Meaning of “fortnight” in the English Dictionary

"fortnight" in British English

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fortnightnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈfɔːt.naɪt/ us /ˈfɔːrt.naɪt/ UK

B1 a period of two weeks:

a fortnight's holiday
once a fortnight
a fortnight ago

More examples

  • How much would it cost to hire a car for a fortnight?
  • She felt rejuvenated by her fortnight in the Bahamas.
  • First prize is a fortnight in Barbados and second prize is a weekend in Rome.
  • We spent a fortnight in Rome looking at all the sights.
  • He has secured a fortnight's work experience at a firm of solicitors.
adjective, adverb uk /ˈfɔːt.naɪ us /ˈfɔːrt.naɪ

happening every two weeks:

We make a fortnightly check on supplies.
The group meets fortnightly on Tuesdays.

(Definition of “fortnight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fortnight" in American English

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fortnightnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈfɔrtˌnɑɪt, ˈfoʊrt-/ Br

a period of two weeks

(Definition of “fortnight” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)