Easter week, freshman week.
To work a 40-hour week.
Working a three-day 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.
Home Safety Week.
I'll see you Friday week.
It was Friday week that we last met.
I'll see you Thursday week.
A week of rain.
- a week, counting backward or forward, from Sunday (or Monday, Tuesday, etc.)
- a week, counting backward or forward, from today (or yesterday, etc.)
- every week or for many successive weeks
- each week
- every week
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of week
- Middle English weke from Old English wicu weik-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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 𐍅𐌹𐌺𐍉 (wikô, “turn for temple service"), Old English wÄ«can.