1) N-COUNT A week is a period of seven days. Some people consider that a week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday.

I had a letter from my mother last week...

This has been on my mind all week...

I know a wonderful restaurant where we can have lunch next week.

2) N-COUNT A week is a period of about seven days.

Her mother stayed for another two weeks...

Only 12 weeks ago he underwent major heart transplant surgery...

Three million people will visit theatres in the annual six-week season.

3) N-COUNT: usu supp N Your working week is the hours that you spend at work during a week.

It is not unusual for women to work a 40-hour week.

...workers on a three-day week because of the sales slump.

4) N-SING: the N The week is the part of the week that does not include Saturday and Sunday.

...the hard work of looking after the children during the week...

They arrived at the weekend and gave three concerts in the week.

the weekend
5) N-COUNT You use week in expressions such as `a week on Monday', `a week next Tuesday', and `tomorrow week' to mean exactly one week after the day that you mention.

The deadline to publish the document is a week tomorrow...

The 800 metre final is on Monday week.

6) N-COUNT You use week in expressions such as `a week last Monday', `a week ago this Tuesday', and `a week ago yesterday' to mean exactly one week before the day that you mention.

`That's the time you weren't well, wasn't it?' - `Yes, that's right, that was a week ago yesterday.'

7) PHRASE (disapproval) If you say that something happens week in week out, you do not like it because it happens all the time, and never seems to change.
weeks on endsee end

...stars who appear on television week in week out.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • week — W1S1 [wi:k] n [: Old English; Origin: wicu] 1.) a period of seven days and nights, usually measured in Britain from Monday to Sunday and in the US from Sunday to Saturday once/twice/three times etc a week ▪ Letters were delivered twice a week… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • week — [ wik ] noun count *** a period of seven days, usually counted from a Sunday: He travels south two days a week. That left 15 dollars per week for food. last/next week: He will meet his uncle in Boston next week. a. a week in which particular… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • week — [wēk] n. [ME weke < OE wicu with lengthened & lowered vowel, akin to Ger woche (OHG wohha) < IE * weig , to bend (see WEAK): basic sense “period of change”] 1. a period of seven days, esp. one beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday… …   English World dictionary

  • week — /week/, n. 1. a period of seven successive days, usually understood as beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday. 2. a period of seven successive days that begins with or includes an indicated day: the week of June 3; Christmas week. 3.… …   Universalium

  • week|ly — «WEEK lee», adjective, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a week; for a week; lasting a week. 2. done, happening, or appearing once a week or each week: »She writes a weekly letter to her grandmother. 3. of or having to do with the working… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Week — Week, n. [OE. weke, wike, woke, wuke AS. weocu, wicu, wucu; akin to OS. wika, OFries. wike, D. week, G. woche, OHG. wohha, wehha, Icel. vika, Sw. vecka, Dan. uge, Goth. wik?, probably originally meaning, a succession or change, and akin to G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • week — 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • week in — week in, week out Continuously without a break • • • Main Entry: ↑week …   Useful english dictionary

  • week — ► NOUN 1) a period of seven days. 2) the period of seven days generally reckoned from and to midnight on Saturday night. 3) chiefly Brit. (preceded by a specified day) a week after (that day). 4) the five days from Monday to Friday, or the time… …   English terms dictionary

  • Week — For more details on each day of the week, see Weekday names. For the TV station in the Peoria Bloomington, Illinois market, see WEEK TV. Weeks redirects here. For other uses, see Weeks (disambiguation). A week is a time unit equal to seven days.… …   Wikipedia

  • week — n. 1) to spend a week (somewhere) 2) last; next; this week 3) a week from (Tuesday) 4) by the week (she is paid by the week) 5) during the week 6) for a week (they came here for a week) 7) for weeks (she hasn t been here for weeks; AE also has:… …   Combinatory dictionary

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