[syn: week, calendar week]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. 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.
Feast of Weeks. See Pentecost, 1.
Prophetic week, a week of years, or seven years. --Dan. ix.
Week day. See under Day.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any period of seven consecutive days; "it rained for a
week" [syn: week, hebdomad]
2: hours or days of work in a calendar week; "they worked a
40-hour week" [syn: workweek, week]
3: a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday [syn:
week, calendar week]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "week":
Heptateuch, abundant year, academic year, annum, bissextile year,
calendar month, calendar year, century, common year, day, decade,
decennary, decennium, defective year, fiscal year, fortnight,
heptachord, heptad, heptagon, heptahedron, heptameter, heptarchy,
heptastich, hour, leap year, lunar month, lunar year, lunation,
luster, lustrum, man-hour, microsecond, millennium, millisecond,
minute, moment, month, moon, quarter, quinquennium, regular year,
second, semester, septennate, septet, septuor, session, seven,
sevener, sidereal year, solar year, sun, term, trimester,
twelvemonth, weekday, year
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
From the beginning, time was divided into weeks, each consisting
of six days of working and one of rest (Gen. 2:2, 3; 7:10; 8:10,
12; 29:28). The references to this division of days becomes
afterwards more frequent (Ex. 34:22; Lev. 12:5; Num. 28:26;
Deut. 16:16; 2 Chr. 8:13; Jer. 5:24; Dan. 9:24-27; 10:2, 3). It
has been found to exist among almost all nations.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
WEEK. Seven days of time.
2. The week commences immediately after twelve o'clock, on the night
between Saturday and Sunday, and ends at twelve o'clock, seven days of
twenty-four hours each thereafter.
3. The first day of the week is called Sunday; (q.v.) the second,
Monday; the third, Tuesday; the, fourth, Wednesday; the fifth, Thursday; the
sixth, Friday; and the seventh, Saturday. Vide 4 Pet. S. C. Rep. 361.