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Meaning of WEEK

Pronunciation:  week

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hours or days of work in a calendar week; "they worked a 40-hour week"
  2. [n]  a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday
  3. [n]  any period of seven consecutive days; "it rained for a week"

WEEK is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: hebdomad, workweek
 See Also: calendar day, calendar month, calendar week, civil day, day of the week, Holy Week, month, Passion Week, period, period of time, rag, rag week, shibah, shiva, shivah, time period, week, week from Monday, weekend, work time



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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.

{Week day}. See under {Day}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

From the beginning, time was divided into weeks, each consisting of six days of working and one of rest (Gen. 2:2, 3; 7:10; 8:10, 12; 29:28). The references to this division of days becomes afterwards more frequent (Ex. 34:22; Lev. 12:5; Num. 28:26; Deut. 16:16; 2 Chr. 8:13; Jer. 5:24; Dan. 9:24-27; 10:2, 3). It has been found to exist among almost all nations.