week


week
noun Etymology: Middle English weke, from Old English wicu, wucu; akin to Old High German wehha week and perhaps to Latin vicis change, alternation, Old High German wehsal exchange Date: before 12th century 1. a. any of a series of 7-day cycles used in various calendars; especially a 7-day cycle beginning on Sunday and ending on Saturday b. (1) a week beginning with a specified day or containing a specified holiday <
Easter week
>
<
the week of the 18th
>
(2) a week appointed for public recognition of some cause <
Fire Prevention Week
>
2. a. any seven consecutive days b. a series of regular working, business, or school days during each 7-day period 3. a time seven days before or after a specified day <
last Sunday week
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.