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Meaning of FORTNIGHT

Pronunciation:  'fort`nit

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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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