Sunday through Monday would be a week.
- The seven days on a line of a calendar that include Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are an example of a calendar week.
- The five days Monday through Friday that you spend going to work instead of being off is an example of a work week or business week.
- a period of seven days, esp. one beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday
- a particular or specified week: Easter week, freshman week
- the hours or days of work in a seven-day period: to work a 40-hour week
Origin of weekMiddle English weke from Old English wicu with lengthened and lowered vowel, akin to German woche (OHG wohha) from Indo-European an unverified form weig-, to bend (see weak): basic sense “period of change”
Sunday (or Monday or Tuesday, etc.) week
this day (or yesterday, etc.) week
week after week
week by week
week in, week out
- a. A period of seven days: a week of rain.b. A seven-day calendar period, especially one starting with Sunday and continuing through Saturday: this week.
- a. A week designated by an event or holiday occurring within it: commencement week.b. A week dedicated to a particular cause or institution: Home Safety Week.
- The part of a calendar week devoted to work, school, or business: working a three-day week.
- a. One week from a specified day: I'll see you Friday week.b. One week ago from a specified day: It was Friday week that we last met.
Origin of weekMiddle English weke from Old English wicu ; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Any period of seven consecutive days.
- A period of seven days beginning with Sunday or Monday.
- A subdivision of the month into longer periods of work days punctuated by shorter weekend periods of days for markets, rest, or religious observation such as a sabbath.
- Seven days after (sometimes before) a specified date.
- I'll see you Thursday week.
From Middle English weke, from Old English wice, wucu (“week"), from Proto-Germanic *wikÇ (“turn, succession, change, week"), from Proto-Indo-European *weig-, *weik- (“to bend, wind, turn, yield"). Related to Proto-Germanic *wÄ«kanÄ… (“to bend, yield, cease"). The Dutch noun derives from a related verb *waikwaz (“to yield"), via the current Dutch form wijken (“to cede, give way").
Related words are Old High German wohha (Modern German Woche), Old Frisian wike (West Frisian wike), Middle Dutch weke (“week") (modern Dutch week), Old Saxon wika, Old Norse vika (Icelandic vika, Norwegian veke Danish uge), Gothic ð…ðŒ¹ðŒºð‰ (wikÃ´, “turn for temple service"), Old English wÄ«can.