Definition of


  1. (noun, time) hours or days of work in a calendar week
  2. (noun, time) a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday
  3. (noun, time) any period of seven consecutive days

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Synonyms of Week

calendar week, hebdomad, workweek

Alternate forms of Week

Derivations: weekly

Hyponyms: holy week, passion week, rag, rag week, shibah, shiva, shivah, week from monday

Hypernyms: period, period of time, time period, work time

Origin of the word Week

  1. O.E. wice, from P.Gmc. *wikon (cf. O.N. vika, O.Fris. wike, M.Du. weke, O.H.G. wecha, Ger. woche), probably originally with the sense of "a turning" or "succession" (cf. Goth. wikon "in the course of," O.N. vika "sea-mile," originally "change of oar," O.E. wican "yield, give way"), from PIE base *weik-more

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