Definition of Fortnight

1. Noun. A period of fourteen consecutive days. "Most major tennis tournaments last a fortnight"

Exact synonyms: Two Weeks
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Derivative terms: Fortnightly



Definition of Fortnight

1. n. The space of fourteen days; two weeks.

Definition of Fortnight

1. Noun. A period of fourteen nights; two weeks. ¹

2. Adverb. After a fortnight has passed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fortnight

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fortnight

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fortnight (current term)
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Literary usage of Fortnight

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"To collect money for this scheme, and to obtain priest's orders, he left for England on 28 Aug. On his return he spent a fortnight in Ireland, well received ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by John Leycester Adolphus, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1838)
"The fore shift hegins work at two o'clock on the Monday morning, and works twelve hours on that morning and every morning during the fortnight, except on ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"... intervals of about a fortnight, beginning with the middle of July and continuing thru August. Moderately infested trees may be saved by cutting out the ..."

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