week


week
week
W1S1 [wi:k] n
[: Old English; Origin: wicu]
1.) a period of seven days and nights, usually measured in Britain from Monday to Sunday and in the US from Sunday to Saturday
once/twice/three times etc a week
Letters were delivered twice a week only.
I can't see you this week .
last/next week
(=the week before or after this one)
See you next week.
2.) any period of seven days and nights
for a week/two weeks etc
I've been living here for six weeks.
in a week/two weeks etc
(=one, two etc weeks from now)
If he hasn't phoned in a week, I'll phone him.
It will cost you an estimated £10 per week to feed one dog.
The training program lasts three weeks.
3.) the part of the week when you go to work, usually from Monday to Friday
= ↑working week
a 35-hour week
during the week
I don't see her during the week.
4.) Monday week/Tuesday week etc
BrE a week after the day that is mentioned
We're off to Spain Sunday week.
5.) a week on Monday etc
BrE a week from Monday etc AmE
a week after the day that is mentioned
The Reids are coming for dinner a week from Sunday.
Keith's coming home two weeks on Saturday (=two weeks after next Saturday) .
6.) week after week also week in week out
continuously for many weeks
I just seem to do the same things week in week out.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • week — [wēk] n. [ME weke < OE wicu with lengthened & lowered vowel, akin to Ger woche (OHG wohha) < IE * weig , to bend (see WEAK): basic sense “period of change”] 1. a period of seven days, esp. one beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday… …   English World dictionary

  • week — /week/, n. 1. a period of seven successive days, usually understood as beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday. 2. a period of seven successive days that begins with or includes an indicated day: the week of June 3; Christmas week. 3.… …   Universalium

  • week|ly — «WEEK lee», adjective, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a week; for a week; lasting a week. 2. done, happening, or appearing once a week or each week: »She writes a weekly letter to her grandmother. 3. of or having to do with the working… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Week — Week, n. [OE. weke, wike, woke, wuke AS. weocu, wicu, wucu; akin to OS. wika, OFries. wike, D. week, G. woche, OHG. wohha, wehha, Icel. vika, Sw. vecka, Dan. uge, Goth. wik?, probably originally meaning, a succession or change, and akin to G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • week — O.E. wice, from P.Gmc. *wikon (Cf. O.N. vika, O.Fris. wike, M.Du. weke, O.H.G. wecha, Ger. woche), probably originally with the sense of a turning or succession (Cf. Goth. wikon in the course of, O.N. vika sea mile, originally change of oar …   Etymology dictionary

  • week in — week in, week out Continuously without a break • • • Main Entry: ↑week …   Useful english dictionary

  • week — ► NOUN 1) a period of seven days. 2) the period of seven days generally reckoned from and to midnight on Saturday night. 3) chiefly Brit. (preceded by a specified day) a week after (that day). 4) the five days from Monday to Friday, or the time… …   English terms dictionary

  • Week — For more details on each day of the week, see Weekday names. For the TV station in the Peoria Bloomington, Illinois market, see WEEK TV. Weeks redirects here. For other uses, see Weeks (disambiguation). A week is a time unit equal to seven days.… …   Wikipedia

  • week — n. 1) to spend a week (somewhere) 2) last; next; this week 3) a week from (Tuesday) 4) by the week (she is paid by the week) 5) during the week 6) for a week (they came here for a week) 7) for weeks (she hasn t been here for weeks; AE also has:… …   Combinatory dictionary


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