Definition of midweek in US English:



  • The middle of the week, usually regarded as being from Tuesday to Thursday.

    ‘by midweek the strike could affect subways and buses’
    • ‘The former Stoke City player is short of match practice having played just 45 minutes for the reserves in midweek.’
    • ‘Unlike with previous friendly follies, Scotland were near to full strength in midweek.’
    • ‘I don't like drawing analogies with football, but the match in Paris in midweek was an eye-opener in more ways than one.’
    • ‘He asked them to turn out for training in greater numbers and they have responded at Clifton Park in midweek.’
    • ‘There were throaty, gloating roars from more than 30,000 fans as their side notched up another league win in midweek.’
    • ‘This could be one of the last free midweeks we have for a while to look at one or two.’
    • ‘In the past, businesses criticised holding the show midweek because it caused major traffic congestion.’
    • ‘From what he was saying in midweek, it was clear that Frank understood just how much more difficult it is to win on the road than when you're at home.’
    • ‘I can find little to be optimistic about with cold melt water running through the rivers and stillwaters frozen once again in midweek.’
    • ‘But while he may not be prepared to gamble this afternoon, the Celtic manager will be required to do so in midweek.’
    • ‘The really noticeable difference in midweek, however, came off the pitch rather than on it.’
    • ‘When we travel in midweek though, the players are off at least for one day after the game, sometimes two.’
    • ‘Even by midweek the supporters had grown weary of conspiracies.’
    • ‘They came into this game full of confidence following their 2-0 win at Wimbledon in midweek.’
    • ‘But a decision was reached in midweek by the runner and her coach, Alan Storey, that she is not in any sort of shape to compete at all.’
    • ‘A bounce game was arranged in midweek so the manager could assess all five.’
    • ‘We race every weekend plus nocturnes [night-time races] in midweek.’
    • ‘That means that neither side can wrap up the title in midweek, but a win either way would leave the victors needing a mere point the following week.’

adjective & adverb

  • In the middle of the week.

    as adjective ‘a special midweek reduction’
    as adverb ‘we have opportunities to fish midweek’
    • ‘There really was a genuine demand from people who cannot make midweek racing to have the opportunity to attend on Friday.’
    • ‘There is a good article here on how adversely midweek voting affects American productivity.’
    • ‘Bubbles by the quayside grew as a pair of midweek divers surfaced and exited the water.’
    • ‘Why aren't there more small midweek night affairs to brighten the long, dark weeks?’
    • ‘They have to make the journey to us but there are teams who like to play under the lights and get a lot of points from midweek games.’
    • ‘The club says the lights will only be used on Saturdays and one midweek evening during the football season.’
    • ‘Over the next few weeks the Clarets will have a hectic schedule with plenty of midweek games as they continue to chase the play-off dream.’
    • ‘Today, from April to October, some 350 youngsters enjoy a free, midweek break.’
    • ‘It is also adaptable to group study, or even midweek public exposition.’
    • ‘We will rotate it round providing we don't have any midweek games which clash.’
    • ‘The boat is full with a mix and match of divers from all over the place, mostly midweek regulars.’
    • ‘Half of the guests on that midweek night were being hosted by the company.’
    • ‘Unlike other plants, we change over and run different types of products midweek.’
    • ‘The special deals are for midweek travel, with supplements applying at weekends.’
    • ‘The River Ouse above York had risen to seven feet above normal after midweek thunderstorms and ruined the annual first Sunday open.’
    • ‘We arrived there at 4.50 pm on what we were told was a quiet, normal midweek day.’
    • ‘Understandably at weekends the café is busy, but midweek demand did not appear to be excessive.’
    • ‘The divers are a mix of small groups from clubs, regular midweek divers and locals.’
    • ‘Both came through midweek club games with a clean bill of health following injury scares.’
    • ‘The small audience of midweek drinkers applauds politely as he and his band play Madonna covers.’