Weak vs. Week

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Weak is an adjective that means lacking physical strength or feeble. Weak may also mean lacking in moral strength, easily influenced or lured into temptation. A person or thing which exerts little force is considered weak. Related words are weaker, weakest and weakish. Weak comes from the Old English word wac, meaning pliant, of little worth, not steadfast.

A week is a period of any seven consecutive days. A calendrical week consists of seven days named Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some calendars consider Monday to be the first day of the week, some calendars consider Sunday to be the first day of the week. British English speakers use week as an adverb, to refer to seven days after or before a specified day. Week comes from the Old English words wucu, wicu and wice meaning change, alteration, a turning or succession.


The nation’s top labor leader had good words for those who enforce labor safety laws and mines, but said that they were working with a weak hand and poor funding.–(The Washington Examiner)

Crude palm oil remained weak for the second day and prices fell by another 0.18 per cent to Rs 379.30 per 10 kg in futures trade today as participants engaged in reducing their positions, tracking a weak trend at spot market on sluggish demand.–(The Economic Times)

A week with some of the world’s most interesting people will leave an indelible mark long afterward. USA TODAY reporter Trevor Hughes shares his final thoughts on the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. (USA Today)

The Treasury’s schedule of financing this week includes the regular weekly auction of new three- and six-month bills on Tuesday and an auction of four-week bills on Wednesday. (The New York Times)

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