week Definition

  • 1a period of seven days
  • 2a period of five working days from Monday to Friday

Using week: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "week" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'll be on vacation for two weeks.

  • Example

    The project will take a week to complete.

  • Example

    I work 40 hours a week.

  • Example

    The store is open seven days a week.

week Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for week

  • seven-day period
  • workweek

Phrases with week

  • exactly one week ago from today


    A week today, we were still in the middle of our road trip.

  • one week after next Saturday


    We're planning to have a barbecue a week on Saturday.

  • happening every week without fail


    Week in, week out, she goes to the gym to exercise.

Origins of week

from Old English 'wice', meaning 'a turn, a change'


Summary: week in Brief

The term 'week' [wiːk] refers to a period of seven days or five working days from Monday to Friday. It is used to describe time frames such as vacations, project deadlines, and work schedules. Phrases like 'a week today' and 'a week on Saturday' denote specific points in time, while 'week in, week out' implies regularity.

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