week

[ week ]
/ wik /

noun

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.

adverb

British. seven days before or after a specified day: I shall come Tuesday week. He left yesterday week.

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Origin of week

First recorded before 900; Middle English weke, Old English wice; cognate with Dutch week, Old Norse vika “week,” Gothic wikō “turn”; akin to Latin vicis (genitive) “turn” (see vice3)
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British Dictionary definitions for week

week
/ (wiːk) /

noun

a period of seven consecutive days, esp one beginning with SundayRelated adjective: hebdomadal
a period of seven consecutive days beginning from or including a specified dayEaster week; a week from Wednesday
the period of time within a week devoted to work
a week devoted to the celebration of a cause

adverb

mainly British seven days before or after a specified dayI'll visit you Wednesday week

Word Origin for week

Old English wice, wicu, wucu; related to Old Norse vika, Gothic wikō order
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