Definition of "week" []

  • A period of seven days: a week of rain. (noun)
  • A seven-day calendar period, especially one starting with Sunday and continuing through Saturday: this week. (noun)
  • A week designated by an event or holiday occurring within it: commencement week. (noun)
  • A week dedicated to a particular cause or institution: Home Safety Week. (noun)
  • The part of a calendar week devoted to work, school, or business: working a three-day week. (noun)
  • A period of seven consecutive days, esp one beginning with Sunday (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A period of seven consecutive days beginning from or including a specified day (noun)
  • The period of time within a week devoted to work (noun)
  • A week devoted to the celebration of a cause (noun)
  • Seven days before or after a specified day (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "week" in a sentence
  • "_A week, a week, a week_, replied the stubborn little animal."
  • "Christmas week, by which I understood _next week_; I thought Christmas week was that which Christmas Sunday ushered in."
  • "_corvée_, that is to say, an unfixed amount of ploughing, which the steward could demand every week when it was needed; the distinction corresponds to the distinction between _week work_ and _boon work_ in the later Middle Ages."