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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [week]
    • /wik/
    • /wiːk/
    • US Pronunciation
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    • [week]
    • /wik/

Definitions of week word

  • noun week a period of seven successive days, usually understood as beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday. 1
  • noun week a period of seven successive days that begins with or includes an indicated day: the week of June 3; Christmas week. 1
  • noun week (often initial capital letter) a period of seven successive days devoted to a particular celebration, honor, cause, etc.: National Book Week. 1
  • noun week the working days or working portion of the seven-day period; workweek: A 35-hour week is now commonplace. 1
  • adverb week British. seven days before or after a specified day: I shall come Tuesday week. He left yesterday week. 1
  • noun week A period of seven days. 1

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Origin of week

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English weke, Old English wice; cognate with Dutch week, Old Norse vika week, Gothic wikō turn; akin to Latin vicis (genitive) turn (see vice3)

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Parts of speech for Week


week popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

week usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for week

noun week

  • period — a rather large interval of time that is meaningful in the life of a person, in history, etc., because of its particular characteristics: a period of illness; a period of great profitability for a company; a period of social unrest in Germany.
  • age — Your age is the number of years that you have lived.
  • date — A date is a specific time that can be named, for example a particular day or a particular year.
  • day — A day is one of the seven twenty-four hour periods of time in a week.
  • era — A long and distinct period of history with a particular feature or characteristic.

Antonyms for week

noun week

  • future — time that is to be or come hereafter.
  • past — gone by or elapsed in time: It was a bad time, but it's all past now.
  • ending — An end or final part of something, especially a period of time, an activity, or a book or movie.

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