week


week
noun
ADJECTIVE
last, past
previous
coming, following, next
consecutive, successive

They won 1–0 for the fourth consecutive week.

entire, full, whole

It's the first time I've done a full week's work since the accident.

work (esp. AmE) (usually workweek in AmE), working (esp. BrE)

a reduction in the working week/workweek

busy, hard, tough
long

It's been a long week and I'm very tired.

short

This is a short week because of the public holiday.

In just a few short weeks we'll be going home.

quiet

It's been a very quiet week for me.

3-day, 40-hour, etc.

He earns enough money to work a four-day week.

VERB + WEEK
spend

We spent two weeks in Mexico last summer.

take
enter

The strike has entered its second week.

WEEK + VERB
elapse, go by, pass

The week passed very slowly.

drag
PREPOSITION
by the week

They're paid by the week.

during the week

I go out most weekends, but rarely during the week.

for a week

I haven't seen him for weeks.

in a week

We'll be back in a week.

in weeks

It hasn't rained in weeks.

over a week, under a week

It's over a week since she called me.

per week

How much do you earn per week?

within a/the week

I'll have the report finished within the next couple of weeks.

PHRASES
a day of the week

Which day of the week was it?

twice, two days, etc. a week

She works three days a week.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • week — W1S1 [wi:k] n [: Old English; Origin: wicu] 1.) a period of seven days and nights, usually measured in Britain from Monday to Sunday and in the US from Sunday to Saturday once/twice/three times etc a week ▪ Letters were delivered twice a week… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • week — [ wik ] noun count *** a period of seven days, usually counted from a Sunday: He travels south two days a week. That left 15 dollars per week for food. last/next week: He will meet his uncle in Boston next week. a. a week in which particular… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • week — [wēk] n. [ME weke < OE wicu with lengthened & lowered vowel, akin to Ger woche (OHG wohha) < IE * weig , to bend (see WEAK): basic sense “period of change”] 1. a period of seven days, esp. one beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday… …   English World dictionary

  • week — /week/, n. 1. a period of seven successive days, usually understood as beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday. 2. a period of seven successive days that begins with or includes an indicated day: the week of June 3; Christmas week. 3.… …   Universalium

  • week|ly — «WEEK lee», adjective, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a week; for a week; lasting a week. 2. done, happening, or appearing once a week or each week: »She writes a weekly letter to her grandmother. 3. of or having to do with the working… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Week — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • week — O.E. wice, from P.Gmc. *wikon (Cf. O.N. vika, O.Fris. wike, M.Du. weke, O.H.G. wecha, Ger. woche), probably originally with the sense of a turning or succession (Cf. Goth. wikon in the course of, O.N. vika sea mile, originally change of oar …   Etymology dictionary

  • week in — week in, week out Continuously without a break • • • Main Entry: ↑week …   Useful english dictionary

  • week — ► NOUN 1) a period of seven days. 2) the period of seven days generally reckoned from and to midnight on Saturday night. 3) chiefly Brit. (preceded by a specified day) a week after (that day). 4) the five days from Monday to Friday, or the time… …   English terms dictionary

  • Week — For more details on each day of the week, see Weekday names. For the TV station in the Peoria Bloomington, Illinois market, see WEEK TV. Weeks redirects here. For other uses, see Weeks (disambiguation). A week is a time unit equal to seven days.… …   Wikipedia

  • week — n. 1) to spend a week (somewhere) 2) last; next; this week 3) a week from (Tuesday) 4) by the week (she is paid by the week) 5) during the week 6) for a week (they came here for a week) 7) for weeks (she hasn t been here for weeks; AE also has:… …   Combinatory dictionary


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