fortnight fortnight  /ˈfɔrt ˌnaɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a period of fourteen consecutive days

Usage(s):

  1. With Rosh Hashonah last fortnight began the Jewish new year, according to the Jewish calendar the 5,698th since the Creation.
  2. Then they chugged across northern Africa, arrived in Manhattan on an export steamer a fortnight ago.
  3. California Shot-Putter Parry O'Brien, who broke a distance barrier a fortnight ago with a world record toss of 59 ft, in.

News

  1. Bendtner set for Arsenal exit

    The Gunners have agreed a deal with several 'good' clubs for the Denmark international, and he expects to decide on his destination in the next fortnight
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Fortnight For Freedom Rally planned For June 20, 2013

    Archbishop George J. Lucas will headline the Archdiocese of Omaha’s June 20 “Fortnight for Freedom Rally” at Christ the King Church in Omaha.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WOWT Omaha

  3. Prep sports: The week ahead

    Week 2 of the busiest fortnight in prep sports begins Tuesday with the starts of the golf and lacrosse state tournaments, followed by the baseball state tournament, which kicks off Thursday.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "The whole side showed great character to come back like that again," said Benitez. "We did something similar at Manchester City a fortnight ago, and maybe I would like a calmer time on the bench. It would be nice to have three or four goals...
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Rafael Benitez Source: Times Online

  2. "I'm obviously very disappointed to get the news but I've got to follow the medical advice I've received," Sheridan said in a Rugby Football Union statement. "The laceration should be fully healed in a fortnight."
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Andrew Sheridan Source: Reuters.uk

  3. Gebrselassie, who had suffered a minor injury only two weeks ago, said: "I'm so happy everything was perfect - the weather, the pacemaking and support from the spectators. In my last preparation over 20k a fortnight ago I ran 40 seconds faster than...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Haile Gebrselassie Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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