- 1 a period of seven days, either from Monday to Sunday or from Sunday to Saturday last/this/next week It rained all week. What day of the week is it? He comes to see us once a week.
- 2 any period of seven days a two-week vacation The course lasts five weeks. a week ago today (= seven days ago) I will be away for a couple of weeks. She'll be back in a week.
- 3 the five days other than Saturday and Sunday They live in town during the week and go to the country for the weekend. (British English) I never have the time to go out in the week.
- 4 the part of the week when you go to work a 35-hour week The firm is introducing a shorter working week. Word Origin Old English wice, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch week and German Woche, from a base probably meaning
seven days after the day that you mention I'll see you Thursday week. (informal) continuously for many weeks Week after week the drought continued. as the weeks pass Week by week he grew a little stronger. happening every week Every Sunday, week in, week out, she goes to her parents for lunch.
seven days after the day that you mention It's my birthday a week on Tuesday. (especially British English) seven days before the day that you mention She started work a week yesterday.