Definitions for: Week

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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