[ noun mid-week, -week; adjective mid-week ]


  1. the middle of the week, especially the time between Tuesday morning and Thursday evening:

    Let’s get together for a couple of hours in midweek—Wednesday for lunch, maybe.


  1. of, relating to, or occurring in the middle of the week:

    Our midweek meals are usually takeout.

    Childcare is provided during midweek Bible classes, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


  1. during the middle of the week:

    Because of my work schedule, I rarely exercise midweek.


/ ˈmɪdˈwiːk /


    1. the middle of the week
    2. ( as modifier )

      a midweek holiday

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Derived Forms

  • ˌmidˈweekly, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of midweek1

First recorded in 1700–10; mid- + week

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Example Sentences

It won’t be as warm as a more autumnal weather regime has taken hold, but we’ll still enjoy several mild days in the 70s midweek before the weekend brings the chilliest air of the season so far.

Their leader, Aleksey Mozgovoy, visited Moscow midweek and met with Russian officials, although not with Putin.

The three teams, representing Great Britain, the USA and the Commonwealth, are due to set off on the walk midweek.

But there were also more attendees than a normal midweek service might usually draw—23 in total, most of them women.

Midweek, Boehner switched gears to play offense with a Plan B that would have prevented tax hikes for 99.5 percent of Americans.

Midweek, Mercury retreads over the Sun and Venus in Leo, so best-laid plans will be as solid as a sandcastle in the incoming tide.

But it was midweek, and the family wash was at the Chinamans.

He happened to be engaged, at that time, in drawing several illustrations for a paper called the Midweek Magazine.

It was only during the midweek that I, as the only unmarried man in camp, felt entirely secure.

And then, at midweek, I was rudely shocked to the suspicion that all might not be going well with his plan.

At this engagement very little was expected in the way of receipts at a midweek matinée.


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More About Midweek

What does midweek mean?

Midweek is the middle of the week—roughly the period from Tuesday evening to Thursday morning.

The word week most commonly refers to any period of seven consecutive days, but in midweek it refers to the seven-day period that begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. The exact middle of the week is Wednesday, and midweek is especially used to refer to an approximate period of time on or around Wednesday, as in The cold front is expected to arrive some time in midweek. 

Midweek is often used as an adverb meaning in the middle of the week, as in The cold front is expected to arrive midweek. The word midweekly can mean the same thing. Midweekly can also be used as an adjective in the same way that midweek is sometimes used as an adjective, as in midweek meal and midweek meeting. 

Example: Let’s meet midweek to review the progress we make on Monday and Tuesday.

Where does midweek come from?

The first records of the word midweek come from the early 1700s. The prefix mid- means “middle” and is used in the same way in other terms referring to approximate periods of time, including midday and midyear.

As a noun, midweek often refers to a nonspecific time on or around Wednesday. But it’s perhaps most often used as an adverb to indicate that something will happen or be done around the middle of the week, without knowing exactly when.

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How is midweek used in real life?

Midweek is perhaps most commonly used as an adverb. It’s especially used in cases in which the timing of something isn’t known with precision.


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