A week is a time unit equal to seven days. It is the standard time period used for cycles of work days and rest days in most parts of the world.
The term "week" is sometimes expanded to refer to other time units comprising a few days. Such "weeks" of between four and ten days have been used historically in various places. Intervals longer than 10 days are not usually termed "weeks" as they are closer in length to the fortnight or the month than to the seven-day week.
Famous quotes containing the word weekly:
“Henry David Thoreau, who never earned much of a living or sustained a relationship with any woman that wasnt brotherlywho lived mostly under his parents roof ... who advocated one days work and six days off as the weekly round and was considered a bit of a fool in his hometown ... is probably the American writer who tells us best how to live comfortably with our most constant companion, ourselves.”
—Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)
“Prostitutes have very improperly been styled women of pleasure; they are women of pain, or sorrow, of grief, of bitter and continual repentance, without a hope of obtaining a pardon.”
—Anonymous, U.S. womens magazine contributor. Weekly Visitor or Ladies Miscellany, p. 85 (January 1804)
“A faithful lover is a character greatly out of date, and rarely now used but to adorn some romantic novel, or for a flourish on the stage. He passes now for a man of little merit, or one who knows nothing of the world.”
—Anonymous, U.S. womens magazine contributor. Weekly Visitor or Ladies Miscellany, p. 20 (April 1803)