any period of seven consecutive days
"it rained for a week"
hours or days of work in a calendar week
"they worked a 40-hour week"
week, calendar week(noun)
a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday
Any period of seven consecutive days.
A period of seven days beginning with Sunday or Monday.
A subdivision of the month into longer periods of work days punctuated by shorter weekend periods of days for markets, rest, or religious observation such as a sabbath.
Seven days after ( before) a specified date.
I'll see you Thursday week.
Origin: From weke, from wice, wucu, from wikōn, from weig-. Related to wīkanan. The Dutch noun derives from a related verb , via the current Dutch form wijken.
a period of seven days, usually that reckoned from one Sabbath or Sunday to the next
Origin: [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. wechsel change, L. vicis turn, alternation, and E. weak. Cf. Weak.]
A week is a time unit equal to seven days. It is the standard time period used for cycles of work days and rest days in most parts of the world. The term "week" is sometimes expanded to refer to other time units comprising a few days. Such "weeks" of between four and ten days have been used historically in various places. Intervals longer than 10 days are not usually termed "weeks" as they are closer in length to the fortnight or the month than to the seven-day week.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wēk, n. the space of seven days, esp. from Sunday to Sunday: the six working days of the week.—n. Week′day, any day of the week except Sunday.—adj. Week′ly, coming, happening, or done once a week.—adv. once a week.—n. a publication appearing once a week.—Week about, in alternate periods of seven days.—A prophetic week (B.), seven years; A week of Sundays (coll.), seven weeks: a long time; Feast of Weeks, a Jewish festival lasting seven weeks; Great Week, Holy Week, Passion Week, the week preceding Easter Sunday; This day week, a week from to-day. [A.S. wice; Dut. week, Ger. woche.]
wēk, n. (Spens.). Same as Wick.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
division of time of seven days, supposed to have been suggested by the interval between the quarters of the moon.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'week' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #307
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'week' in Written Corpus Frequency: #188
Rank popularity for the word 'week' in Nouns Frequency: #31
The numerical value of week in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of week in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It matters not what goal you seek Its secret here reposes You've got to dig from week to week To get Results or Roses.
The first time I took a week off, the Orbital Sciences rocket exploded and Richard Branson’s rocket exploded, in that same week, the second time I took a week off, my rocket exploded. The lesson here is don’t take a week off.
It's easier to make a plan to go running three times this week than vow to run three times a week indefinitely, if you make your fitness goals week by week rather than so far-reaching, you'll have more success, and that in itself is motivating.
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs. I've always loved to write, and eventually found that television best fits my strengths. So beyond that, I suppose what inspired me was the idea of being able to work with a group of people week after week to craft entertaining stories.
With one week to go in our first fund-raising quarter, we set a goal that we wanted to raise $1 million in a week. Now, I thought that was a pretty audacious goal, well, I'm sorry to tell you we failed in that goal. We didn't raise a million dollars in a week. We raised a million dollars in one day.
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