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week

a period of seven days: It has been a week since I saw him.
Not to be confused with:
weak – not strong; feeble; lacking firmness or force of will: The illness had made her weak.
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week

 (wēk)
n.
1.
a. A period of seven days: a week of rain.
b. A seven-day calendar period, especially one starting with Sunday and continuing through Saturday: this week.
2.
a. A week designated by an event or holiday occurring within it: commencement week.
b. A week dedicated to a particular cause or institution: Home Safety Week.
3. The part of a calendar week devoted to work, school, or business: working a three-day week.
4.
a. One week from a specified day: I'll see you Friday week.
b. One week ago from a specified day: It was Friday week that we last met.

[Middle English weke, from Old English wicu; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

week

(wiːk)
n
1. a period of seven consecutive days, esp one beginning with Sunday.
2. a period of seven consecutive days beginning from or including a specified day: Easter week; a week from Wednesday.
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the period of time within a week devoted to work
4. a week devoted to the celebration of a cause
adv
chiefly Brit seven days before or after a specified day: I'll visit you Wednesday week.
[Old English wice, wicu, wucu; related to Old Norse vika, Gothic wikō order]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

week

(wik)

n.
1. a period of seven successive days, usu. 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.
3. (often cap.) a period of seven successive days devoted to celebrating or honoring something: National Book Week.
4. the working portion of the seven-day period; workweek: a 35-hour week.
adv.
5. seven days before or after a specified day: I shall come Tuesday week.
[before 900; Middle English weke, Old English wice, c. Old Saxon crūcewika Holy Week, Old High German wehha, Old Norse vika week, Gothic wikō turn]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

week

A week is a period of seven days. A week is usually regarded as beginning on a Monday, or sometimes on a Sunday.

She will be back next week.
It will take several weeks to repair the damage.

If something happens in the week or during the week, it happens on weekdays, which are the days when people usually go to work or school, rather than at the weekend.

In the week, we get up at seven.
I never have time to cook during the week.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.week - any period of seven consecutive daysweek - any period of seven consecutive days; "it rained for a week"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
calendar day, civil day - a day reckoned from midnight to midnight
day of the week - any one of the seven days in a week
week from Monday - a time period of a week or more; "a week from Monday will be too soon!"
weekend - a time period usually extending from Friday night through Sunday; more loosely defined as any period of successive days including one and only one Sunday
rag week, rag - a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
Holy Week, Passion Week - the week before Easter
shibah, shiva, shivah - (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative; "the family is sitting shiva"
2.week - hours or days of work in a calendar weekweek - hours or days of work in a calendar week; "they worked a 40-hour week"
work time - a time period when you are required to work
calendar week, week - a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday
3.week - a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sundayweek - a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
workweek, week - hours or days of work in a calendar week; "they worked a 40-hour week"
midweek - the middle of a week
calendar month, month - one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year; "he paid the bill last month"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

week

noun
Related words
adjective hebdomadal, hebdomadary
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
أُسْبُوعأسْبوعأيّام الأسْبوعفَتْرَة الأسْبوع
седмица
týden
ugearbejdsuge
semajno
nädal
viikko
semainehuit jours
tjedan
hét
minggu
vikavinnuvikavirkir dagar
hebdomasseptimana
savaitėsavaitę priešsavaitgalissavaitinissavaitraštis
darba nedēļadarbdienasnedēļa
săptămână
týždeň
teden
vecka
wiki
หนึ่งสัปดาห์
haftahafta içi/arası
tuần

week

[wiːk] Nsemana f
allow four weeks for deliveryla entrega se realiza dentro de cuatro semanas
twice a weekdos veces a la semana
this day week; a week todayde hoy en ocho días, dentro de ocho días
tomorrow weekde mañana en ocho días
Tuesday week; a week on Tuesdaydel martes en ocho días, este martes no, el otro
in a week or sodentro de una semana
in the middle of the weeka mitad de semana
I don't have time during the weekentre semana no tengo tiempo
it changes from week to weekesto cambia cada semana
week in, week outsemana tras semana
I haven't seen her for or in weekshace tiempo que no la veo
to knock sb into the middle of next weekdar a algn un golpe que le pone en órbita
see also working A2
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

week

[ˈwiːk] nsemaine f
once a week → une fois par semaine
last week → la semaine dernière
every week → toutes les semaines
next week → la semaine prochaine
in a week's time → dans une semaine
in two weeks' time → dans quinze jours
Tuesday week, a week on Tuesday → mardi en huit
in the week, during the week → pendant la semaine
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

week

nWoche f; it’ll be ready in a weekin einer Woche or in acht Tagen ist es fertig; my husband works away during the weekmein Mann arbeitet die Woche über auswärts; week in, week outWoche für Woche; twice/£15 a weekzweimal/£ 15 in der Woche or pro Woche or die Woche (inf); a week today, today or this day week (Brit dial) → heute in einer Woche or in acht Tagen; a week tomorrow/on Tuesday, tomorrow/Tuesday week (esp Brit) → morgen/Dienstag in einer Woche or in acht Tagen; a week (ago) last Mondayletzten Montag vor einer Woche; for weekswochenlang; a week’s/a two-week holiday (Brit) or vacation (US) → ein einwöchiger/zweiwöchiger Urlaub; he works a 40-hour weeker hat eine Vierzigstundenwoche or 40-Stundenwoche; two weeks’ holiday (Brit) or vacation (US) → zwei Wochen Ferien; that is a week’s workdas ist eine Woche Arbeit; to knock somebody into the middle of next week (inf)jdn windelweich schlagen (inf)

week

:
weekday
nWochentag m
attr morning, afternooneines Werktages; routinean Werktagen or Wochentagen
weekend
nWochenende nt; to go/be away for the weekübers or am Wochenende verreisen/nicht da sein; at (Brit) or on (esp US) the weekam Wochenende; to take a long weekein langes Wochenende machen
attrWochenend-; week tripWochenendreise f; week bagReisetasche f
vi he weeks in the countryer verbringt seine Wochenenden auf dem Land
weekender
n (= person)Wochenendler(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

week

[wiːk] nsettimana
once/twice a week → una volta/due volte alla settimana
this week → questa settimana
next/last week → la settimana prossima/scorsa
in the middle of the week → a metà settimana
a week today → oggi a otto, una settimana a oggi
2 weeks ago → 2 settimane fa
in 2 weeks' time → fra 2 settimane, fra 15 giorni
Tuesday week, a week on Tuesday → martedì a otto
to take 3 weeks' holiday → prendere 3 settimane di ferie
the week ending January 3rd → la prima settimana di gennaio
a 35-hour week → una settimana lavorativa di 35 ore
week in, week out, week after week → settimana dopo settimana
every other week → una settimana sì e una no, a settimane alterne
to knock sb into the middle of next week (fam) → darle di santa ragione a qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

week

(wiːk) noun
1. any sequence of seven days, especially from Sunday to Saturday. It's three weeks since I saw her.
2. the five days from Monday to Friday inclusive. He can't go during the week, but he'll go on Saturday or Sunday.
3. the amount of time spent working during a period of seven days. He works a forty-eight-hour week.
ˈweekly adjective
happening, published etc once a week. a weekly magazine.
adverb
once a week. The newspaper is published weekly.
nounplural ˈweeklies
a publication coming out once a week. Is this newspaper a weekly or a daily?
ˈweekday noun
any day except a Saturday or Sunday. Our office is open only on weekdays; (also adjective) weekday flights.
ˌweekˈend noun
the period from the end of one working week until the beginning of the next (ie Saturday and Sunday, or Friday evening to Sunday evening). We spent a weekend in Paris; (also adjective) a weekend trip.
a week last Friday etc
the Friday etc before last. She died a week last Tuesday.
a week today/tomorrow, a week (on/next) Friday etc
a week from today, tomorrow, Friday etc. I'm going away a week tomorrow; Could we meet a week (on/next) Monday ?
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

week

أُسْبُوع týden uge Woche εβδομάδα semana viikko semaine tjedan settimana week uke tydzień semana неделя vecka หนึ่งสัปดาห์ hafta tuần 星期
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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week

n semana
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
"We have sailed many months, we have sailed many weeks,(Four weeks to the month you may mark), But never as yet ('tis your Captain who speaks) Have we caught the least glimpse of a Snark!
He pondered a good deal during the afternoon, and at one time it seemed to him that he had been eating nothing but boiled beef for weeks, and at other times it seemed that he must have been living on strawberries and cream for years.
Several weeks went by, during which Martin Eden studied his grammar, reviewed the books on etiquette, and read voraciously the books that caught his fancy.
"If he were the son of the Emperor himself, no one could do more for him than you people have been doing these last few weeks."
Five little weeks will soon be fled: One scarcely will have time to wink!
Fraulein Hedwig was gone, and Weeks, the American who generally accompanied them on their rambles, had set out for a tour of South Germany.
For instance, it takes your woman 42 days to earn her gown, at 2 mills a day -- 7 weeks' work; but ours earns hers in forty days -- two days SHORT of 7 weeks.
She was to be their chosen visitor, she was to be for weeks under the same roof with the person whose society she mostly prized -- and, in addition to all the rest, this roof was to be the roof of an abbey!
No changes in English Inland lights for week ending Dec.
There were new men every week, it seemed--it was a regular system; and this number they would keep over to the next slack season, so that every one would have less than ever.
Athos continued: "Before your soldiers the general told me to wait a week, and at the expiration of that week he would give me the answer he had to make me.
He too, at first, seemed disposed to refuse; but, after some re- flection, he granted me the privilege, and proposed the following terms: I was to be allowed all my time, make all contracts with those for whom I worked, and find my own employment; and, in re- turn for this liberty, I was to pay him three dollars at the end of each week; find myself in calking tools, and in board and clothing.