Definition of fortnight in English:

fortnight

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːtnʌɪt
 
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noun

British
1A period of two weeks.
More example sentences
  • In the last seven years at home there were regular fortnights in hospital: periodic detention, we called it.
  • He began to recover a fortnight ago and, after a sparkling piece of work last Tuesday, he was back on target.
  • In the past fortnight six new sea lion pups have been born and two wolf cubs made their first public appearances.
1.1 informal (Preceded by a specified day) used to indicate that something will take place two weeks after that day.

Origin

Old English fēowertīene niht 'fourteen nights'.

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