Definition of “week” - English Dictionary


“week” in English

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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)