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week / wēk/ • n. a period of seven days: the course lasts sixteen weeks he'd cut the grass a week ago. ∎  the period of seven days generally reckoned from and to midnight on Saturday night: she has an art class twice a week. ∎  workdays as opposed to the weekend; the five days from Monday to Friday: I work during the week, so I can only get to this shop on Saturdays. ∎  the time spent working in this period of five to seven days: she works a 48-hour week. ∎  a period of five or seven days devoted to a specified purpose or beginning on a specified day: Super Bowl week the week of June 23. ∎ inf., chiefly Brit. used after the name of a day to indicate that something will happen seven days after that day: the program will be broadcast on Sunday week. PHRASES: week after week during each successive week, esp. over a long period: week after week of overcast skies.week by week gradually and steadily over the weeks: Monday evening demonstrations grew week by week.a week from —— used to state that something is due to happen seven days after the specified day or date: we'll be back a week from Friday.week in, week out every week without exception.

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week OE. wice, wicu = OS. -wika (Du. week), OHG. wehha, wohha (G. woche), ON. vika, Goth. wikō order:- Gmc. *wikōn, prob. orig. ‘succession, series’, usu. referred to *wī̌k- bend, turn, change, repr. also by OE. wīċe, OS., OHG. wehsal (G. wechsel), ON. -víxl change.