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Words nearby 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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What are some other forms related to midweek?
- midweekly (adjective, adverb)
What are some synonyms for midweek?
- the middle of the week
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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.
From earlier – Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and AD Rob Mullens to meet midweek to discuss the future: https://t.co/1iSFJiPLKq
— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) November 27, 2016
A little too far down the forecast runway to get too concerned yet, but some stronger offshore wind events could be lurking next week. Monday and again midweek to Thursday. We'll have to watch this closely as fuel moistures have switched back to October dry again. #CAwx #FireWx pic.twitter.com/V3DLiFqwGh
— Rob Mayeda (@RobMayeda) December 2, 2020
— RoyalCollectionTrust (@RCT) December 2, 2020
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When midweek is used as an adjective, the word midweekly can sometimes be used as a synonym.
Example sentences from the Web for midweek
Their leader, Aleksey Mozgovoy, visited Moscow midweek and met with Russian officials, although not with Putin.Putin Can Take Ukraine Without an Invasion, and Probably Will|Jamie Dettmer|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The three teams, representing Great Britain, the USA and the Commonwealth, are due to set off on the walk midweek.VIDEO Prince Harry Arrives in Antartica But Conditions May Yet Hamper Teams|Tom Sykes|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But there were also more attendees than a normal midweek service might usually draw—23 in total, most of them women.Friends Say Aaron Alexis Was Into Buddhism for the Thai Women|Pete Freedman|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Midweek, Boehner switched gears to play offense with a Plan B that would have prevented tax hikes for 99.5 percent of Americans.As Plan B Fails, GOP Imperils Fiscal Cliff Deal, Boehner’s Speakership|John Avlon|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.Anecdotes of the Great War|Carleton Britton Case
He happened to be engaged, at that time, in drawing several illustrations for a paper called the Midweek Magazine.The Dark Star|Robert W. Chambers
It was only during the midweek that I, as the only unmarried man in camp, felt entirely secure.A Daughter of the Middle Border|Hamlin Garland
And then, at midweek, I was rudely shocked to the suspicion that all might not be going well with his plan.Ruggles of Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
At this engagement very little was expected in the way of receipts at a midweek matinée.Charles Frohman: Manager and Man|Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
British Dictionary definitions for midweek
- the middle of the week
- (as modifier)a midweek holiday