week Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "week" - English Dictionary

See all translations

weeknoun [C]

uk   us   /wiːk/
A1 a period of seven days, especially either from Monday to Sunday or from Sunday to Saturday: last/this/next week We go to the cinema about once a week. Will you be going to next week's class? It usually takes about four weeks to get the forms processed. Don't do anything strenuous for a week or two. It'll be weeks (= several weeks) before the flood damage is cleared up.A1 the five days from Monday to Friday, the usual working period for many people: We're usually too tired to do much socializing during the week. one week after the day mentioned: The first performance of the play is a week (from) today/tomorrow. Our holiday starts a week on Saturday. She has to go back to see the doctor Friday week. one week before the day mentioned: The problems with the TV started a week last Monday. It was his birthday a week ago this Friday. the amount of hours spent working during a week or the number of days on which a person works: A lot of farm labourers work a six-day week.week by week each week during a period of time: We could see his health deteriorate week by week.week after week (also week in, week out) regularly or continuously for many weeks: I go to aerobics three times a week, week in, week out.
More examples
(Definition of week from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of week?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “week” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More