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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
4 nights/3 weeks etc in a row
▪ She’s been out four nights in a row.
a 20-minute/6-month/4-week etc delay
▪ A train had broken down, causing a two-hour delay.
a rough day/week etc
▪ He’s had a rough week at work.
a week from today (also today week/a week today British English)
▪ We’re going on holiday today week.
a week from tomorrow (also a week tomorrow/tomorrow week British English)
▪ Terry’s new job starts a week tomorrow.
as the days/weeks/years go by
▪ As the weeks went by, I became more and more worried.
be four weeks/three months etc in arrears
▪ The rent money is two months in arrears.
be paid by the hour/day/week
▪ I was working on a building site, being paid by the hour.
days/weeks etc afterwards
▪ The experience haunted me for years afterwards.
each day/week/month etc (=on each day, in each week etc)
▪ a disease that affects about 10 million people each year
earn £30,000 a year/$200 a week/£5 an hour etc
▪ Newly qualified teachers earn a minimum of £24,000 a year.
easy day/week etc
▪ She had a nice easy day at home.
enter its third week/sixth day/second year etc
▪ The talks have now entered their third week.
every day/week/month etc (=at least once on each day, in each week etc)
▪ They see each other every day.
▪ Richard visits his mother every week.
every few days/weeks etc
▪ The plants need to be watered every few days.
five hours/two weeks etc solid
▪ On Saturday I went to bed and slept fourteen hours solid.
hardly a day/week/month etc goes by without/when (=used to say that something happens almost every day, week etc)
▪ Hardly a month goes by without another factory closing down.
hardly a day/week/month etc goes by
▪ Hardly a week goes by without some food scare being reported in the media.
have two weeks/six months etc to live
▪ He knows he’s only got a few months to live.
Holy Week
in as many days/weeks/games etc
▪ A great trip! We visited five countries in as many days in five days.
last night/week/year etc
▪ Did you see the game on TV last night?
▪ The law was passed last August.
last (sb) two days/three weeks etc
▪ A good coat will last you ten years.
▪ Cut flowers will last longer if you put flower food in the water.
later in the day/week/year
▪ The dentist could fit you in later in the week.
later that day/morning/week etc
▪ The baby died later that night.
mid-morning/afternoon/week etc
next week/year/Monday etc
▪ We’re hoping to open the factory some time next year.
only yesterday/last week/recently
▪ ‘When did you email her?’ ‘Only yesterday.’
pay sb £200 a week/$100 a day etc
▪ The cleaners are paid £5 an hour.
preceding days/weeks/months/years
▪ income tax paid in preceding years
starting (from) now/tomorrow/next week etc
▪ You have two hours to complete the test, starting now.
stay for a year/ten minutes/a week etc
▪ Isabel stayed for a year in Paris to study.
the day/week/year etc after (sth) (=the next day, week etc)
▪ His car was outside your house the morning after Bob’s engagement party.
▪ I’ll see you again tomorrow or the day after.
▪ She retired from politics the year after she received the Nobel Prize.
the end of the day/week/month etc
▪ Karen’s returning to the States at the end of the month.
the middle of the week/month/year etc
▪ Everything should be sorted out by the middle of next year.
the next day/week etc (=on or during the following day, week etc)
▪ She called me and we arranged to meet the next day.
the/sb’s few days/weeks etc
▪ She had enjoyed her few days in Monaco.
twelve weeks pregnant/two months pregnant etc
▪ The doctor said that she was eight weeks pregnant.
twice a day/week/year etc (=two times in the same day, week etc)
▪ Letters were delivered twice a week only.
two days/three weeks etc after (sth)
▪ Ten years after he bought the painting, Carswell discovered that it was a fake.
two days/three weeks/five years etc apart
▪ Our birthdays are exactly a month apart.
two years/three weeks etc later
▪ He became Senator two years later.
▪ In the middle of the lawn last week there was a solitary sunbather, as naked as the day she was born.
▪ Its announcement last week extended until Jan. 22 its original, 45-day review period.
▪ An illusion, too, died at Gonesse last week.
▪ The group had been under severe pressure last week, extending the decline that shook those shares through the end of 1995.
▪ Mr Chaudhry was sacked by the president last week.
▪ C., his first stop outside of Washington last week.
▪ When Yeltsin checked into a hospital last week, aides first said he had the flu.
▪ McDonald last week overcame all financial misgivings and agreed to play baseball for the Baltimore Orioles organization.
▪ The result, announced a week later, showed that De by had won with 67 % of the vote.
▪ Awardees, announced this week, included writers, scientists, artists and grass-roots leaders.
▪ Celera announced this week that it had finished sequencing the genome of that laboratory workhorse, the mouse.
▪ Details are expected to be announced next week.
▪ It announced this week that it was adding a top rate of 12.5 p.c. to its new Premier Fix account.
▪ Share allocation details will be announced next week.
▪ Gamble, announced last week that it would follow a direct response model for Web advertising.
▪ Laura Bush announced earlier this week that she would devote her time as first lady to recruiting new teachers.
▪ I met Bob the first week I was at university.
▪ It meets every week to discuss community problems and arrange the distribution of tasks.
▪ An average class met three times a week for twenty weeks.
▪ I wondered whether to call and say I understood, I forgave her; we'd meet next week some time.
▪ We will be meeting once a week.
▪ Micheline sounded excited to hear from me and I was invited to the group's meeting a few weeks later.
▪ Level One meets four days a week.
▪ Hundreds more were injured when police attacked the demonstration and Clarence Baker spent weeks close to death.
▪ I spent the next week and a half in a cold sweat.
▪ I spent a week there in March 1990 - taking my car and two friends.
▪ Stacy, who returned to campus yesterday after spending much of last week in Tennessee, praised the choice of Gonzalez.
▪ After her return, she had spent the first week weeping, conscious of her father's tight-lipped disappointment and indignant fury.
▪ When we got back from Berlin we spent a week out in the country at Beate's parents' weekend cottage.
▪ Because he had spent three weeks trying to gain that animal's trust and he had done it.
▪ We spend 6 weeks working with local churches doing outreach, and then have one final week of school.
I give it six weeks/a month etc
a day's march/two weeks' march etc
a matter of seconds/weeks/hours etc
▪ Already we read that within a matter of weeks the number of the believers was 120.
▪ At least 30 rounds went off in a matter of seconds.
▪ But these days, the time between orders and shipments has shrunk to a matter of weeks.
▪ Hay says that Sarin would normally degrade in an open environment in a matter of hours.
▪ It seemed to the rector that it all happened within a matter of seconds.
▪ Many other soy sauces are chemically produced in a matter of hours.
▪ More to the point, he prevailed on Amelia to write the text in a matter of weeks.
▪ The new cabinet and other ministerial appointments are announced within a matter of days, sometimes within a matter of hours.
a year/a week/a moment/an hour etc or two
days turned into weeks/months turned into years etc
for days/weeks etc on end
▪ Big dumps frequently bury lift-control shacks and loading ramps for days on end.
▪ Chained in an upright stance for weeks on end, iron collars about their necks, with no hope of reprieve.
▪ He would go off into the mountains for days on end.
▪ How you hate being shipped off to Long Island for weeks on end during the summer.
▪ Lately she stays in her house for days on end, goes out only to get food.
▪ Sometimes he would not leave his room for days on end.
▪ They'd be talking for days on end.
▪ Untouched, and for days on end, ignored, he was not a child and not a man.
for years/weeks/days etc to come
▪ Alice knew then that my father would haunt her for years to come.
▪ Even a couple of weeks down under will have you waltzing with Matilda for years to come.
▪ He spoke about that afternoon for days to come.
▪ It's the players who will suffer because of this, not just this week but for years to come.
▪ Mr Clark says his department will be collecting poll tax arrears for years to come.
▪ Prices then gave way to concern driving activity will be reduced for days to come.
▪ The responsibility was going to haunt him for years to come.
▪ We will be struggling with these issues for years to come.
give sb time/a few weeks/all day etc
months/weeks/ages yet
▪ But it could be several weeks yet before these children know the fate of their school.
▪ I know it will not be for some months yet, but time passes quickly.
▪ Indeed, it may beaver for many months yet.
▪ It was to last for some months yet.
▪ It will probably be some months yet before we get the final government reaction to our proposals.
▪ Sometimes they took little dancing steps, as their blood responded to rhythms that their descendants would not create for ages yet.
never let a day/week/year etc go by without doing sth
off day/week etc
▪ And besides, pretty women have such off days, don't they?
▪ If the defense has an off day, the offense usually steps up.
▪ Obviously the market is having an off day, and this is a marvellous opportunity for you to double your stake.
▪ On off days he could sound tired, and sometimes excitement carried him away to an excess of length.
▪ Perhaps Beau was having an off day?
▪ They must now get a result against free scoring Glenavon next Saturday and rely on Bangor having an off day at Comrades.
once a week/once every three months etc
passing days/weeks/years etc
▪ As a young woman, she was pretty, slender, and graceful and she remained so with the passing years.
▪ Dent is a throwback to medieval times bypassed by modern progress, an anachronism that has survived the passing years.
▪ Over the passing years, time had been cruel to nearly everybody else.
▪ Over the passing years, time had been kind to Caduta Massi.
▪ The passing years took their toll, of course, and he did go into a decline when Grandmother died.
▪ Through the passing days, the biting cruelty of it all slowly healed, leaving only the scar tissue.
per hour/day/week etc
▪ A group of mums working on a one day per week rota can look after the arrangements for this.
▪ Action potentials zip down axons at about 225 miles per hour.
▪ At room temperature, atoms normally fly around at speeds of hundreds or thousands of miles per hour.
▪ Make a conscious effort to drink less tea and coffee - about one or two cups per day.
▪ Pony treks from the East Farm are priced at £8 per hour, 7 days a week.
▪ Prices vary enormously for group holidays but a typical price would be somewhere in the region of £25 per person per day.
▪ Singe bikes cost $ 3. 50 per hour, tandems $ 5 per hour.
▪ These couples averaged 2.44 copulations per week.
take home £120 per week/$600 a month etc
ten minutes' worth/a week's worth etc of sth
the day/week etc after next
▪ From them I learned that the coronation was to be on the day after next, and not in three weeks.
▪ I think it might be the week after next.
▪ The case will be heard in London's High Court the week after next.
▪ We shall meet the day after next.
▪ We won't be able to cut the grass the week after next, as I'd hoped.
the day/week/month etc before
▪ And he also had long discussions with the actors when they rehearsed the dialogue during the week before shooting began.
▪ Barbara Walters found time the week before her swirl of Inaugural engagements as the date of Sen.
▪ Even the day before the King died!
▪ If she laid at dawn, like most birds, she would have to have prepared the day before.
▪ That is equivalent to the day before Thanksgiving, Black Wednesday, in industry parlance.
▪ The final winner will be announced the week before Super Bowl.
▪ The move came the day before high school players are allowed to sign letters-of-intent with college programs.
▪ The observers of gonorrhoea in the days before effective treatment was available vividly described the symptoms of acute gonococcal urethritis.
the day/week/year etc before last
▪ I didn't know myself where the house was until the week before last.
▪ In the week before last, claims rose by 22, 000.
▪ The Sunday newspaper articles had come out the week before last, and were still bringing in letters.
the other day/morning/week etc
▪ Another feller came the other day to get some, too.
▪ C., your man Stafford called the other day.
▪ He won on his seasonal debut at Chepstow last month and wasn't at all disgraced when third at Ascot the other day.
▪ I caught Cam looking at me the other day.
▪ I had a letter from Benedicta the other day.
▪ I just saw one the other day, buying cheese.
▪ Isn't the sea calmer than the other day?
▪ Yeah, she did that the other day in the car.
the year/week etc ending sth
▪ An interim dividend of 6p per ordinary share was paid on 1 April 1993 in respect of the year ending 31 December 1993.
▪ Copies of the most recent report for the year ending 31 March are in the Library.
▪ During the week ending last Tuesday 109 people in every 100,000 of the population had flu, and 154 had flu-like illnesses.
▪ Figures released today reported that in the year ending March 31 profits before tax were £10.3m compared with £7.7m in 1992.
▪ Group pre-tax profits for the year ending February 28 fell 12.5% to £1.2m.
▪ The bad-debt provisions are expected to knock £25m off profits for the year ending February.
▪ The company is aiming to break even at the pretax level in the year ending March 31.
▪ The company said it expects revenue of about $ 34. 5 million for the year ending June 30, 1996.
three weeks/two years etc now
two weeks/a month etc short of sth
working hours/day/week
▪ Apparently, too, Rosie enjoyed herself after working hours.
▪ At the end of the working day most of us retreat to families and/or partners and play other parts.
▪ Items must be posted at post office counters in advance of latest recommended posting times for next working day delivery.
▪ Remember, your spouse may not be used to having you home during working hours.
▪ The whole operation was based on 50 journeys or rounds, one for each vehicle on every working day of the week.
▪ These, as we now know, involve everything from environmental considerations to limits on the working hours of employees.
▪ They had only three working days in which to prepare the defence against the new charge.
▪ They took long lunches and went to barbershops, beauty parlors, bathhouses, and tearooms during working hours.
▪ a 40-hour week
▪ I don't go out much during the week.
▪ It would probably take a week to hike that far.
▪ The class meets once a week.
▪ And the Financial Ombudsman Service this week published a briefing note for firms handling endowment mortgage complaints.
▪ At the end of the first week you will have a solid foundation on which to build in future weeks.
▪ He was discharged three weeks after admission, having recovered fully.
▪ Inspect stored fruit every week and throw out any that has started to go rotten.
▪ Johnny Haynes's £100 a week neither bankrupted Fulham nor killed the game.
▪ Just last week, I met a couple with four children under 10, all living in a van.
▪ The measure was overwhelmingly passed by both Houses of Congress this week.
▪ We will give all 16-19 year olds in work the equivalent of at least two days a week education or training.
The Collaborative International 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. wechsel change, L. vicis turn, alternation, and E. weak. Cf. Weak.] A period of seven days, usually that reckoned from one Sabbath or Sunday to the next. I fast twice in the week. --Luke xviii. 12. Note: Although it [the week] did not enter into the calendar of the Greeks, and was not introduced at Rome till after the reign of Theodesius, it has been employed from time immemorial in almost all Eastern countries. --Encyc. Brit. Feast of Weeks. See Pentecost,

  1. Prophetic week, a week of years, or seven years.
    --Dan. ix. 24.

    Week day. See under Day.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English wucu, wice, etc., from Proto-Germanic *wikon (cognates: Old Norse vika, Old Frisian wike, Middle Dutch weke, Old High German wecha, German woche), probably originally with the sense of "a turning" or "succession" (compare Gothic wikon "in the course of," Old Norse vika "sea-mile," originally "change of oar," Old English wican "yield, give way"), from PIE root *weik- (4) "to bend, wind" (see vicarious). The vowel sound seems to have been uncertain in Old and Middle English and -e-, -i-, -o-, -u-, -y-, and various diphthongs are attested for it.\n

\n"Meaning primarily 'change, alteration,' the word may once have denoted some earlier time division, such as the 'change of moon, half month,' ... but there is no positive evidence of this" [Buck]. No evidence of a native Germanic week before contact with the Romans. The seven-day week is ancient, probably originating from the 28-day lunar cycle, divisible into four periods of seven day, at the end of each of which the moon enters a new phase. Reinforced during the spread of Christianity by the ancient Jewish seven-day week.\n

\nAs a Roman astrological convention it was borrowed by other European peoples; the Germanic tribes substituting their own deities for those of the Romans, without regard to planets. The Coligny calendar suggests a Celtic division of the month into halves; the regular Greek division of the month was into three decades; and the Romans also had a market week of nine days.\n\nGreek planetary names [for the days of the week] ... are attested for the early centuries of our era, but their use was apparently restricted to certain circles; at any rate they never became popular. In Rome, on the other hand, the planetary names became the established popular terms, too strongly intrenched to be displaced by the eccl[esiastical] names, and spreading through most of western Europe.


\nPhrase a week, as in eight days a week recorded by 1540s; see a- (1).

n. Any period of seven consecutive days.

  1. n. any period of seven consecutive days; "it rained for a week" [syn: hebdomad]

  2. a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday [syn: calendar week]

  3. hours or days of work in a calendar week; "they worked a 40-hour week" [syn: workweek]


The days of the week were named in different languages after classical planets, various deities (example: Thursday – Thor's day, a variation after Jupiter's day from Roman times) and heavenly bodies (example: Sunday – Sun's day) and other sources. In English, the names are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

ISO 8601 includes the ISO week date system, a numbering system for weeks within a given year – each week begins on a Monday and is associated with the year that contains that week's Thursday (so that if a year starts in a long weekend Friday–Sunday, week number one of the year will start after that).

The term "week" is sometimes expanded to refer to other time units comprising a few days, such as the nundinal cycle of the ancient Roman calendar.

Week (Do As Infinity song)

"Week!" is the ninth single by Do As Infinity, released in 2001. The B-side, "Tsuredzure Naru Mama ni", is the only studio-recorded song by the guitarist Ryo Owatari, who also wrote the lyrics. The melody parallels that of song "Yesterday & Today". It was used as the theme song for the drama Yome wa Mitsuboshi.

This song was included in the band's compilation albums Do the Best and Do the A-side.

Week (disambiguation)

A week is a time unit equal to seven days.

The word week may also refer to time cycles in other calendars, such as:

  • the eight-day week
  • the nine-day week
  • the Chinese ten-day week

Week as a proper noun may also refer to:

  • " Week!", a 2001 song by Do As Infinity
  • Week, Devon, a village in England
  • Week (Canada), a literary periodical based in Toronto, Canada
  • The Week, a British news magazine
  • The Week (Indian magazine), an Indian news magazine

WEEK may refer to:

  • WEEK-TV, a television station licensed to Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • WOAM, an AM radio station licensed to Peoria, Illinois, United States, which held the call sign WEEK until 1960
  • WPIA, an FM radio station licensed to Eureka, Illinois, United States, which held the call sign WEEK-FM from 1997 to 1999

Usage examples of "week".

He had learned her opinions on the subject of Aberrancy over the weeks they had spent together, and while he did not agree with much of what she said, it had enough validity to make him think.

NARAL Pro-Choice America even decided not to oppose a bill that would require doctors to anesthetize babies being aborted after the twentieth week of pregnancy, called the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

He felt in no mood for conversation, and as he sipped his absinth he let his mind run rather sorrowfully over the past few weeks of his life.

Sir John Fenwick, Smith, and Cook, to say nothing of the corroborative evidence of Goodman, establish beyond doubt that you were accessorily, though perhaps not actively, guilty of high treason--at this period, I say, there can be little doubt that if you were brought to trial--that is, in the course of next week, as I have heard it rumoured--the result would be fatal, such, in short, as we should all deplore.

The Brattles, Hannah Flood and her children, and five other families--forty souls in all--had made it to some caves on the south end of the Achor Marshes and had remained hidden there for a week now.

Two weeks later the Scorpion Lady told me to skip the Hatchery and go back to the Acme Fertilizer Company, and Reginald attacked the elephant shit with the same enthusiasm he had attacked it a month earlier.

David and Deborah his manner remained always the same, jestingly ironic, scornfully loquacious, lovingly friendly of a sudden, then for a day, two days, a week utterly silent, while his eyes roved, his ears were acock listening for a step.

He had ridden out with her once in the first week, and seemed to take pride in showing her the acreage belonging to the plantation, the fields in cane and food crops, the lay of the lands along the river.

He and Margaret had closed the diner for a week each summer to take Addle on a family vacation.

Jack let himself into the diner with the key that Addle had given him weeks before, wondering how he could have been so stupid.

He had shamelessly used Addle during these weeks in jail, in solitary.

NEW ORLEANSThe American Tonsil, Adenoid and Vas Deferens Society is holding their fifth annual convention this week in the Old Royal Maison New Orleans.

Would we measure their adherence to a new containment regime in months, weeks, or just days?

After a few observations from Lords Brougham and Londonderry, the debate was adjourned till the following week, when the lord-chancellor stated that he should propose that power be given to the crown to allow the prince to take precedence next after any heir-apparent to the throne.

The corporation met and adjourned for three weeks as a mark of respect.