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 The first two episodes of Reservation Dogs Season Two are streaming now on Hulu, with additional episodes releasing weekly. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 3 Aug. 2022 The first three episodes of Harley Quinn season 3 hit HBO Max on July 28, with another episode following weekly through Sept. 15. Christian Holub, EW.com, 28 June 2022 The show will air bi-weekly, beginning today (May 26) at 3 p.m. PT. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 26 May 2022 The podcast will comprise 15 episodes released twice weekly through the end of June. Todd Spangler, Variety, 6 May 2022 The series will debut with three episodes, then release an episode weekly through April 29. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 27 Jan. 2022 As classrooms reopened in the fall, the district required all returning students and staff to take a baseline test, then to retest weekly regardless of vaccination status as a condition of in-person instruction. New York Times, 11 Jan. 2022 All items collected will go to the West Suburban Community Pantry, which serves more than 500 families weekly from Naperville, Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Westmont, Willowbrook and Romeoville. Michelle Mullins, chicagotribune.com, 9 Nov. 2021 The series will premiere with the first episode, followed by one new episode weekly through Dec. 10, 2021. Joan Macdonald, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts two free weekly walking groups. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2022 The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts two free weekly walking groups. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2022 Wednesday marked the 20th of the weekly updates to the state's data dashboard, instead of daily updates that Arizonans became accustomed to following for the latest data on infections, illnesses and deaths. Alison Steinbach, The Arizona Republic, 13 July 2022 Summertime is perhaps the busiest season: full of more planting, harvesting, weeding, farmers markets, and our weekly CSA. Natalie Mcgill, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 There are a few other perks offered to subscribers, including access to weekly Q. & A. sessions and some bonus segments. Cal Newport, The New Yorker, 15 June 2022 The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts two free weekly walking groups. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 June 2022 That’s according to Netflix’s latest weekly Top 10 lists, which the streamer publishes every Tuesday. Andy Meek, BGR, 3 June 2022 Detective Devlin believes Maher also knew exactly where Dr. Lark would be – at that weekly hospice meeting. Liz Brown, NBC News, 30 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The market brings local farmers, crafters, artists, food vendors and more, and is held on the Colchester Town Green weekly, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hartford Courant, 25 July 2022 It will be followed by one episode weekly every Friday through November 18. Carson Burton, Variety, 18 July 2022 Despite advances in technology, the amount of housework Americans do weekly has not changed significantly over the past 100 years. Divya Subramanian, The Atlantic, 2 May 2022 The Apple TV Plus animated musical series, created by Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith and Josh Gad, will debut three new episodes on March 4, followed by one episode weekly every Friday through April 8. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 21 Jan. 2022 The culture editor for an alt-weekly in Austin (who's also a Rotten Tomatoes critic) also sounded off in the same thread. Andy Meek, BGR, 7 Jan. 2022 The Problem With Jon Stewart releases bi-weekly on Apple TV+. Patrick Gomez, EW.com, 14 Oct. 2021 The pace of deliveries actually dropped to about six or seven weekly. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, 12 Oct. 2021 Bingo night at Temple Beth Orr, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and weekly through Dec. 30. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, 27 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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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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