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Meaning of FORTNIGHT

Pronunciation:  'fort`nit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a period of fourteen consecutive days; "most major tennis tournaments last a fortnight"
 

FORTNIGHT is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: two weeks
 
 See Also: period, period of time, time period

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fort"night`\ (?; in U.S. often ?; 277), n. [Contr.
fr. fourteen nights, our ancestors reckoning time by nights
and winters; so, also, seven nights, sennight, a week.]
The space of fourteen days; two weeks.

 
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