What does week mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. week, hebdomad(noun)

    any period of seven consecutive days

    "it rained for a week"

  2. workweek, week(noun)

    hours or days of work in a calendar week

    "they worked a 40-hour week"

  3. week, calendar week(noun)

    a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday


  1. week(Noun)

    Any period of seven consecutive days.

  2. week(Noun)

    A period of seven days beginning with Sunday or Monday.

  3. week(Noun)

    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.

  4. week(Noun)

    Seven days after ( before) a specified date.

    I'll see you Thursday week.

  5. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Week(noun)

    a period of seven days, usually that reckoned from one Sabbath or Sunday to the next

  2. 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.]


  1. Week

    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

  1. Week

    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.]

  2. Week

    wēk, n. (Spens.). Same as Wick.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Week

    division of time of seven days, supposed to have been suggested by the interval between the quarters of the moon.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'week' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #307

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'week' in Written Corpus Frequency: #188

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'week' in Nouns Frequency: #31


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of week in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of week in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michelle Wie:

    Took a nice week at home.

  2. Harry Reid:

    Give it just a week or so.

  3. Maria Carla Chicuen:

    It's been an ecstatic week.

  4. Federica Guidi:

    It has been a difficult week.

  5. Rob Bishop:

    Last week, my face broke out.

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