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Meaning of “week” in the English Dictionary

"week" in British English

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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 ​formsprocessed. Don't do anything ​strenuous for a week or two. It'll be weeks (= several weeks) before the ​flooddamage is ​cleaned up.A1 the five ​days from ​Monday to ​Friday, the ​usualworkingperiod for many ​people: We're usually too ​tired to go out much during the week. one week after the ​daymentioned: The first ​performance of the ​play is a week (from) today/​tomorrow. Our ​holidaystarts a week onSaturday.UK She has to go back to ​see the ​doctorFriday week. one week before the ​daymentioned: It was his ​birthday a week ago lastFriday.UK The ​problems with the TV ​started a week lastMonday. the ​amount of ​hoursspentworking during a week or the ​number of ​days on which a ​personworks: A lot of ​farmworkers work a six-day week.week by week each week during a ​period of ​time: We could ​see his ​healthdeteriorate 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)

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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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