noun, plural week·lies.
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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.
A5: We give our kids a weekly allowance and give them the option to put a portion of it into a "Give" jar that we have. So far they have always chosen to contribute to it. #WeAreDadz
— Life of Dad (@LifeofDadShow) June 26, 2020
Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum spoke to Hinds Community College students in the Honors Forum today while visiting the Raymond Campus. These students meet weekly to discuss current issues and examine how these issues impact their lives and communities. pic.twitter.com/WzXA0lqVib
— Mississippi State (@msstate) March 20, 2019
I wrote for a weekly for 11 years. That's success!
— Rhonda Crowder✍🏾 The Writerprenuer (@Rhonda_Crowder) November 26, 2019
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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.
Example sentences from the Web for weekly
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.Justin Bieber Isn’t Even 21, Yet Makes More Money Than Meryl Streep|Amy Zimmerman|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first-named of these are paid weekly with the workmen; the others receive their salary once a month.Life in a Railway Factory|Alfred Williams
After some unsuccessful ventures in illustrated journalism, he started a pictorial weekly in New York in 1875.The Cleveland Era|Henry Jones Ford
It must be, with such genius, tact and experience, all that a weekly periodical can be.
I write the most of my weekly letter to her on Sunday, so I'd like to know, because to-morrow's Sunday, you see.'Robin Redbreast|Mary Louisa Molesworth
Come home with me to-night, and we'll talk of starting a Religious Weekly together.