a period of seven successive days: That wallpapering I thought I could do in two days ended up taking me a whole week.
the period of seven days from Sunday through Saturday, generally understood as the common representation of a week on a calendar: The 1st of next month is a Tuesday, so the first full week will begin on the 6th.
a period of seven successive days that begins with or includes an indicated day: the week of June 3; Christmas week.
(often initial capital letter) a period of seven successive days devoted to a particular celebration, honor, cause, etc.: National Book Week.
the working days or working portion of the seven-day period; workweek: Not all American workers put in the same number of hours on the job, but a 40-hour week is the norm.
British. seven days before or after a specified day: I shall come Tuesday week. He left yesterday week.
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How to use week in a sentence
In Austria, between late April and mid-June, cases stayed below 100 for weeks, then gradually rose, with 768 reported on September 16.
They make roughly 70% of their revenue in about 16 hours a week.
Testing has surged in Europe, with France, for example, targeting 1 million tests a week.Europe overtakes U.S. as COVID-19 hotspot as infections surge | kdunn6 | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
Photographer Madison “Max” Pittman books at least one wedding a week using Instagram.Inside ‘Insta-Booking’: How couples are hiring wedding vendors via Instagram | Rachel King | September 6, 2020 | Fortune
In contrast, a recent study analyzed data from a national, for-profit hospice company and found that, in normal times, home hospice patients receive an average of about 7 visits per week from hospice workers, totaling about 9 hours of care time.
This week, Florida became the 36th state to allow same-sex marriage.
Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner! | Olivia Nuzzi | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Dresden, Germany, anti-Islam rallies each week draw thousands of demonstrators.
Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.
Training in Taji began Dec. 20; a week later, 218 Iraqis began receiving training in Anbar.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’ | Nancy A. Youssef | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dick was at the wharf, one day last week, when one of the up river boats arrived.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
During the first week, not a day passed without smart skirmishes.
Within a week all Missouri will be ablaze, and the hottest place for Yankees in all Christendom.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
But I will plough one more field this week; though, I know not why it is, my thoughts go against it even now.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
The governess is Swiss and for one week she talks nothing but French and for another nothing but German.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
British Dictionary definitions for week
a period of seven consecutive days, esp one beginning with Sunday: Related adjective: hebdomadal
a period of seven consecutive days beginning from or including a specified day: Easter week; a week from Wednesday
the period of time within a week devoted to work
a week devoted to the celebration of a cause
mainly British seven days before or after a specified day: I'll visit you Wednesday week
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