders of the University of Michigan’s Roosevelt Institute, a public policy think tank, announced at the start of the term that weekly 8:00 pm meetings would actually begin on the hour. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "What Time Is It at Berkeley? Ten Minutes Past Reality," 3 Dec. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The flaming kites, which have torched wide swaths of Israeli farmland, have come amid near-weekly demonstrations led by Hamas along the volatile frontier since late March. Caron Creighton, Fox News, "UN criticizes Israeli closure of Gaza border crossing," 10 July 2018 French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said at a weekly press conference Wednesday. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "Bid to Create European Train Champion on Verge of Collapse," 17 Jan. 2019 With the New Year peeking promisingly around the corner, the time has come for one last weekly round of beauty Instagrams worthy of closing out 2018—and in holiday-ready style, no less. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Elsa Hosk, Beyoncé and More Prep to Ring in 2019!," 30 Dec. 2018 The broad index has fallen an average of 0.04 percentage point on the day following weekly declines, marking the first time since 2002 that stocks have consistently slipped after one-week pullbacks, according to Morgan Stanley . Akane Otani, WSJ, "The Market’s Latest Problem: Hesitation to Buy the Dip," 9 Dec. 2018 There are 16 missions Rocket Lab wants to do next year, and the ultimate goal is to get a bi-weekly launch cadence. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Small satellite launcher Rocket Lab is poised to send up its first batch of spacecraft for NASA," 12 Dec. 2018 Much of his work focuses on style and culture, including his frequent contributions to The Look, a weekly column in The New York Times Style section. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Black Fashion Photographers to Follow on Instagram," 7 Aug. 2018 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

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 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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