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  1. weeks

    A week is a unit of time equal to seven days. It is the standard time period used for short cycles of days in most parts of the world. The days are often used to indicate common work days and rest days, as well as days of worship. Weeks are often mapped against yearly calendars, but are typically not the basis for them, as weeks are not based on astronomy. The modern seven-day week can be traced back to the Babylonians, who used it within their calendar. Other ancient cultures had different week lengths, including ten in Egypt and an eight-day week for Etruscans. The Etruscan week was adopted by the Ancient Romans, but they later moved to a seven-day week, which had spread across Western Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean. In 321 CE, Emperor Constantine officially decreed a seven-day week in the Roman Empire, including making Sunday a public holiday. This later spread across Europe, then the rest of the world. In English, the names of the days of the week are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In many languages, the days of the week are named after gods or planets visible to the eye. Such a week may be called a planetary week.Cultures vary in which days of the week are designated the first and the last, though virtually all have Saturday, Sunday or Monday as the first day. The Geneva-based ISO standards organization uses Monday as the first day of the week in its ISO week date system through the international ISO 8601 standard. Most of Europe and China consider Monday the first day of the week, most of North America and South Asia consider Sunday the first day, while Saturday is judged as the first day of the week in much of the Middle East and North Africa. Other regions are mixed, but typically observe either Sunday or Monday as the first day. The Christian and Jewish weeks begin on Sunday (a day of worship) and end with a sabbath day, both following the interpretation in the Hebrew Bible in which God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WEEKS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Weeks is ranked #831 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Weeks surname appeared 41,565 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 14 would have the surname Weeks.

    84.3% or 35,073 total occurrences were White.
    9.9% or 4,144 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 1,018 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 752 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 349 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 229 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weeks' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #682

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weeks' in Written Corpus Frequency: #461

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weeks in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weeks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of weeks in a Sentence

  1. Rishi Sunak:

    Fundamentally, the global tax system isn’t working ... Large multinational companies, particularly digital companies, are able by the nature of their businesses not to pay the right tax in the right places. And that’s not fair, that’s what we’re fighting hard to fix in these negotiations. If everyone works hard over the next few days and weeks, I’m confident that we can find a good place.

  2. Matt Hancock:

    I would hope so, but ... we’ve got to look at the data, we’ve got to look at the impact of the vaccination programme ... The education secretary said that he will ensure that schools have two weeks’ notice of return and I don’t know whether it will be before then.

  3. Jen Psaki:

    I think the lengthy statement that I issued yesterday outlined pretty specifically the events of the last few weeks, i will say, from the President's viewpoint -- and I saw The President this morning -- The President's working with Sen. Manchin over the course of decades.

  4. Rural Fire Service:

    These will take many weeks to put out - and only when we get good rain.

  5. Chris Covert:

    We've had a lot of good conversations at the doors and on the phones about the ad. People want to learn more about his stance on criminal justice and the $15 minimum wage. It's been a great help to us here in the last couple of weeks.

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. nitrile
    • B. crate
    • C. dint
    • D. leaven

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