[ week-lee ]
/ ˈwik li /


done, happening, appearing, etc., once a week, or every week: a weekly appointment with an analyst.
computed or determined by the week: a special weekly rate.
of or relating to a week or the working days in a week: a day of respite from our weekly labors.


once a week; by the week: to visit someone weekly; to pay rent weekly.

noun, plural week·lies.

a publication appearing once a week.

Nearby words

  1. weekend bag,
  2. weekend warrior,
  3. weekender,
  4. weekends,
  5. weekley,
  6. weeknight,
  7. weeknightly,
  8. weeks, feast of,
  9. weel,
  10. weelkes

Origin of weekly

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

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British Dictionary definitions for weekly


/ (ˈwiːklɪ) /


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


once a week or every week

noun plural -lies

a newspaper or magazine issued every week
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Word Origin and History for weekly


mid-15c. (adv.); late 15c. (adj.), from week + -ly (2). As a noun meaning "weekly newspaper" it is recorded from 1833.

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