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weeknoun [C]

uk   /wiːk/ 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 cleaned up.
A1 the five days from Monday to Friday, the usual working period for many people: We're usually too tired to go out much 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.UK She has to go back to see the doctor Friday week.
one week before the day mentioned: It was his birthday a week ago last Friday.UK The problems with the TV started a week last Monday.
the amount of hours spent working during a week or the number of days on which a person works: A lot of farm workers 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.

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

"week" in American English

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weeknoun [C]

us   /wik/
a period of seven days, either from the beginning of Sunday to the end of Saturday or from the beginning of Monday to the end of Sunday: next/last week We go to the movies about once a week.
(Definition of week from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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