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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  12. 
 
  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. 
  --Encyc.  Brit. 
 
  {Feast  of  Weeks}.  See  {Pentecost},  1. 
 
  {Prophetic  week},  a  week  of  years,  or  seven  years.  --Dan.  ix 
  24. 
 
  {Week  day}.  See  under  {Day}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  week 
  n  1:  any  period  of  seven  consecutive  days;  "it  rained  for  a  week" 
  [syn:  {hebdomad}] 
  2:  a  period  of  seven  consecutive  days  starting  on  Sunday  [syn: 
  {calendar  week}] 
  3:  hours  or  days  of  work  in  a  calendar  week;  "they  worked  a 
  40-hour  week"  [syn:  {workweek}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Week 
  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. 
 




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