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[ week-lee ]


  1. done, happening, appearing, etc., once a week, or every week:

    a weekly appointment with an analyst.

  2. computed or determined by the week:

    a special weekly rate.

  3. of or relating to a week or the working days in a week:

    a day of respite from our weekly labors.


  1. once a week; by the week:

    to visit someone weekly; to pay rent weekly.


, plural week·lies.
  1. a publication appearing once a week.


/ ˈwiːklɪ /


  1. happening or taking place once a week or every week
  2. determined or calculated by the week


  1. once a week or every week


  1. a newspaper or magazine issued every week

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Word History and Origins

Origin of weekly1

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; week, -ly

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Example Sentences

Rapinchuk has a weekly cleaning schedule and cleans a little bit every day.

This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets.

Like all moms, I have slogged through the multidimensional burdens of the pandemic, putting to work the optimization tactics I wrote about in Minimalist Parenting and talk about weekly on the Edit Your Life podcast.

It was the main topic of our October 21, 2020 Search Engine Land article and was a recurring topic during our now-bi-weekly, virtual PPC Town Hall, which launched in response to the pandemic.

Those that are, I think, a bit more standardized in bi-weekly reporting meetings.

I return home after several days in the hospital and start thrice weekly physical therapy.

We also knew that once we hit the road, we would be paying our band and crew on a weekly basis.

In the latest Weekly Standard can be found an editorial under the headline “The Benghazi Whitewash.”

As well as weekly church services, Boyfriend—who shares a birthday with Madonna—went to a private, Christian school.

If Justin Bieber were Tom Brady's son, Brady would most likely be unable to afford his weekly allowance.

Consequently an amendment may be made diminishing the weekly allowance to a member who is sick, and also the time of allowing it.

According to a weekly paper not only is Constance Binney a famous screen star, but she is also a first-class ukelele player.

The Weekly Dispatch's accounts of the next world are well worth staying alive for.

The men who print newspapers search closely for a bit of 'news,' and so your simple story got into the columns of my weekly.

On Corpus Christi's Eve, the usual celebration greatly aggrieved the perth weekly assembly.


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More About Weekly

What does weekly mean?

Weekly most commonly means once a week or every week.

It can be used this way as an adjective, as in a weekly meeting, or an adverb, as in We plan to meet weekly. Something described as weekly may happen on the same day every week or simply once a week at any time.

Weekly can also mean calculated by week, as in I used to have a weekly quota, but now it’s monthly. 

Weekly can also be used as a noun referring to a publication that’s published weekly, as opposed to daily or monthly, for example (a daily newspaper can be called a daily). It’s often used in the name of such publications, like Us Weekly. 

Example: New episodes of my weekly podcast come out every Monday.

Where does weekly come from?

The first records of the word weekly come from the 1400s. The suffix -ly, which usually forms adverbs, is used in weekly to mean “every.” It’s used in the same way in several other units of time, including hourly, daily, monthly, and yearly.

Prefixes can be added to weekly to indicate a different period of time: biweekly (every two weeks or twice a week), triweekly (every three weeks or three times a week), and semiweekly (twice a week). But because these can be confusing, it’s probably best just to say things like “twice a week” or “every three weeks.”

Though the noun weekly can refer to any weekly publication, it more often refers to newspapers than magazines. At one time, weeklies were the most popular kind of newspapers in the U.S., far outnumbering dailies. Some newspapers may be twice-weekly, being published every Monday and Thursday, for example.

Another use of weekly as a noun refers to a weekly event or task, such as a gaming tournament that’s held every week.

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What are some other forms related to weekly?

  • weeklies (plural noun)

What are some synonyms for weekly?

  • every week
  • once a week

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How is weekly used in real life?

As an adjective and an adverb, weekly is commonly used in all kinds of contexts.



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Is weekly used correctly in the following sentence?

I got knocked out early in the last weekly tournament, but this week I did much better.