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[week-lee] /ˈwik li/
done, happening, appearing, etc., once a week, or every week:
a weekly appointment with an analyst.
computed or determined by the week:
a special weekly rate.
of or relating to a week or the working days in a week:
a day of respite from our weekly labors.
once a week; by the week:
to visit someone weekly; to pay rent weekly.
noun, plural weeklies.
a publication appearing once a week.
Origin of weekly
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English; see week, -ly Unabridged
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Examples from the web for weekly
  • Water weekly for the first few months unless there is regular rain.
  • After planting, water the bowls regularly and feed weekly with half-strength fish emulsion.
  • After registering, there are health surveys to fill out as well as symptom update reports that can be filed weekly.
  • Researchers tested subjects' vision again after a minimum of five hours of play weekly for six weeks.
  • The goal was to expose the practice on the animal rights group's weekly television show.
  • Small-format weekly magazine highlighting what to do and see in the city.
  • Practically all were of four small pages, each of three or four columns, issued weekly.
  • Entertainments, suppers, and lectures are held beside the five or six regular weekly religious services.
  • Our weekly round-up of things to watch out for in the next seven days.
  • The app includes free access to the editor's weekly highlights.
British Dictionary definitions for weekly


happening or taking place once a week or every week
determined or calculated by the week
once a week or every week
noun (pl) -lies
a newspaper or magazine issued every week
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Word Origin and History for weekly

mid-15c. (adv.); late 15c. (adj.), from week + -ly (2). As a noun meaning "weekly newspaper" it is recorded from 1833.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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