Fortnight definitions

fôrt'nīt'
A period of 14 days; two weeks.
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A period of two weeks.
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The definition of a fortnight is a two-week period of time.

Many British Commonwealth countries pay employees every two weeks, an example of a fortnight-based payroll system.

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(chiefly UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) A period of fourteen nights; two weeks.
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After a fortnight has passed.

1852 Charles Dickens, Bleak House: We will proceed with the hearing on Wednesday fortnight.

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Origin of fortnight

Middle English fourtenight alteration of fourtene night fourteen nights Old English fēowertēne fourteen kwetwer- in Indo-European roots Old English niht night nokwt- in Indo-European roots