Definition of 'fortnight'
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Ireland have been amazing this past fortnight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their next fortnight could easily define their campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There has been a sharp rise in postponed procedures in the past fortnight following bed and staff shortages. The Sun (2017)They arrived about a fortnight ago from the Verdun front. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is still nearly 12 per cent down on its value a fortnight ago. The Sun (2016)The rest of Britain will pay them little attention until roughly a fortnight before the next election. The Sun (2016)He won impressively over track and trip a fortnight ago and I fancy him to follow up. The Sun (2016)If we could only take a fortnight's holiday from sugar and other sweeteners, we would probably return to it less fondly. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Some of the last fortnight has been quite good fun but some of it has been horrific. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The cassette then survived a fortnight in his back pocket. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is a worry that the past fortnight has been a foretaste of the election. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Any questions being asked about the team a fortnight ago have probably been answered. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For the last fortnight we have seen a carnival of attacking football. The Sun (2008)So the last fortnight has seen a concerted effort to allow voices from the left to be heard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The programme was supposed to last a fortnight so we thought we would get a week each out of them. The Sun (2011)Although that dream has been dashed the injury is only soft tissue damage and he should be back in a fortnight. The Sun (2012)The past fortnight has been good. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It will be within the next fortnight, probably. Daniel Deronda (1876)He was due a holiday in a fortnight - which he will still be taking. The Sun (2008)Do you keep paying her during your fortnight's holiday as your company probably pays you? Times, Sunday Times (2012)And you could do it in your annual fortnight's holiday. The Sun (2008)He's just back from a fortnight in the former and has acquired quite a tan. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I wonder how many will be worn over here in the next fortnight or so. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A deal could be announced within the next fortnight. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was a considerable feat of training, as the horse suffered a setback last month and had been restricted to swimming until a fortnight ago. Times, Sunday Times (2009)OR spend a fortnight in Cyprus. The Sun (2014)An announcement, which could make the loans cheaper for lenders to write, is expected in the next fortnight. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'fortnight'
British English: fortnight /ˈfɔːtˌnaɪt/ NOUN
A fortnight is a period of two weeks.
I hope to be back in a fortnight.
- American English: two weeks
- Arabic: أُسْبُوعَان
- Brazilian Portuguese: quinzena
- Chinese: 两星期
- Croatian: dva tjedna
- Czech: čtrnáct dní
- Danish: fjorten dage
- Dutch: twee weken
- European Spanish: quincena
- Finnish: kaksi viikkoa
- French: quinze jours
- German: zwei Wochen
- Greek: δεκαπενθήμερο
- Italian: due settimane
- Japanese: 二週間
- Korean: 2주일간
- Norwegian: fjorten dager
- Polish: dwa tygodnie
- European Portuguese: quinzena
- Romanian: două săptămâni
- Russian: две недели
- Spanish: quincena
- Swedish: två veckor
- Thai: สองอาทิตย์
- Turkish: on dört gün
- Ukrainian: два тижні
- Vietnamese: nửa tháng
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